During the School Closure, we will provide ideas for work and things to do at home here. As always, please visit our Learning Zone for a variety of suggested activities and electronic resources.
English and Maths Activities wb 29/6/20
English: This week we will be looking at proper nouns. We will be linking this to our topic work and remembering to use capital letters for place names. Here are the resources and activities we will be doing in our bubble:
Maths: We are moving on from place value activities and beginning to revise addition and subtraction. Here are the resources linked to the White Rose Hub based around 10/100 more and less, number bonds and finding patterns. The resources are both Year 2 and 3. We will focus on the Year 2 work however we will use the Year 3 work as extra challenges where needed.
Thank you so much for all your hard work during lockdown-we are very proud of you! Please share any work that you do with us by sending a picture of your work to your class email and as always we will respond. We look forward to seeing your work!
Miss Moore and Mrs Cavanagh
North American Landmarks 29/6/20 for Year 2 and 3
This week we will continue our journey 'Around the World' in the Year 2 and 3 bubble. We are going to research and learn about some famous landmarks in the continent of North America and we invite you to join us.
Just as we did last week we have sheets below where you can create a poster or factfile about your chosen landmark on the computer and practise your I.T. skills. Or choose one of the lined sheets to write some factual sentences about the landmark that you have chosen. When you click on the document just enable editing to set the page before you print it.
We have included some websites for you to read and research the landmarks as well as some video clips on youtube. We have also put a sheet of facts about the Statue of Liberty and a comprehension task that goes with it. There is a photograph of the Statue of Liberty from which you could create your own jigsaw. You decide how many pieces and the shape of the pieces and then see if you can put it all back together. There are also links to youtube guides to help you draw some of the landmarks.
Have fun and enjoy learning about these famous landmarks. Please share any work that you do with us, if it is your art work or a factfile, by sending it to your class email and as always we will respond. We look forward to seeing your work!
Miss Moore and Mrs Cavanagh
Activities - just click on any document to open it.
Useful websites - click to open the links
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usHRc7G0gVo Statue of Liberty free school facts clip
read some facts about the Statue of Liberty. This has an audio at the bottom that will read the text as well.
https://kids.kiddle.co/Statue_of_Liberty Read facts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GByZj3a8Oac how to draw the Statue of Liberty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fApIefqUvSo Mount Rushmore free school facts clip
Read facts about Mount Rushmore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9Q3eIq3goo How to draw Mount Rushmore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKphjf3VZhA Golden Gate Bridge free school facts clip
https://kids.kiddle.co/Golden_Gate_Bridge Read facts about the Golden Gate Bridge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAb3kcaQl8o How to draw the Golden Gate Bridge
In English we are also learning about proper nouns. See the power point and activity below.
European Landmarks WB 22/6/20 for Year 2 and 3
As part of our Around the World learning we are going to learn about some famous landmarks. We are starting with some European landmarks including Big Ben, The Eiffel Tower and The Colosseum. Below are some sheets that you can use to research each of these landmarks and then use the facts that you have learnt to create a poster about one or each of the landmarks. You can do this poster on a laptop (see the PC sheet) or you can write about the landmark using the sheet with the lines. If you use your PC or laptop can you change the colour of the font (lettering,) or the size of the writing or add some new images of the landmark? For your research record where you would see the landmark, how old the landmark is, why the landmark is famous, how many people visit it and any other interesting facts.
We will also be doing some art work where we will try to draw the landmarks. We have included some step by step drawing guides that may encourage/help you with this.
Thank you to those of you who have emailed your learning/work about the world so far. We would love to see more! Please do ask your parents to email us a photograph of your work or if you create a poster on the PC it can be emailed as an attachment to us. If you are only just about to start learning about the Continents (see Around the World June Project below) then please do send your work. We are interested in whatever learning you have been doing so please keep in touch.
Miss Moore and Mrs Cavanagh
Worksheets for research - just clink on the link to open the document
Useful websites about landmarks for research and art work:
Websites/video clips to aid research. Click the blue link to open.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-x74MFiWkg youtube link to a video about the Colosseum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXSUXymeh-E youtube link how to draw the Colosseum step by step
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUafW5QkASA youtube link to a video about the Eiffel Tower
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2lnt0q4uxY youtube video how to draw the Eiffel Tower step by step
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKmpld1PoPQ youtube link to a video about Big Ben
https://kidzfeed.com/big-ben-facts-for-kids/ this is dated 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYqS2CE_IBg youtube link for how to draw Big Ben step by step
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuDAUa0XSHI youtube BBC video of London landmarks
Storm acrostic poem
Here is the worksheet for the storm acrostic poem. When completed please send me a picture using our class email :)
Father's Day Card
This Sunday is Father's Day. Please find a template below for you to make a card for your dad, grandad or a male that is special to you. If you click on the first link below you will see an example card. We have tried to find something that can be done at home by Year 2 and 3 children and by the children in the Year 2/3 'bubble' in school. Good Luck with it!
Miss Moore and Mrs Cavanagh.
Week beginning 15.6.20 Year 2 and 3 work
This week in our mixed year 2 and 3 bubble we will be working on how to use a range of conjunctions in sentences.
As well as conjunctions we will be working on the Year 2 and 3/4 common exception words in spellings-here they are to help you practise at home:
We we will then use them in our writing on our toucan fact file. We will use these websites for research and this sheet for the fact file:
We will also be working on our school's mission statement and what it means to us using this sheet:
We will be starting our 'All around the world' topic.' Please see the posts below and on the Year 2 page for the resources for these. We will be continuing to use the place value work from the booklet in the post below for last week.
Please keep emailing your work to myself and Year 2 to Miss Moore so we can share it with the bubble in school so it can be like we are all learning together.
Alongside this we ask that the children still access the online resources on BBC Bitesize, Spelling Frame and TT Rockstars. Remember just 10 minutes a day on TT Rockstars and Spelling Frame will make such a difference!
Mrs Cavanagh and Miss Moore :)
Around Our World - June Project
Hello Year 2,
We have another really interesting project that we would like to share with you for this half-term. The year 2 and 3 children who will be in school will be starting this project this week and we want you to join in with us. Below are links to the powerpoints and activities that the children in school will do in their topic work this week.
Espresso also has it's own section about the World called Passport in the KS1 Geography section.
Espresso Login student18703 password stmarys
If you have saved the password for Espresso follow the link below and it should take you to the main 'Passport' page. From here you can learn about the different continents and about some countries within each.
When you feel ready, there is a continents quiz below for you to try to label each continent.
We will continue to add to these resources as we move through the topic in school.
Don't forget any work that you are doing at home, please share with us by emailing email@example.com and we will respond to you. If it's work around our new topic we will share it with your friends in school, then we are all learning together.
Also remember to keep up with the basics, Maths and English, BBC Bitesize is great for this. We have reset all of your TT Rockstars and had a look to see who has been practising! We can see that some of you really have been working on this, but it would be great if we all practised, even if it was just for 5 or 10 minutes each day. Remember to keep reading and to use Spelling Frame so that you keep those Year 1 and 2 spellings in your head.
Take care and we look forward to hearing from you,
Miss Moore and Mrs Killoran
Julia Donaldson Project
Hello Year 2,
We know how much you have enjoyed listening to and reading stories by Julia Donaldson, so we thought that you might enjoy some activities about her and her books.
Can you choose your favourite Julia Donaldson book? Draw a picture of your favourite part and then write about it. Can you choose your favourite character from the book and write some adjectives to describe the character? Who are your favourite Julia Donaldson characters?
What questions would you ask Julia Donaldson? For example, When did she write her first book? Who is her favourite author? When did she know that she wanted to write books?
Then you could write a letter to Julia telling her a bit about yourself, about which of her stories you love best and perhaps ask her some questions about herself.
If you want to send your letter to Julia use the following address:
Julia Donaldson C/O
Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency
71 Hillgate Place,
London, W8 7SS
Or there is an email contact Gruffalo@Macmillan.com
This website below has lots of information about Julia’s books.
If you can, print the worksheets below to help with your learning. If you are unable to print the sheets you can still do the tasks using blank paper. We would love to see any work that you do so please email to the class account.
Keep working hard Year 2 and keep safe and well. Miss Moore and Mrs Killoran
There are some really nice creative activities related to different Julia Donaldson books on the website below. Just scroll down the page to related activities.
Dear Year 2 Children and Parents,
We have two new Espresso projects that fit our Key Stage 1 Science Curriculum that we are sure that you will enjoy doing at home over the next few weeks.. One is about animals and one about plants that we eat. Please click on the page below and it will show you the outline of each topic. If you then click on load lesson it should take you to the Espresso page.
Below is another page that illustrates how these Espresso pages work.
We hope that you enjoy these new home learning topics and that you keep working hard on any of the other resources, such as Purple Mash, TT Rockstars, Numbots, Spelling Frame, as well as BBC Bitesize for Year 2.
Thank you to those parents who have used our class email page to send in photographs of their children's work. It's a lovely way to keep in touch as well.
The email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Moore and Mrs Killoran.
Dear Year 2/Parents,
We hope that you are all keeping safe and well.
As it is Easter Week, if you get chance, why don't you take a look at the Easter Story on youtube. Click on the link below, or search The Easter Story Beginners Bible on youtube with your parents.
You might also want to write about the Easter story over this week, breaking it up into the main events of Palm Sunday, The Last Supper and Jesus' arrest, Good Friday and then Easter Sunday.
On the document below we have also found some craft ideas/cards that you might like to have a go at doing this week. Perhaps you could send one to your grandparents or an aunt or uncle that you are unable to visit at this time.
We miss being with you and teaching you very much, but we know that you will be doing your best to keep practising your TT Rockstars, using Spelling frame and by working on Purple Mash each day, or using Espresso. Also, why don't you just a write a sentence or two about what you have done each day, or what you are looking forward to doing.
Please take care, enjoy this special time with your lovely families and we wish you a Happy Easter for next week.
Best wishes to you all.
Miss Moore and Mrs Killoran
We would like to take this opportunity as we begin a new decade to wish you and your families a very happy and healthy 2020 and to thank you for your very kind messages, cards and gifts for Christmas.
This term we have many exciting things to look forward to. In Spring 1 in Geography we will be learning about maps, directions and the location of our school. Later in the term we will have a history driven topic as we learn all about the Titanic and its place in British History. Linking with this topic, in art and design technology we will be focusing on designing and making Titanic Models and sketching. We will be going to the Merseyside Maritime Museum in the second part of the spring term when the Titanic Exhibition has re-opened. A further letter will follow about the trip.
In Science we will be identifying and comparing a variety of everyday materials and finding out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
In RE lessons the children will be learning about the Bible especially the Old and New Testament, Books and Gospels in the Bible, religious vocabulary and symbols carried out during the mass.
We will also be learning about thanksgiving and the different parts of the mass, responses during mass, Eucharistic prayer for children and how Jesus is present in the Eucharist.
We will be moving onto Ash Wednesday, Lent and Lenten promises, the liturgy of Lent and Holy Week, the stations of the cross, Palm Sunday, Jesus washing his disciples’ feet, Good Friday and the resurrection of Jesus.
In PE we will have outside coaching in cricket skills which will cover many games skills and we are also delighted that Anna’s Dance will return this term. In music we will sing a variety of traditional songs from around the world and use untuned percussion instruments as an accompaniment, demonstrating pulse, rhythm and dynamics.
As part of our computing, the children will learn simple programming and as part of our PSHE how to keep safe and healthy in a range of situations, including being safe when using technology and the internet.
In English we will continue to work on spelling words from the common exception words for Year 1 and Year 2 along with the many suffixes and related spelling rules that the children learn in Year 2. We will continue to work on grammar and punctuation, including identifying and confidently using nouns, verbs and adjectives in sentences. We will also look at how to use a wider range of punctuation when writing. The children will read a number of stories about Emperor Penguins and they will also learn facts about these unique creatures and create a fact file about them. The children will also produce writing about The Titanic in the form of a newspaper report and a diary. As always the children will also be encouraged to write about their own experiences to further develop their skills. When reading, we will continue to work on fluency, expression and very importantly building comprehension skills, so that the children can answer questions about what they have read.
In Maths we will continue to work on developing skills and confidence in the four operations of number; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The children will be provided with opportunities to apply these skills and further develop their reasoning and understanding. We will also look at measures relating to capacity, time and money. We will be continuing to work on the quick recall of the 10, 2, 3 and 5 times tables and quick recall of all number facts. Your continued support with this would be welcomed. Please note TT Rockstars now has a new feature of games in NUMBOTS which has a number of games with the aim of developing quick recall in other aspects of number. Spelling Frame through the school website also offers opportunities for the children to practise Year 2 Spelling patterns.
Thank you in advance for your continued support with this homework.
Miss Moore and Mrs Killoran
Our plans for Educational Visits/Educational Enhancement in Year 2
- Spring – The Titanic Museum in Liverpool - to bring to life our History topic of ‘The Titanic’.
- Summer 2 – A visit to the National Football Museum to coincide with the European Championships and to link to both our Local Area topic and our Summer Geography topic, ‘The Countries of the World’, which falls at the same time as the Football European Championships.
A few bits to remember for the year ahead:
- Homework: Homework is in the form of the basic skills of reading, practising spellings and practising maths facts using Rockstars TT
- Reading books should be returned on a Monday and will usually be sent home that day. The children will choose their own reading books and they will pick two books each Monday from a box that mirrors the level of books that they will read in class as part of guided reading. Please sign/comment that you have heard your child read the books over the week. Listening to your child read and asking them questions about their books is a great support to their learning
- Spellings will also be sent on a Monday and the children will practise these spelling patterns in class throughout that week. Your support in helping your child to learn the spellings that are sent home is greatly appreciated. Within the curriculum for Year 1 and 2 the range of spellings that the children need to secure is vast and your support in helping your child can’t be overstated. Spellings may consist of different spelling patterns/rules alongside key words from the common exception words for Year 1 and 2
- Rockstar TT – children will be allocated specific tables to practise. The program works on tablets, computers/laptops and mobiles via the website
- Please could you ensure that your child has a PE kit in school for the week so that they do not miss any opportunities for PE. At times we have to be flexible due to the British weather/hall use. Our routine PE days are Monday (outdoor this half-term) and Anna’s Dance on a Wednesday (indoor kit)
- On a further practical note please put your child’s name on all main items of uniform, especially jumpers and items of PE clothing
- We encourage the children to have a water bottle in school, please could you ensure that it has a sports cap and has their name clearly labelled. It is important that children take their bottles home at the end of the school day and return them each morning filled for the day.