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Year 2

Easter Holidays Project

 

Next Term will be starting a new topic called 'Around The World'! In this topic we will find out about different countries - Year 1 will be starting to learn about Africa and in Year 2 we will be learning about India. 

 

Over the hoildays I would like you to find out as much as you can about this wonderful country. I have given you some links to information power points and this is a link to a video what shows you the country's flag, what the weather is like, which animals live there, how people dress and what they like to eat and many more things. 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z4fr87h

 

The world map is for you to find and show where India is, where the UK is and any other countries that you would like to add. Can you name the Oceans and continents? If you can't remember can you find out the names?

 

Spend some time watching and learning and then complete the tasks I have set you in the folder and on Purple Mash. I hope that you can make a fact file all about India and write postcard as if you have been on holiday to India. Tell me all the things you might have seen and what you did there!

 

When we come back after Easter we will share your work before we move on to the next part of our learning.

 

If you would like to try out some fun art ideas have a look in the Art folder (in School Closure Days). Mrs Stokley has put some great things to do in there!

 

Have a lovely holiday - don't eat too many Easter eggs! 

Mrs Cavender wink

 

Just a reminder to everyone that there are lots of things for you to do online as well as the work that I set for you every day.

 

Oxford Owl   https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/  Class login:  Username micklem   password thanks

 

Timestable Rockstars  - you have the login in your homework books

 

Purple mash - your login was emailed to you

 

Joe Wicks: PE every day on youtube - PE with Joe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8&feature=emb_title

 

Phonic Play: : https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/   Username march20  password: home

 

If you have any problems with any of these let me know: email me on year2@micklem.herts.sch.uk

Friday 3rd April

Good morning Year 2!

This is the last day of school before the Easter holidays. I am going to set you some things to do today and then, at the end if the day, log back in to see what there will be to do over the holidays. We will be starting a new topic after Easter - log on later to find out more!

 

This morning I have found a great story for you to listen to and it's called 'Mr Big' by Ed Vere. Listen to the story and think about the main character - how does he feel as the stroy goes on? Why does this change? Can you imagine another story when Mr Big has an adventure with his new friends?Perhaps you could make your own book. Don't forget to make an exciting front cover! The second link is Ed Vere, the author, showing you how to draw Mr Big - have a watch and then have a go! Please send me a photo of your books. Send it to year2@micklem.herts.sch.uk. Have fun wink

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrsMJHL7Csw Mr Big  Enjoy listening to this story

 

https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/gallery/2014/apr/25/how-to-draw-mr-big-ed-vere 

 

The music Mr Big plays id called Jazz. Have a listen to this song from The Aritocats - its really cool and it make me feel happy. What about you? Maybe you could listen to more Jazz and play along with someething you find in the kitchen!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rrXR6n0RTY The Aristocats sing jazz!

 

 

On Purple Mash I have set you a 2Do, called Simple City, this one is a visit to the zoo. Enjoy this and find out about all the animals along the way!

 

Maths today - times tables, have a go on TT Rockstars and ask someone at home to test you on your 2s, 5s and 10s. How are you getting on?

 

Talk to you later today,

Mrs Cavender smiley

 

Thursday 2nd April 

Hello everyone,

 

I had a really lovely surprise yesterday when Anya emailed some of her work to me - she had designed some knickers for the Queen. Did you listen to the story? If you didn't, have a listen today - the man reading it is really funny!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-wbxz8Drjw

 

How did you get on with learning about time yesterday? I wondered if you could try to do some counting around the clock in 5s? Do you remember we did this at school - the long minute hand moves round past each number as 5 minutes go by. Have a go at the sheet I have set and let me know how you get on.

 

On purple mash there are lots of different types of challenges set for you - Maths, English and Science as well as games. Log on and have a look - so far I can see that some of you have started trying out - well done everyone!

 

Today I would like you to choose another book from Oxford Owl to enjoy reading. Remember to challenge yourself. Please write a book review for other people to help them choose.

 

Last of all for today I would like you to find out about some of the bugs which live in your garden.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/z9fkwmn

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/05/minibeast-facts/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z44g9j6

 

Who lives there? What are the names of these animals? How do they move? How do they grow or change? Then, if you can find some things to have a go, try making a bug hotel! 

 

Have a lovely day!

Mrs Cavender smiley

Wednesday 1st April

Today is a special day - it is April fools Day! This means that up until 12 o'clock you can play a trick on anyone in your house and they can't be cross - so, what will you do?

 

Yesterday you listened to the story of The Queen's Knickers - if you missed it, go back a day and click on the link. Today it is your turn to design some knickers for the Queen - you need to decide when she would wear them and decorate them for that special purpose! I have added some special paper - maybe you would like to write a letter to the Queen to ask how she is and if she is staying at Buckingham Palace at the moment?

 

The next challenge today is to learn a little more about Time. We have learnt how to read o'clock and half past, and some of you can do quarter past and quarter to. Watch the power point and then have a go at a challenge. We will do some more work on Time tomorrow.

 

I have added an art and science activity - can you find out some facts about penguins and then make a model penguin? Have a go!

 

I hope you have fun tricking someone!

Mrs Cavender wink

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 31st March

 

Good morning!

 

Today I would like you to complete at least one thing I have set you on Purple Mash. There are Science activities, Maths activities and an English activity called 2Create A Story. On this activity you can create a story of your own, with sound effects and animations - it is really fun. If you're not sure what story you want to tell, just tell one you already know, maybe How To Catch A Star? 

 

How are you getting on with your handwriting? Are you trying to make all the letters the same size and the tail and head letters hang down or stand up tall? Keep practising - remember we have the Queen's competition in June!

 

Now, talking of the Queen, did you find out that the Tower of London is where she keeps the Crown Jewels? See if you can find some pictures of what these look like - you will be amazed and if we are lucky, one day you might see them! I have put a reading task here for you and it is all about the Queen. There is a Challenge 1, 2 and 3. You choose which one you would like to do. It tells you lots about the Queen and then asks you some questions about what you remember, so busy brains on!

 

Last thing to do today, some adding and subtracting. Use any strategy that will help you. Write these in your books:

 

Challenge 1: 24 + 10, 15 + 20, 35 + 15, 18 - 10 , 15 - 7

Challenge 2: 24 + 20, 15 + 24, 35 + 36, 42 - 10, 38 - 16

Challenge 3: 24 + 25, 35 + 25, 47 + 14, 56 - 20, 48 - 18, 54 - 18

 

Have a happy day and remember to get outside if you can. Try blowing some bubbles using washing up liquid and your fingers!

Mrs Cavender smiley

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 30th March

Good morning Year 2 - did you have a good weekend? I hope so. Are you ready for a new week of learning? 

Let's get going!

 

Today I have set you some new spelling and the Vocab Ninja words to practice. 

Have another look at the art ideas from last week - can you use them to create something special? 

 

The WWF site is full of amazing videos and information about animals. This is the link - https://www.wwf.org.uk/updates/learn-love-nature?dm_i=38LF%2C10QBQ%2C5P3LOE%2C3VLVP%2C1#learning

Would you like to make an orangutan - remember the learning you did with Miss Waterhouse about the forests where they live? I have put a sheet on the learning for today which tells you how.

 

On Purple Mash, there is lots of fantastic learning and I have set you some multiplication tasks - have a look, it is a great site!

 

Last of all, I would like to read ' Happy Birthday Winnie' on Oxford Owl. Enjoy the story and then have a go at drawing your own illustration of Winnie and Wilbur - can you copy the style of Korky Paul?

Then, create a story map of the story. Try to tell the story to someone at home using your story map.

 

(https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk Username Micklem  Password thanks)

 

If you can, enjoy getting outside. Be a nature explorer - what can you discover today?

 

Have a great day.

Mrs Cavender smiley

 

 

Friday 27th March

 

We are at the end of the first week of home learning! I hope that you have enjoyed the things that I have set for you to do. Today I would like you to make sure you do some more spelling and handwriting practice, so I will put the sheets in today's folder.

 

There is some Maths to do today - practising sharing, just like when we were finding half, but you can share a whole into many groups, but remember they must all be equal. Have a look to see what I mean - if you are finding it difficult sen me an email and I'll find a way to help you. Remember to keep practising your times table too on Times Tables Rockstars - how are you getting on?

 

Find a book on Oxford Owl, that challenges you. You may want to listen to it first and then read it - have a go at using different voices for your characters! Write a book review - if you email them to me I will share them on the website for your friends to see - then they may choose to read it to - go on have a go!

 

Have a happy weekend,

Mrs Cavender smiley

Thursday 26th March

Hi everyone,

 

I hope you enjoyed watching the Ugly Sharkling yesterday - I loved the spider swimming in the sea! Did you use your imagination and write a postcard? I would love to read them.

 

Today I am going to set you some more topic work. I want you to imagine that you are a newspaper reporter from 1666 - you are going to write a report all about the Great Fire of London! I have given you a fact file to help you remember what happened. Choose what part you want to write about - make sure that you make it interesting for your reader, describe what happened in lots of detail. If you have a newspaper at home, ask your parents to look at it with you to see the bold headings and how the writing is exciting. You could use the sheet I have sent you or just write in your books.

 

I am also sending the Vocab Ninja for this week - have a look at all the Grasshopper words and try them out. I though of this sentence starter - Everyone in the ocean used to stare at the Ugly Sharkling because... Can you finish my sentence?

 

The last thing for today is an art activity link - I know that we all love art!

https://www.accessart.org.uk/art-resources-for-home/

This site has lots of resources for you to try, some projects are big, some are just a 5 minute draw. Have a look, you will enjoy them I'm sure.

 

Have a great day and enjoy learning!

Mrs Cavender smiley

Wednesday 25th March

Did you see any birds yesterday? While the sun is still shining, why don't you complete another National Trust Challenge - 'Hold A Scary Beast'! Look under pots or stones - scary beasts love it here! If you find one can you take a photo and email it to me? I wonder if you can find out what it is called?

 

Don't forget, that every week day, 9.00 til 9.30, Joe Wicks will be running a PE lesson for the entire nation live from his youtube channel!  Have a go.

 

How are you getting on with Purple Mash and the science I set for you? Are you using Time Tables Rockstars to practise your times table skills? Any questions, just email me at year2@micklem.herts.sch.uk

 

Today I wondered if you would like to keep learning about sharks? I have 2 activities for you - one is about a short film story called 'The Ugly Sharkling' you can find it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=o0PIb0V3YEY&t=2s. Enjoy watching the film and then imagine you are Phil. Can you write a postcard to your mum or a friend to tell them all about your adventures? Remember to use time words to link your story together. I've given you a plan to help you collect your ideas.

 

I have also given you some information about sharks - a powerpoint to watch and a some fact files. What can you learn about these underwater animals? Test yourself with the quiz. 

 

Last of all, there is a 3D model of a shark to make - if you can print it out, that would be great, if not you could try copying it onto a piece of paper. Have a go and enjoy it!

 

Keep practising your spelling and handwriting and I've given you some Maths too.

Have a lovely day,

Mrs Cavender

 

 

 

How did you get on yesterday Year 2?

 

Have you been able to go out in the garden? I have been looking out of my window at the birds.

 

I'm going to give you some new things to do today!

 

 

  • One of our outdoor National Trust challenges is 'Go Bird Watching' - see if you can spot any birds outside too. If you see any let me know  - you can email me at year2@micklem.herts.sch.uk.
  • Remember to keep practising your handwriting and spelling from yesterday.

 

Have a lovely day smiley

 

 

 

Hello Year 2 smiley

 

This is our first day of learning out of school - how exciting!

Every day I will put a message on the website for you and ask you to have a go at some learning at home. In your folder from school ,there is a book for you to do all the work in, but you don't need to print out the pages, just look at them on the computer and have a go in your book. 

 

I will try to give you some work, just as if we were in school:

  • Spelling
  • Reading
  • Handwriting - the booklet is for you to do 3 words a day and you could write a sentence too, just like we do at school. Take care with your letter formation - remember the head, body and tail - just like Lenny showed you.
  • English
  • Maths
  • Topic

Remember to use all the websites I have given you as well - Oxford Owl, Phonics Play and Times Tables Rockstars. Your logins are in your homework book.

 

If you have any questions for me please email me at:  year2@micklem.herts.sch.uk

 

Happy learning everyone!

Mrs Cavender

 

We are lucky enough to now have Purple Mash, a great online learning site, for our school. Your login will sent by email. Follow the guide below and enjoy using all the exciting resources!

 

Dear Parent/Carer,
Your child has access to Purple Mash, a whole world of fun and exciting learning opportunities in one safe place.
What is Purple Mash?
Purple Mash is a comprehensive suite of online learning tools and content, designed to be used by Primary aged children in the classroom and at home.
Find out more here: https://2simple.com/parents
What should you do first?
To begin with, it’s a good idea to log in to Purple Mash with your child.
We suggest the following:
-Familiarising yourself with the menu icons.
-Looking at any set tasks that have been given to your child (2Dos)
-Finding out about Class Blogs and Display Boards accessible via the Sharing Icon
-Exploring the grammar, maths and spelling activities which match to the National Curriculum
-Play one of many fun, educational collaborative games such as 2Race
-Delve into the Science area and find out about all the areas of Science it covers
-Investigate the Topics area to support securing their knowledge of the wider curriculum
-Tour the Computing area trying out some of the tools such as 2Code, 2Go and Logo
-Get creative in the Tools section, from making an animation to building a printable 3D model
-Dive into Serial Mash (an online library of books)
-Learn through play in Mini Mash (For children aged 3 to 5).
How can you get more involved?
As a parent, you can find out about your child’s learning on Purple Mash and support them beyond the classroom by registering
with Parent Portal. Parent Portal allows you to easily see the learning your child has been doing on Purple Mash, including any
comments on work from teachers, homework (2Dos), rewards and so much more. You will never miss out on being informed of
your child’s learning as Parent Portal sends all registered users a weekly digest email. You can start using Parent Portal today
by following the 3 simple steps below.
Step 1:Enter URL on your child’s login card.
Step 2:Click ‘Register parent’.
Step 3:Enter the ‘Parent Code’ on your child’s login card and follow additional instructions.
If you have any questions, please contact your child's class teacher in the first instance.
Happy Purple Mashing

 

I have set you some 2Dos for Science.

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