Home Learning for Week Commencing Monday 1st June 2020
Special friends are letters that work together to make a sound. Many of the Year 2 children are familiar with all of the special friends taught but they need to be revised and revisited regularly. Special friends are split into 3 sets and this is the general guidance around when sets are taught:
FS - have been consolidating set 1 and learning set 2 sounds
Y1 - have been consolidating set 2 and learning set 3 sounds
Y2 – The majority of children know all sounds taught. However set 2 and 3 can still be consolidated
Activity: Practise reading the special friends and given words (See Phonics Sheet 1 attached above – choose the level you feel suitable, see below for guidance). Then practise spelling the words.
Tricky phonics sheet 1 - contains set 2 sounds
Trickier Phonics sheet 1 - contains set 3 sounds (a good starting point for many Year 2 children)
Trickiest Spelling Sheet 1 - If your child is a very confident reader and you feel they need more of a challenge.
This week we are going to focus on Animal Poetry. We will be also working on rhyming words. Today’s Activity is to complete the comprehension task based on a Dinosaur poem. There are 3 versions for you to choose from:
Tricky – 1 star
Trickier – 2 stars
Trickiest – 3 stars
The stars are at the bottom of each sheet but I have also named the documents as tricky, trickier and trickiest. Choose the level which you feel is suitable for your child. Also look for the rhyming words in the poem and discuss why they rhyme.
EK Maths: This week we are going to be doing some shape activities. For today’s task you can use the 2D shape mat to help you. I would you to create the different 2D shapes using natural materials outside. A simple way to do this would be to make the shapes using sticks. You could take photos of the shapes you create and email them to me. Challenge: Can you create a 2D shape that isn’t on the shape mat?
Miss Siddall’s Maths Group: On a Monday we usually practise a range of skills that have been taught and covered over the previous terms. Therefore please complete the ‘Miss Siddall’s Monday Maths’ sheet (see attached). It is a Year 2 Maths Activity Mat that involves the children using a range of skills. There are 3 versions and so please look at the stars on the bottom of each sheet:
1 Star - Tricky
2 Stars – Trickier
3 Stars - Trickiest
There are also the answers to support you and your child in marking the work after it is completed.
Once completed you could practise your times tables on Times Table Rock Stars – please let me know if you’ve lost your login details.
For Topic work this week, we are going to look at significant people in the past. Thinking about how amazing our NHS staff have been during the coronavirus pandemic, I thought it would be a god idea to think about the doctors and nurses in the past. We will look at the significant part a lady played in History; Florence Nightingale.
Have a look at the video all about Florence Nightingale. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks1-ks2-florence-nightingale/z68fcqt
Task: Download the attachment, (Monday Topic Task) and have a go at making your own lamp.
Start working on the attached handwriting booklet. It’s quite a long document so continue to work on it throughout the week (15 min daily sessions are recommended).
Practise reading and spelling yesterday’s spellings again. Can you cover the words up and practise spelling them without looking at the word?
Then trying putting some of the words into sentences.
Children working on the Trickiest sheet to put 3 of the words into sentences.
Today we are going to focus on rhyming words. These are words that have the same sound at the end of the word e.g. hat and cat, back and snack. Complete today’s worksheet on rhyming words – you need to find words that rhyme with a given word. If you find this tricky, there are online rhyming dictionaries that you can use to support.
EK Maths: Download Tuesday’s Math sheet. Have a go at looking carefully at the shapes and writing some properties.
Miss Siddall’s Maths: This week we are going to focus on time. Please see attached a document to support you in creating your own clock. If you make your own clock, you can practise moving the hands and reading/ setting a range of times together. If you would rather use an interactive clock on the computer, use the link below:
Today we are focusing on telling the time on an analogue clock and looking at the following times: O’clock, quarter past/to and half past. Please complete today’s sheet.
Complete Reading Activity 1. There is some guidance on how to complete these tasks attached above called ’60 second read guidance’.
If this reading task is too tricky, try completing the ‘Easier Read Activity 1’.
Practise reading the sounds and words on Phonics sheet 2. Again choose the tricky or trickier sheet depending on how confident your child is in reading and spelling the words.
Children who have been working on the Trickiest spellings – Put the remaining 3 words into sentences.
Please see today’s attached documents. There are a number of short poems about a range of animals. The poems have missing words at the end of each line for children to complete. You need to make lines 1 and 2 rhyme and then lines 3 and 4 rhyme (there is a word bank at the bottom of each page to support. Children are to choose the word which completes the line and appropriately rhymes with the line above).
Miss Siddall’s Maths: Again practise telling the time on the clock that you made yesterday or using the interactive online teaching clock – see link below:
You can set the clock to different times for your child to read or give them a set time to make on the clock. Focus on O’clock, half past, quarter to/ past times again today to ensure that children are secure with reading these times and also setting the hands on a clock to show these times. Also look at how many minutes there are in an hour, half hour and quarter of an hour. You could even ask children to show what the clock would look like in half an hours time and then ask them to read that time. Complete today’s sheets.
EK Maths: For today’s Maths, please look through the presentation provided before having a go at the worksheet. Drawing lines of symmetry can be tricky so you could use a mirror to check your lines of symmetry. Another way to check is to cut your shapes out carefully and fold along the lines. Are both sides the same?
Look through the presentation provided and create a poster all about Florence Nightingale. There are lots of facts on the presentation you can use to create your poster. You can be really creative and add lots of pictures.
Practise reading and writing the sounds and words on phonics sheet 2 again. Can you cover the words and spell them accurately without looking at the word.
Can you think of 3 more words that contain the sounds on the sheet you are working on? Have a go at spelling the words you think of and get an adult to check them with you. Or you could even check them in a dictionary.
Children who have been working on the Trickiest spellings – can you find the definition of each word in a dictionary and write it down? If you don’t have a dictionary you could use an online one. See if you can spot any of the words in your reading books at home.
Choose your own animal and write your own 4 line poem about it. Follow the structure of the poems completed yesterday.
Challenge: Can you make lines 1 and 2 rhyme and then lines 3 and 4 rhyme? Don’t worry if you can’t make them rhyme, a non - rhyming poem is fine. Illustrate your poem.
EK Maths: Today’s Maths is all about 3D shapes. Before you start your shape hunt, name the shapes. You could search in you homes and gardens.
Miss Siddall’s Maths: Complete Miss Siddall’s Thurs Maths task. Today we are going to focus on telling the time to 5 minute intervals e.g. 5 past 2, 25 to 3. Again use the teaching clock (the one you’ve made or the interactive one to teach these times). Please complete today’s sheet.
Relationships Think about your friends and family. Draw or write about the different ways friends and family show they care for each other.
Have a go at the Boggle sheet. How many words can you create? Can you look up the definitions in the dictionary?
Reading and performing poetry is an important objective in year 2. We would like children to practise reading and performing their poems to you today. Can they read their poem using rhythm and expression? Encourage children to add suitable actions too. You could even video your child performing their poem so they can watch it back.
Miss Siddall’s Maths: Complete Miss Siddall’s Fri Maths task. Today’s task involves ‘Diving into Mastery Cards’ – these are questions and activities that encourage children to think about time in further detail rather than just reading times. Each card comes with adult guidance and prompts that you can use to support your child in finding the answers. I have attached a trickier and trickiest version (the trickiest version involves telling the time to 5 minute intervals e.g. 20 minutes past, 10 minutes to).
I have also attached the answers to support children in marking their work and making any corrections needed.
EK Maths: Please continue to learn about 3D shapes. Complete the worksheet provided and then play the 3D shape game. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity20
Complete Reading Task 2.
Other useful websites/ resources:
White Rose daily Maths tutorials and worksheets
Additional phonics info/web links/ activities:
There is a great website called Oxford Owl that has loads of resources around the sounds taught in set 1, 2 and 3. Scroll down the page and resources for each set can be found in order. There is also a link to free eBooks. The books are colour coded but do state on the front cover what set the book belongs to. Here is the link to this site:
Great Reading Portal
I also wanted to share a great reading site with you, if you are looking for some new books to read. There is a great range of fiction and non- fiction books available and a fabulous section on dinosaurs! Each book appears on the screen for you to read but also has an audio option too. If you click on the information button at the side of the book, it gives the suitable age range. Each book also comes with a dictionary for any unusual words that children may be struggling to understand. They can type the word into the dictionary tool box and it gives a child friendly definition.
Homework to Download
|Easier Read Activity 1.pdf||Download|
|Handwriting Book 7.pdf||Download|
|Reading Activity 1.pdf||Download|
|Reading Activity 2.pdf||Download|
|Trickier Phonics Sheet 1.pdf||Download|
|Trickier Phonics Sheet 2.pdf||Download|
|Trickiest Spelling Sheet 6.pdf||Download|
|Tricky Phonics Sheet 1.pdf||Download|
|Tricky Phonics Sheet 2.pdf||Download|
|Year 2 Common Exception Words.pdf||Download|
|Friday 5th June Boggle.pdf||Download|
|Literacy - Roar Poem.pdf||Download|
|Mon Literacy Comprehension - Trickiest.pdf||Download|
|Mon Literacy Comprehension - Trickier.pdf||Download|
|Mon Literacy Comprehension - Tricky.pdf||Download|
|Tues Literacy - Rhyming Words Activity.pdf||Download|
|Wed Literacy - Poems to complete.pdf||Download|
|Miss Siddall Mon Maths - tricky, trickier and trickiest.pdf||Download|
|Miss Siddall Tues Maths.pdf||Download|
|Miss Siddall Wed Maths.pdf||Download|
|Miss Siddall Thurs Maths.pdf||Download|
|Miss Siddall Fri Trickiest Activity - Mastery Activity Cards.pdf||Download|
|Miss Siddall Fri Trickiest Answer Sheet.pdf||Download|
|Miss Siddall Fri Trickier Activity - Mastery Activity Cards.pdf||Download|
|Miss Siddall Fri Trickier Answer Sheet.pdf||Download|
|Make your own Clock Sheet.pdf||Download|