Year 2 (Wrekin class) home learning
As a school, we are moving to providing home learning via Seesaw. Using this app we will upload daily activities. You will need to download the seesaw app onto your laptop or tablet in order to access your child's work. More information can be found here. https://web.seesaw.me/parents
All log ins for Seesaw have now been sent via email.
If you have not received one, please call the school as soon as possible.
*The Wall of Fame, including the top 10 for Times Table Rockstars and Numbots, is now available via Seesaw on a Friday*
I have added links for websites which have free resources below.
New Home Learning Links:
Oak Academy : https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-2
RadioBlogging : https://radioblogging.net/
Here a list of maths activities or games linked to a maths topic. The video links aim to explain the maths activities.
Make your own tens and ones using straws, tooth pics, pencils (or anything else you can think of which you can make into bundles of ten). Have a go at using them to make different 2-digit numbers. Use plates to make your own part-whole models.
Once you are confident, have a go at drawing out your tens and ones as pictures.
*year 2 do not need to know hundreds, so just focus on tens and ones*
Play the ‘Guess my Number’ place value game. Make 2 sets of 2-digit“My number has 4 tens and 3 ones (43). What is my number? Can you make my number?
Number bonds to 10
Practise your number bonds to 10 by playing the Total of 10 and the ‘Make 10’ pyramid card game.
Can you make up your own game to practise number bonds to 10?
Fractions of amounts
Find some things you can use to share out, to practise finding fractions of amounts. E.g. raisins, grapes, sweets etc….
Share them out between 2 teddies to find 1/2 and then between 4 teddies to find 1/4 ,2/4 or 3/4. You could also find 1/ 3 or 2/3 by putting them into 3 groups.
Equivalent fractionsFind different things you can use to prove that a half is equal to 2 quarters. Cut a pizza/cake, share raisins, grapes, lego out into halves and quarters.
Division as grouping and sharing
Find things around the house you can use to practise division as sharing and division of grouping. You could use raisins, grapes, lego bricks etc…
Practise adding numbers together by playing games with dice. Have a go at playing ‘Pig’ and ‘Skunk’ and then try and think of your own game
Time (o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to)
Why don’t you make your own clock and have a go at telling the time to o’clock and half past using just the hour hand. Once you are confident with that, have a go at telling the time to quarter past and quarter to.Once you have tried it using just the hour hand, bring in the minute hand too.
2D and 3D ShapesHow many 2D and 3D shapes can you name? Go round your house/garden and make a list of all the circles, squares, rectangles and triangle shapes you can see. Can you find any other 2D shapes? Then go round looking for 3D shapes (cubes, cuboids, cylinders and spheres). Can you find any others?
Ask your parents for some money. Can you identify all the coins?Can you make 50p? Can you find a different way to make 50p, using different coins? Try this for different amounts.
- https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/primary-resources/ - as a school we follow the white rose maths scheme so i have included their website that has some free resources linked to numerous areas of maths.
- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ - Our current maths scheme is hosting maths parties every day at 10am! Just select the year group, watch the lesson and then answer the questions.
English (including phonics; reading; grammar, punctuation and spelling):
- https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html - a range of videos to support children’s creative writing. This website includes activity ideas below each video.
- https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - phonics games.
- https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/school-closure-resources/ - free online learning resources that include activities which can be completed online or printable resources. The activities cover, reading, English, Maths and outdoor learning ideas.
- https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/please-log-in?open_loginbox=true – this is the reading scheme we follow as a school. This website has free eBooks for you to access. You can either listen to the book via the audio feature or read it. I have created a class log in, see below:
- In KS1 the children need to know common exception words. These words don’t follow the common phonetic spelling rules. Here is a list of all the common exception words for year 2.
- https://www.techniquest.org/daily-demos/ - Every day this week, Techniquest will be uploading a new science demo at midday. Some will be ones that you can try at home, and others will be using materials that you can only find at Techniquest.
- https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/activities - Choose from a wide range of curriculum-linked, low-prep activities that will set young minds whizzing and whirring!
What’s more, Explorify is completely free and always will be!
- https://www.chesterzoo.org/schools/resources/?search=&stages=5-7 Use this link to explore a range of different resources for all subjects.
- https://www.gonoodle.com/ - GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are.
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers - Fun curriculum linked resources to get moving while you learn
Other useful websites;
- https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/ - A range of interactive activities linked to grammar, punctuation and spelling; maths or reading. Your child has a free log in, please see the back page of their diaries for the log in details. If you do not have access to this, every child's username is 246906 followed by their first name and the password is the same as their Times Table Rockstars password.
- https://pages.sumdog.com/ - this is an interactive website that has lots of different activities (maths, spelling or reading). Your child has been given a log in, these are on the back page of their reading diaries.
- https://www.alfrescolearning.co.uk/parents/ outdoor learning ideas. Have a look through the pictures to gain some ideas of how your children could learn in their gardens.
- https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/ - live webcams of animals at Edinburgh Zoo.
- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - some interactive activities linked to the national curriculum that can be played on tablets or laptops.
- https://plprimarystars.com/ - A wide collection of free, curriculum-linked resources to educate and entertain children at home. You can find lots of ideas for helping your children get active, as well as fun videos, games and worksheets for Maths, English and Health and Wellbeing.
Welcome to Wrekin Class!
Wrekin class is taught by Miss Fox and is supported by Mrs Al-Sadek and Miss Storey.
Welcome back and Happy New Year! We hope you had a fantastic break over the Christmas period.
This term our topic is ‘World Kitchen’. We will begin the term by going for afternoon tea as later in the term we will prepare and host an afternoon tea for the most vulnerable and lonely in our local community. In class we will have an afternoon tea themed café for the children to explore at different opportunities in the term.
Linked to our lasting legacy of afternoon tea for the lonely, we will first explore books with a food theme such as ‘Giant Jam Sandwich’ and ‘Tiger that Came to Tea’. Whilst using these books as a starting point, we will complete instruction writing and story writing. We may even have to make our very own giant jam sandwich! The second half of the term will begin with explanation texts and looking at how flour is made. We will then look at sending invitations to people in the community to invite them to afternoon tea.
Please see the bottom of the page for the document which lists our vocabulary for the Spring term.
To start this term’s maths, we will revisit multiplication and division to ensure we are all confident with it. We will look at sharing and grouping and the difference between these concepts. Each day the children will be presented with a challenge, linked to the lesson, that aims to develop their reasoning and problem solving skills. We will then explore shape, fractions and length and height within measurement. Within each of these topics we will revisit place value and addition and subtraction as these underpin everything we do in maths.
Our topic will begin with looking at where food comes from and how the changes in weather affects food crops. We will then start to look at harvesting, what it is, why and how we harvest and comparing harvesting in the past with current harvesting methods. We’ll then explore machinery used for harvesting and will put these on a timeline before we look at where our food goes before it reaches our plates.
All children will bring home a reading book every night. They will be given the opportunity to change this book during our guided reading sessions.
This year we have created bookmarks for the children to use during the time they read with you at home. These bookmarks have examples of questions you could ask the children in order to support their understanding of the book.
For example; why do you think that character is feeling like that? What type of word is that? Can you think of another word for that? What does that mean? What might happen next? What does the front cover tell you about the story?
For children who read every night, they will get reading buddies at the end of the week. For every night the children read, they will be entered into a raffle to win prizes at the end of the week!
In school, the focus of our guided reading sessions will be to develop comprehension skills by using a separate book to the one sent home. During these sessions we will ask the children questions to stimulate their understanding of the book similar to the ones on the bookmark.
In addition to this each class has devised a list of top 10 books. The children have access to these books to read as and when they choose. The books are also read by the adults in the class during story time. For this list of books please see the bottom of the web page.
Please continue to support your child by listening to them read each night and supporting them in practicing their spellings that will be sent home. Some children may need to put their spellings into a sentence to support their understanding of the word.
Children also have number facts books and we would be grateful if you could help them learn their number facts. These include: counting in multiples, key facts about numbers, dividing etc.
Online maths homework will be set using our online tool ‘Mathster' when the set up is complete and the children are familiar with the system. We also have 'Times Table Rockstars' which is a fun and exciting way to support your child with their times tables. This has proved to be very effective in building the foundations for children's maths skills.
Please ask Miss Fox if you would like to be reminded of your child's log in details.
Please see the document attached to the bottom of this page for further information about how to log in.
If you have any problems please get in touch with Miss Fox.
- Reading books (every day).
- Spelling books (every day).
- Number fact books (every day).
- PE is on Mondays and Wednesdays.
- Forest school is on a Tuesday afternoon
Please note your child will need to come into school on a Tuesday in their uniform and bring with them a change of clothes for forest school.
For forest school the children are split into two groups. One week your child will do forest school and the following week they will do art. This is so the children get a longer session for forest school and art. The dates each group will complete forest school sessions are below. To find out which group your child is in please look on the classroom window.
|Forest school group 1||Forest School group 2|
7th January 2020
21st January 2020
4th February 2020
25th February 2020
10th March 2020
24th March 2020
14th January 2020
28th January 2020
11th February 2020
3rd March 2020
17th March 2020
31st March 2020
06.01.20 PD day
08.01.20 New year lunch
13.01.20 After school clubs start
24.01.20 Chinese New Year lunch
07.02.20 Year 2 class assembly
13.02.20 Parent’s evening
14.02.20 Non-uniform day
17.02.20 Half term
05.03.20 World Book Day
27.03.20 After school clubs finish
02.04.20 Easter lunch
03.04.20 Non-uniform day
06.04.20 Easter holidays
20.04.20 Children return to school