Year 2C is taught by Mrs Macdonald
Monday 6th July
Maths – Work through the Place Value PowerPoint and complete one of the Pocket Money activity sheets and one of the Secret Symbols activity sheets. These can be printed out or completed on a piece of paper.
English – Our English work this week continues to be based on the Legend of Peer Gynt. Today we would like you to draw a picture of how you imagine the Mountain King to look like and to write some sentences describing his features and personal traits. Try to include as much description as you can.
As we have now completed all of the Year 2 phonics units we have put together a plan that you may like to work on with your child during the summer holidays.
Science – Work through the Exercise PowerPoint and complete the activity described on slide 12.
Tuesday 7th July
Maths – Today you are going to revisit work on 2D shapes. First go through the Properties of Shapes PowerPoint which looks at both 2D and 3D shapes and then complete some of the questions on the 2D shape activity cards below. These involve sorting 2D shapes and counting vertices (corners) on 2D shapes.
English – Today we would like you to imagine that you are Peer Gynt. We would like you to write a letter to the Mountain King apologising for being rude to the trolls and for trying to steal some of the Mountain King’s jewels. Remember you will need to write in the first person because you are pretending to be Peer Gynt.
PSHE – Read through and discuss the story of The Messy Magpie. Draw a picture and write sentences about the story. Discuss the importance of recycling.
Wednesday 8th July
Maths – Today you are going to revisit work on 3D shapes. Please complete some of the questions on the activity cards below which include counting faces, vertices and edges on 3D shapes.
English – Today we would like you to pretend to be the Mountain King and you are going to write a letter back to Peer Gynt. Are you going to accept his apology? Like yesterday, you are writing in the first person because you are pretending to be the Mountain King.
Geography – We would like you to draw an imaginary map. Think about the different features and landmarks that you would like to include. This might be a river, a campsite, a lighthouse whatever you want. Once you have drawn your map you can draw a key by the side explaining the different map symbols that you have used. You might even want to make up some of your own. First have a look at different ordnance survey map symbols. Use the PowerPoint below to remind you.
Thursday 9th July
Maths – Today in maths we are going to revisit symmetry. First have a look at the Symmetry PowerPoint (it’s very short!) and then complete some of the symmetry work cards. You could also draw some shapes and then draw lines of symmetry on them. How many lines of symmetry does a square have?
English – This is our final English lesson related to Peer Gynt. We would like you to listen to the music of In the Hall of the Mountain King one more time and then write some sentences explaining what you like or dislike about the music. Can you name any of the instruments? Does the music stay the same tempo (speed)? Does it get louder (crescendo) in parts? Why? These are some things for you to consider as you listen to the music.
Art – This week you will need to go outside to collect the materials to make your sculpture. We are looking at natural sculpture and the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy. Read through the Week 6 Sculpture powerpoint to find out about Goldsworthy and look at some of his artwork.
Friday 10th July
Maths – Work through Maths Morning Starter PowerPoint. The slides include reasoning and problem solving tasks.
English – Have a look through the Coordinating Conjunctions PowerPoint (you don’t need to write any sentences down) and then complete the Conjunctions worksheet. Please also complete the handwriting joins.
PE – As you enjoyed Fitness Bingo so much then we thought you would like to play again. This time we want you to create your own Fitness Bingo with your own exercises. Remember to complete each exercise 25 times. Cross out the exercise on your sheet after the timer stops. Call ‘Bingo’ when you have completed a vertical line. Once you have a line then try for a full house.
Computing– This week we are going to look at sequences of instructions and begin to use the ‘Wait’ block. This can be useful if you want your chosen sprite to begin the sequence of instructions but then pause before moving on to the rest of the sequence.
Monday 29th June
Maths – This week in maths we are revising reading and telling the time. Look through the Telling the time PowerPoint to remind you how to read the time to five minute intervals. Practise reading and making different times and complete the Telling the Time Using Five Minute Intervals activity sheets. These can either be printed out or completed on a piece of paper. The answers are also there. The following link will lead you to a telling the time game which you can play over the week. https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time
English – Over the next few days our English work is going to be based on the legend of Peer Gynt. Peer Gynt is a play which was written by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen and published in 1867. In 1875 the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg composed some pieces of music called the Peer Gynt Suite. Within the Suite is a piece of music called In the Hall of the Mountain King. If you visit the link below you can find out about the story of Peer Gynt and also Edvard Grieg. Once you are familiar with the legend listen to the music – In the Hall of The Mountain King. We have also downloaded a more detailed version of the legend for you below.
Today we would like you to draw a picture of how you imagine one of the trolls to look like and to write sentences describing him or her.
The weekly phonics plan is also below.
Science – This activity is continued from the Healthy Eating work completed last week. Today we would like you to design your own healthy eating menu plan. Use the menu sheet below to help you complete this activity.
Tuesday 30th June
Maths – Complete one of the Writing Time activity cards. These can either be printed out or completed on a piece of paper.
English – Over the next few days we would like you to retell the legend of Peer Gynt in your own words. You can present this as storyboard or write it out as a story adding illustrations too. Try to include adjectives for description and if you include any dialogue think where to use speech marks. Use the Storyboard of Peer Gynt Ideas sheet below to help you.
RE – Today’s RE is to learn about the festival of Loy Krathong. It is celebrated to remember Buddha and his teachings. Go through the Loy Krathong PowerPoint to find out more and complete the activity described on the last slide.
Wednesday 1st July
Maths – Complete one of the Durations in Time worksheets. These can either be printed out or completed on a piece of paper.
English – Continue with your retelling the legend of Peer Gynt.
Geography – Look through Atlas Skills – Around the World Lesson PowerPoint. Complete the activities described within the presentation. You can either use an atlas or find a world map off the internet.
Thursday 2nd July
Maths – Complete one of the Duration with Clocks worksheets. These can either be printed out or completed on a piece of paper.
English – Complete your retelling of the legend of Peer Gynt. Check your sentences carefully. Are there any improvements you could make by adding adjectives for description or interesting sentence openers? Remember to check your punctuation and spellings carefully too. Have you remembered to join your letters? You could add some illustrations too.
Art – This week we are looking at the work of another well-known artist and sculptor, Alberto Giacometti. Read through the Week 5 Sculpture powerpoint to find out more about him and look at some of his work. There is a link to a website on slide 8 which will take you to today’s activity. You will need a sheet of tin foil, scissors, a ruler and a felt tip/marker pen.
Friday 3rd July
Maths – Work through the Morning starter PowerPoint where there are a mixture of reasoning and problem solving questions to solve.
English – Please complete the Suffixes worksheet, which can either be printed out or completed on paper. Please complete the handwriting joins as well
PE – Please practise your throwing and catching skills. Start with a larger ball and then challenge yourself to use a smaller ball. When you feel confident in doing this try and stand further apart from your partner to make it more challenging.
Computing – ScratchJr this week is all about adding sounds and speech. This can help to make your projects more detailed and entertaining. Read through the Week 5 Sounds powerpoint and then carry out the activities on the Week 5 ScratchJr Activity sheet.
Monday 22nd June
Maths – This week we are consolidating maths work on statistics relating to tallying and reading pictograms. Work through the Statistics Warm-up PowerPoint and then choose one of the Statistics worksheets to complete. These are based on tallying and interpreting pictograms. You can either print the worksheet out or answer the questions on a piece of paper.
English – Choose one of the Tiger Information pages to read through and then answer the accompanying questions (the answers are also there). You can either print these out or answer the questions on a piece of paper. You will need these information pages to help you with the English work we have planned for tomorrow and Wednesday.
Please find the weekly phonics plan below.
Science – Read and discuss the Healthy Eating PowerPoint and complete the activity described on the last slide.
Tuesday 23rd June
Maths – Work through the At the Farm Lesson Presentation and complete the pictogram activity described on the last slide.
English – Using the information pages about tigers from yesterday as well as carrying out your own research we would like you to create your own information page about tigers. This can include facts about where tigers are found and their habitats, different types of tigers and what they eat and any other interesting facts you may already know or find out. This activity should also be completed so you have time to carry out your research as well as present your information.
RE – Read and discuss the Story of Buddha PowerPoint. Next read through and discuss The Eightfold Path PowerPoint and complete the activity described on the last slide.
Wednesday 24th June
Maths – Complete one (or all) of the Tallies and Interpreting Data worksheets. These involve looking at and answering questions about pictograms using 1:10, 1:5 and 1:2 correspondence.
English – Please continue with yesterday’s information page about tigers.
Geography – Look through the Viewing from Above PowerPoint and complete the activity described on the last slide. This asks you to look at an aerial photo of Wivenhoe and to make a list of human and physical features.
Thursday 25th June
Maths – Complete one of the Reading Scales worksheets. You could also weigh different objects and practice reading scales. You could also pour out different quantities of water and practice measuring in millilitres and litres. How many grams equal 1 kilogram? How many millilitres equal 1 litre?
English – Work through the Simple Past and Present PowerPoint and complete the worksheet. You can either print it out or write the sentences down on a piece of paper.
Art – This week we are going to look the sculpture of Barbara Hepworth. Not all sculptures are made by joining materials together, some are made by carving materials away. We are going to try our hand at carving today! Read through the Week 4 Sculpture powerpoint and try out the activity at the end. You will need a plain bar of soap, a sharp pencil, a teaspoon and adult supervision!
Friday 26th June
Maths – Work through some or all of the Maths Morning Starter PowerPoint slides. You can either answer the questions verbally or write them down.
English – Work through the Forming the Progressive Past Tense PowerPoint and complete the worksheet. You can either print it out or write the sentences down on a piece of paper.
Please complete the handwriting joins as well.
PE – For this week’s P.E. game you will need an adult or sibling to play with you. Can you play a game of Captain’s Coming? Firstly you need an area that makes up the “ship” – this can be a clearly marked space (you can make the shape of a ship with tape on the ground) or just a general area. You need to become familiar with the instructions. Then your captain will need to shout out some instructions to you which you need to do as quickly as possible.
Bow – Go to the front of the “ship”
Stern – Go to the back of the “ship”
Port – Go to the left side of the “ship”
Starboard – Go to the right side of the “ship”
Rowboat – Sit on the ground one behind the other, and “row”
Seasick – Head to the side of the “ship” and pretend to be sick overboard
Jellyfish – Get down on the ground, on our back and shake your arms and legs in the air
Captain’s coming – Stand at attention, saluting
At ease – Relax (this is only said when players are at attention because “Captain’s Coming” has been said)
Computing – This week you will look at using Repeat and Repeat Forever on ScratchJr. This can be useful if you don’t want to keep typing the same instructions or you want certain movements to repeat several times. Read through the Week 4 Repeat powerpoint before doing the activities on the Week 4 ScratchJr Activity sheets.
Monday 15th June
Maths – This week in maths we are going to practice addition using three numbers. Use your knowledge of number pairs to 10 (0+10, 1+9, 2+8…) and 20 10+10, 11+9, 12+8…) to help you. Choose and complete one of the Three Number Addition worksheets. Remember you don’t have to print the worksheets out as you can complete them on a separate piece of paper instead.
English – We would like you to watch ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ by Dr Seuss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KRkR8HaR9c
Dr Seuss books are fun to read with funny illustrations, rhyming phrases and made-up words. We would like you to make a list your own ‘nonsense’ foods. You could add some illustrations as well if you want.
Here is this week’s phonics plan.
Science – Look through the Basic Needs PowerPoint and complete the activity described on slide 31.
Tuesday 16th June
Maths – We are continuing to practice adding using three numbers. Complete one of the Three Number Dartboard worksheets.
English – Look at the Food Shape Poem examples. We would like you to create your own shape poem based on a food of your choice. Think carefully about how you are going to present it so it might be a good idea to draw and make a plan first.
RE– Look through the Places of Worship PowerPoint and then the Features of prayer in Islam PowerPoint. The mu’adin (crier of faith) calls the people to prayer from the top of the minaret. You can hear this by following this link.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlLaUCAQlQQ.
Watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z4gkq6f and then draw and describe examples of how Muslims prepare for prayer. You can use the worksheet if you want to.
Wednesday 17th June
Maths – We are continuing to practice adding using three numbers. Choose and complete one of the Three Number Menu worksheets.
English – Look through the Acrostic Poems PowerPoint. We would like you to write your own food acrostic poem. Try to include some examples of similes and alliteration.
Geography – Look through Routing Around PowerPoint. Complete the Map Directions worksheet. The first one has been done for you to show you what to do.
Thursday 18th June
Maths – Choose one of the Three Number Addition worksheets to complete.
English – Look through the Riddles PowerPoint. We would like you to choose a food and have a go at writing your own riddle. Remember the trick is to describe your food in as much detail as you can without actually mentioning what it is!
Art – Look at the Week 3 Sculpture powerpoint and watch the short video (link on slide 2) before having a go at making your own tube sculpture. You will need scissors, cardboard tubes and paint if you have it.
Friday 19th June
Maths – Choose one of the Mixed Problems worksheets to complete. You can print this out or write the answers down on a piece of a paper. You could also visit www.topmarks to play some maths games if you would like to.
English – Today we are looking at Compound words (nouns). Look through the Compound Nouns PowerPoint and complete the Compound Words worksheet. Remember you can complete the activity on a separate piece of paper instead of printing it out. There’s a word search you might like to do too. Please complete the handwriting joins as well.
PE – We know how much you all enjoy playing Bingo so this week you are going to have a go at Fitness Bingo. Complete each exercise 25 times. Cross out the exercise on your sheet after the timer stops. Call ‘Bingo’ when you have completed a vertical line. Once you have a line then try for a full house. Below are six Fitness Bingo cards if your family wants to join in too.
Computing – Using ScratchJr, this week you will learn how to change the speed and direction of sprites. Read through the Week 3 Time to Move powerpoint before trying the Time to Move activities on the Week 3 ScratchJr Activity sheet.
Hello – I have attached some fun Thrive activities to try at home to while away a few hours!