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Year 2 (Wrekin class) home learning

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Hello everyone - we are all missing you here! We hope you are all safe and well. Thank you to Eva and Jessica K for the fantastic pictures on our school twitter page, we have loved hearing all about what you've been doing! It looks like you are working very hard.

Look after yourselves

Miss Fox, Mrs Al-Sadek and Mr Sherrat

xxx 

 

Please send us pictures of your child(ren) working hard at home completing activities below or other activities you have found via our twitter @WilfredOwenSch  
I would love to see what you have all been up to and hear how
you're getting on!
Miss Fox smiley

 

 

 

WALL OF FAME! 
Here is a list of the children who have been working very hard on Times Table Rockstars, Numbots, Sumdog and Classroom secret kids. You are all supertars!

 

Times Table Rockstars

Numbots

Sumdog

Classroom secret kids

Jaycob 

Jessica K

Millie

Harry

Mercedes

Kaden

Ava M

Oscar

Tyler

Harvey C

Emily

Isla

Ava B

Jessica K

Ava M

Mercedes

Jessica-T

Tyler

Alexis

Oscar

Isla

Ava B

Emily

Melody

 

 

Eva

Jasper

Jessica K

Mercedes

Ava M

Millie

Riley

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sineade

Kaden

Alexis

Ava M

Eddie

Emily

Jasper

Jaycob

Jessica K

 

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Times Table Rockstars
(most coins gained over the last 7 days) 

Position

Name

Coins

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

Jaycob 

Jessica K

Millie

Harry

Mercedes

Kaden

Ava M

Oscar

Tyler

Harvey C

66,572

37,650

20,510

16,223

10,530

6567

3360

2242

681

630

 

Top 10 Numbots
(most coins gained over the last 7 days) 

Position

Name

Coins

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

Jessica K

Ava M

Mercedes

Jessica-T

Tyler

Alexis

Oscar

Isla

Ava B

Emily

14,353

11,462

4298

4289

1354

1155

1145

476

260

123

 

A huge well done to those children in the top 10 this week - what a fantastic achievement! Which place did you manage to come? How many coins did you need to gain to place higher up?

 

 

 

Each day try to practise number facts (blue book), play a maths game (Times Table Rockstars or Numbots) and choose another activity to complete, for example spellings, reading or a grammar and punctuation activity. For websites with free resources, please see below.

 

Maths:
Here a list of maths activities or games linked to a maths topic. The video links aim to explain the maths activities.

 

Place value

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBIZal-8Kr4&list=PLWIJ2KbiNEyplZvdo0-OU48R3KSq3ywhV&index
 

*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.


Link to the ‘Total of 10’ card game:

https://www.youtube.com/watchv=SD028NOZGc&list=PLWIJ2KbiNEyoBDc5yLJ4PaiaY3o5E5
xCB&index=5&t


Link to the ‘Make 10 Pyramid’ card game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IFFRWkMWGk&list=PLWIJ2KbiNEyoBDc5yLJ4PaiaY3o5E5xCB&index


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.


Link to video on fractions of amounts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgrF1TYXP6Y&t

Equivalent fractions

Find 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…


Link to video on division as grouping and sharing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdglIPNNhuI

Addition

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


Link to dice game ‘Pig’:

https://www.youtube.com/watchv=foj6ujoT_HU&list=PLWIJ2KbiNEyoBDc5yLJ4
PaiaY3o5E5xCB&index


Link to dice game ‘Skunk’:

https://www.youtube.com/watchv=SWReEQOVr4&list=PLWIJ2KbiNEyoBDc5yL
J4PaiaY3o5E5xCB&index

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 Shapes

How 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?

Money

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.

 

 

English (including phonics; reading; grammar, punctuation and spelling):

 

Username: wrekin2
Password: 1234

 

  • https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/ - Every day at 11am David Walliams Is reading one of his books.
     
  • 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. 

    door

    gold

    plant

    clothes

    floor

    hold

    path

    busy

    poor

    told

    bath

    people

    because

    every

    hour

    water

    find

    great

    move

    again

    kind

    break

    prove

    half

    mind

    steak

    improve

    money

    behind

    pretty

    sure

    Mr

    child

    beautiful

    sugar

    Mrs

    children

    after

    eye

    parents

    wild

    fast

    could

    Christmas

    climb

    last

    should

    everybody

    most

    past

    would

    even

    only

    father

    who

     

    both

    class

    whole

     

    old

    grass

    any

     

    cold

    pass

    many

     


Science

What’s more, Explorify is completely free and always will be!
 

 

PE

 

Other useful websites;

 

  • https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/- some free resources specifically for year two (reading; grammar, punctuation and spelling; maths)
     
  • 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. 

 

 

 

Welcome to Wrekin Class!

Wrekin class is taught by Miss Fox and is supported by Mrs Al-Sadek and Miss Storey. 

Picture 1 Miss Fox
Picture 2 Mrs Al-Sadek
Picture 3 Miss Storey

Spring 2020           

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.

 

 

English

 

 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.

 

 

Maths

 

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.

 

 

Topic

 

 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.

 

Reading

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.

 

Homework

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. 

 

TimesTable Rockstars:

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. 

 

 

Don't forget!

  • 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

 

 

 

Key dates​

 

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

 

 

A disaster in the KS1 library!

A disaster in the KS1 library! 1
A disaster in the KS1 library! 2
A disaster in the KS1 library! 3
A disaster in the KS1 library! 4

Visit to Blists Hill

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Year 2 vocabulary list Spring 2020

Top 10 books for year 2

Homework support documents

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