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Week Beginning 1st March 2021

Home Learning Monday 1st March 2021

Hello Year 2,

I hope you all had a good weekend. I’m looking forward to seeing you at our Year 2 Zoom meeting today at 10.30. Make sure you are there and ready with a pencil and piece of paper. We will be continuing our poetry unit in English and finishing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

 

Below you will find your home learning tasks for today. Once you have completed them, you can send them to me using the Year 2 Blogs on Purple Mash.

To find the blogs go to Purple Mash and click on the green globe icon at the top that says sharing. When you click on that you will see a tab called Shared Blogs. Click on that and then you will see 3 blogs-one for English, one for Maths and one for Topic.

 

When you are in the blog, click on the green box with the + sign. This will give you a post to type into with title box, summary and content sections.

You can type answers into the content section or you can take a photo of your work and attach it using the icon that looks like a picture with a paper clip. I will then be able to see all of your wonderful learning. You can also ask me questions if you are unsure about any of your work. Remember to save!

 

Have a great day, stay safe,

Mrs Rothery

 

English:

 

Reading

Please complete comprehension number 9 in your CGP books-called ‘Amy Johnson’ or ‘What is it called?’. Write your answers in your exercise book, take a picture and upload to the English blog or type the answers straight into the contents box.

 

Access the Oak Academy library here:

https://library.thenational.academy/

 

Access Oxford Owl ebooks here:

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/

 

Join us for storytime on Zoom at 2p.m.

 

Writing:

Please watch the poetry day 4 video in the English blog on Purple Mash. Follow the instructions for each chunk of writing and pause the video so you can do your writing when I tell you to. Remember to use the correct spellings and punctuation for each and your best handwriting. There is a copy of the powerpoint below is you cannot access the internet. Take a photo of your writing and upload it to the English blog.

Handwriting:

See the video in the English blog on Purple Mash from Mrs Mayes.

 

Maths:

 

Fluency:

Follow these instructions using positional language to draw a picture.

  1. In the middle of your page draw a tree
  2. In the tree draw 5 apples
  3. Under the tree draw a cat
  4. Next to the cat draw a basket
  5. To the left of the basket draw a cup
  6. Above the tree draw a bird
  7. In between the bird and the tree draw a bee
  8. On the right hand side of the page draw a dog

Take a photo of your picture and upload it to the Maths blog on Purple Mash or email it to the Year 2 email.

 

Maths:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-find-one-quarter-of-a-quantity-6xjkad

Today we are going to find out about fractions. Click on the link below to find an Oak Academy lesson about ‘Finding a quarter of a quantity’. Watch the video, pausing when it asks, complete the worksheet/quiz and write your answers in your exercise book, take a photo and upload to the maths blog or type your answers straight into the contents box.

 

Topic

 

History

Watch the Castles video on the Topic blog on Purple Mash-lesson 5. Read the information in the documents below about ‘Why was the poll tax created?’ and ‘How were taxes in medieval times spent?’

 

In your exercise book make 3 lists.

  1. How tax was spent in medieval times
  2. How tax is spent now
  3. What you would spend taxes on

Take a photo of your work and upload it to the Topic blog on Purple Mash or email it to year2@holdbrook.herts.sch.uk. There is a copy of the powerpoint below if you cannot access the video.

P.E.

Click on the link to complete a Joe Wicks PE session.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoh7OnG2K_0

 

D.T.

We are continuing with our series of cooking activities that you can try at home so that our D.T. learning can continue. You can do this on any day this week or at the weekend. This week our ingredient is pasta. Please see the below for further details. Take a photo of your creations and upload it the Topic blog on Purple Mash.

Home Learning Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Hello Year 2,

I’m looking forward to seeing you at our Year 2 Zoom meeting today at 10.30. Make sure you are there-your grown up has the information in an email. Be ready with a pencil and piece of paper. We will talking about how many people live with us and what type of house we live in ready for computing tomorrow.

 

Below you will find your home learning tasks for today. Once you have completed them, you can send them to me using the Year 2 Blogs on Purple Mash.

To find the blogs go to Purple Mash and click on the green globe icon at the top that says sharing. When you click on that you will see a tab called Shared Blogs. Click on that and then you will see 3 blogs-one for English, one for Maths and one for Topic.

 

When you are in the blog, click on the green box with the + sign. This will give you a post to type into with title box, summary and content sections.

You can type answers into the content section or you can take a photo of your work and attach it using the icon that looks like a picture with a paper clip. I will then be able to see all of your wonderful learning. You can also ask me questions if you are unsure about any of your work. Remember to save!

 

Have a great day, stay safe,

Mrs Rothery

 

English:

 

Reading

Please complete the reading 2Dos on Purple Mash.

 

Access the Oak Academy library here:

https://library.thenational.academy/

 

Access Oxford Owl ebooks here:

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/

 

Join us for storytime on Zoom at 2p.m.

 

Writing:

Please watch the poetry day 5 video in the English blog on Purple Mash. Follow the instructions for each chunk of writing and pause the video so you can do your writing when I tell you to. Remember to use the correct spellings and punctuation for each and your best handwriting. There is a copy of the powerpoint below is you cannot access the internet. Take a photo of your writing and upload it to the English blog.

Handwriting:

See the video in the English blog on Purple Mash from Mrs Mayes.

 

Maths:

 

Fluency:

Please complete exercise 15 in your CGP Mental Maths Workout book. Write your answers in your exercise book, take a photo and upload it to the Maths blog or type your answers into the contents box.

 

Maths:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-half-quarter-and-three-quarter-turns-6dgkjc

Today we are going to find out about turns. Click on the link below to find an Oak Academy lesson about ‘Hals, quarter and 3 quarter turns’. Watch the video, pausing when it asks, complete the worksheet/quiz and write your answers in your exercise book, take a photo and upload to the maths blog or type your answers straight into the contents box.

 

Topic

 

History

Watch the Castles video on the Topic blog on Purple Mash-lesson 6, there is a copy of the powerpoint below if you cannot access the video. In your exercise book answer these questions as you watch. Complete the true and false quiz in the document below and take the End of Unit quiz below.

Take a photo of your work and upload it to the Topic blog on Purple Mash or email it to year2@holdbrook.herts.sch.uk. There is a copy of the powerpoint below if you cannot access the video.

Vocabulary- Mrs Wordsmith

Please find out the meaning of these words and write them down in your exercise book. Can you draw a picture to go with them? See if you can use them in a sentence. Take a photo for the English blog or type straight into the contents box.

 

messy   heartbroken  shriek  nervous    tense

 

Home Learning Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Hello Year 2,

I’m looking to seeing you all in our Zoom session at 10.30. Today we will be continuing our look at rock music!

 

Below you will find your home learning tasks for today. Once you have completed them, you can send them to me using the Year 2 Blogs on Purple Mash.

To find the blogs go to Purple Mash and click on the green globe icon at the top that says sharing. When you click on that you will see a tab called Shared Blogs. Click on that and then you will see 3 blogs-one for English, one for Maths and one for Topic.

 

When you are in the blog, click on the green box with the + sign. This will give you a post to type into with title box, summary and content sections.

You can type answers into the content section or you can take a photo of your work and attach it using the icon that looks like a picture with a paper clip. I will then be able to see all of your wonderful learning. You can also ask me questions if you are unsure about any of your work. Remember to save!

 

Have a great day, stay safe,

Mrs Rothery

 

English:

 

Reading

https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/

Choose a comic to read from the link above.

Write down what happened at the start, in the middle and at the end of the comic in your exercise book, remembering your capital letters, full stops and best handwriting. Take a photo, upload it to the English blog on Purple Mash or type straight into the contents box.

 

Keep on with your reading in between. There are lots of free ebooks here:

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/

 

You can also access the library at the Oak Academy here:

https://library.thenational.academy/

 

Join us on Zoom for story at 2p.m.

 

Writing:

Please watch the Into the Blue day 6 poetry video in the English blog on Purple Mash. Follow the instructions for each chunk of writing and pause the video so you can do your writing when I tell you to. Remember to use the correct spellings and punctuation for each and your best handwriting. There is a powerpoint below if you cannot access the video. Take a photo of your writing and upload it to the English blog.

Handwriting:

See the video on Purple Mash from Mrs Mayes.

 

Maths:

 

Fluency:

Find a quarter of these numbers. You can halve and halve again or share between four using pictures or objects.

  1. 12
  2. 8
  3. 24
  4. 100
  5. 32
  6. 48
  7. 16
  8. 4
  9. 20
  10. 28

Write the answers in your exercise book, take a photo and upload to the Maths blog on Purple Mash or type your answers straight into the contents box.

 

Maths:

Please complete age 13 in your CGP Maths Workout book (called Multiplying or Subtracting). Write your answers in your exercise book, take a photo of them and your quiz scores, upload it to the Maths blog or type them into the contents box.

 

Topic

 

Music

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zk86qfr/articles/z7p6wnb

Please click on the link above to watch a video about songwriting and instrumental sounds. Read the information and complete the 3 activities. Write about one instrument and the sound it makes, answering the questions in the first activity. Take a photo of your work and upload it to the Topic blog on Purple Mash

 

Computing

Open your 2count 2Do and create a 2 pictograms for the information we gathered yesterday about our homes. One should be called Types of Homes and the other called How many People Live in Our Homes. See below if you need a reminder of numbers. Remember to save and hand in your work.

 

 

Home Learning Thursday 4th March 2021

Hello Year 2,

I’m looking to seeing you all in our Zoom session at 10.30. Today we will be talking about World Book Day! We will be focussing on the story ‘What the Ladybird heard’. Click on this link to explore the World Book Day website. https://www.worldbookday.com/

 

Below you will find your home learning tasks for today. Once you have completed them, you can send them to me using the Year 2 Blogs on Purple Mash.

To find the blogs go to Purple Mash and click on the green globe icon at the top that says sharing. When you click on that you will see a tab called Shared Blogs. Click on that and then you will see 3 blogs-one for English, one for Maths and one for Topic.

 

When you are in the blog, click on the green box with the + sign. This will give you a post to type into with title box, summary and content sections.

You can type answers into the content section or you can take a photo of your work and attach it using the icon that looks like a picture with a paper clip. I will then be able to see all of your wonderful learning. You can also ask me questions if you are unsure about any of your work. Remember to save!

 

Have a great day, stay safe,

Mrs Rothery

 

English:

 

Reading

Click on the link to listen to the story ‘What the Ladybird Heard’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq_Pee53RpE

 

Click on this link to hear the author, Julia Donaldson, tell the story and talk about it.

https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/authors-live-on-demand/julia-donaldson

 

For World Book Day the book has been rewritten as a play script. Read the play script below. Once you have done that answer the comprehension questions below.

We will be watching Lydia Monks (the illustrator) talk about her work during our Zoom. This is the link to her masterclass starting at 10.30.

 https://www.worldbookday.com/event/words-pictures-bring-reading-to-life/

 

Keep on with your reading in between. There are lots of free ebooks here:

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/

 

You can also access the library at the Oak Academy here:

https://library.thenational.academy/

 

Join us on Zoom for story at 2p.m.

 

Writing:

The 2 villains in the story are Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len. Below there is a layout for a Wanted poster for each. Use it to create posters either in your book or on bigger pieces of paper if you wish. You can do one for each or one together. Remember to let people know what they are wanted for, when they did it and who to contact. Don’t forget to use your capital letters for names!

Handwriting:

See the video on Purple Mash from Mrs Mayes.

 

Maths:

 

Fluency:

Please complete Exercise 16 in your CGP Mental Maths workout book. Write your answers in your exercise book, take a photo and upload to the Maths blog on Purple Mash, send it to the Year 2 email or type your answers straight into the contents box.

 

Maths:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/relating-halves-and-quarters-to-division-61hkgr

Click on the link to complete an Oak Academy lesson about relating halves and quarters to division. Write your answers in your exercise book, take a photo of them and your quiz scores, upload it to the Maths blog or type them into the contents box.

 

Topic

 

Art

https://www.worldbookday.com/online-masterclasses/how-to-create-a-picture-book-theatre/

Click on the link to watch Lydia Monks explain how to make a picture book theatre then have a go. You can use any materials you have at home to do this. If you would like to work with your family that would be great. You can make a theatre for What the Ladybird heard or you can choose another of your favourite books. You could even mix up some stories! Take a photo of your theatre when it is finished-it would be lovely to see a photo of you using it. Upload your photo to the Topic blog on Purple Mash or send it to the Year 2 email.

 

P.E.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhWDiQRrC1Y

Click on the link for A Very Hungry Caterpillar yoga session.

 

Home Learning Friday 5th March 2021

Hello Year 2,

Well done everyone for all your hard work this week.  Bring a pencil and paper to our zoom at 10.30 today-we will be seeing what the ladybird did next.

 

Below you will find your home learning tasks for today. Once you completed them, you can send them to me using the Year 2 Blogs on Purple Mash.

To find the blogs go to Purple Mash and click on the green globe icon at the top that says sharing. When you click on that you will see a tab called Shared Blogs. Click on that and then you will see 3 blogs-one for English, one for Maths and one for Topic.

 

When you are in the blog, click on the green box with the + sign. This will give you a post to type into with title box, summary and content sections.

You can type answers into the content section or you can take a photo of your work and attach it using the icon that looks like a picture with a paper clip. I will then be able to see all of your wonderful learning. You can also ask me questions if you are unsure about any of your work. Remember to save!

 

Have a great day, stay safe,

Mrs Rothery

 

English:

 

Reading and Writing

We’re going on a Book Scavenger Hunt! Use the books in your home and the links to World Book day and to stories below to find a book with the following things. Take a photo of you reading one of your books in the funniest or strangest place in your house and upload to the English blog on Purple Mash

Take a photo of your list of books and upload it to the English blog on Purple Mash.

 

Keep on with your reading. There are lots of free ebooks here:

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/

 

Access the Oak Academy library here:

https://library.thenational.academy/

 

Join us for story time on Zoom at 2p.m. everyday.

 

Handwriting

Watch the video on Purple Mash from Mrs Mayes.

 

Maths:

 

Fluency and writing:

Use the map 2Do on Purple Mash to write a set of directions from one place on the farmyard to another. Use the positional and direction words that we have practised in Fluency to help you. There are some examples of the words on the 2Do. Make a list using commas or write using numbers to order your directions. Take a photo of your work and upload it to the Maths blog on Purple Mash.

 

Maths: -

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/identifying-the-parts-of-a-fraction-cmwk8r

Click on the link above to. watch an Oak Academy lesson about Identifying parts of a fraction. Write your answers in your exercise book and upload to the Maths blog on Purple Mash.

 

Topic:

RE

This half term in R.E. we are asking about the importance of prayer in Islam life. Please watch the 3 short clips below and write or draw 2 facts about each.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z9tqb82

The Story of the Prophet and the Ants and the Crying camel

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zn6sb9q

Shahadah and Ramadan

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zfhyr82

Wudu-washing for prayer

 

Complete the activity in your exercise book, take a photo and upload to the class Topic blog or type your answers straight into the contents box.

 

PSHE

https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/pshe/chill-skills-for-ks1

This half term our topic is Healthy Me and this week we are finding out about feeling relaxed and feeling stressed. Have a think about which 3 things make you relaxed and which 3 things make you stressed. Write them in your exercise book, take a photo and upload it to the Topic blog on Purple Mash or type your answers straight into the contents box. Click on the link to see ten activities to help you chill. Try as many of them as you can.

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