Year 2 Remote Learning

Week 8: WB 01.03.2021

Dear Parents,

Please find below the last week of remote learning (fingers crossed). 

Well done, we’ve all made it to the end of school closure in lockdown 3!

We look forward to receiving your emails sharing some of the children’s work, but we really look forward to seeing all of the children next week. 😊

If you have any problems please contact us via the class emails.

English

  • Learn your spellings. Put your spellings into sentences and write these down. We will do a spelling test at school on Monday 8th March.
  • Read with an adult for at least 10 minutes every day, talk about what you have read. To make it more interesting you could read to grandparents over the phone or internet, read to your siblings or even your pets! 

As we said last week we will be continuing to learn about astronauts and the lunar landing this week.

  • Look at the diagram of a rocket we have attached. Rockets have different sections that are needed to complete a range of jobs or functions whilst astronauts are on a mission.
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Design your own rocket and carefully label the different parts.

Don’t forget you will need to include:

*Engines for blast off

*Fuel for the engines

*A living space

*A work space (command module)

*Somewhere that the astronauts can return to Earth in.

You can also include any other things you think will be important for the astronauts.

  • Do you know who Tim Peake is? Why is he a significant person in space travel?
  • Look at the PowerPoint all about Tim Peake and do some of your own research.

We want you to make an information booklet all about Tim Peake. Fold a piece of A4 paper in half, this will create a front cover and 3 pages for you to complete with facts you have learned. Don’t forget to include illustrations, headings and labels. If you want to write more then please feel free to add extra pieces of paper. This should take at least 2 English sessions during your week. We would like you to bring these into school with you when you return.

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  • Would you like to become an astronaut? We think you would all make great astronauts and maybe you might be the first person to walk on Mars!

Watch the PowerPoint about applying to become an astronaut, there are questions for you to answer to see if you would make a good astronaut. Discuss what skills you have that would make you perfect for the job. Refer to the ‘Wanted Astronauts’ poster.

e.g. maybe you are good at Lego so would be able to fix a broken satellite, maybe you are excellent at maps and would be able to work out which way to go following the stars.

Complete the application form to become an astronaut.

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Maths

  • Continue with your 2 sessions of RM Maths a week.

Alternative Maths Programmes if you are unable to access RM easimaths. 

This week we are learning about division. As this is the first time we have fully taught this subject it is important that each stage is completed in order.

We have uploaded 4 videos to the video folders, labelled days 1-4 to explain each stage. After watching each video there is an activity for the children to complete.

We will be revisiting these concepts once the children are back in school.

  • Day 1 – Division on a number line 
  • Day 2 – Division by sharing practically
  • Day 3 – Division by sharing written
  • Day 4 – Inverses

We will use the Zoom calls to help consolidate the learning this week.

Topic / Other:

Literacy

  • Complete the word search if you didn’t do it last week.

DT

  • Make a model of a rocket / lunar model / space station using whichever materials you choose. It could be Lego, junk modelling or playdough. You could base it on your rocket design or on an actual NASA spacecraft.

Think carefully about how you attach all the parts; your rocket needs to be strong and sturdy.

PE

  • Following on from your racquet skills last week. Make yourself an obstacle course in the garden or park. Balance a ball on your racquet or bat and try and get around your obstacle course without dropping the ball. Try it with different sized balls.

If you are managing to get around the course easily then make a new course including more challenging obstacles.

PSHE

  • Following on from designing your ideal classroom last week, what rules would you put in place to make sure all the children were safe and happy? Make a poster of your rules including illustrations. Think about our golden rules but make your own rules based on them, don’t copy them.

Art

  • We want you to create your own Andy Warhol picture of Neil Armstrong. Below is an example of one of the Warhol pictures we did together last term. 

Choose any 4 colours you like and in any medium you want.

Colour each of these 4 sections in a different colour.

1. hair, lip, eyebrows and badges

2. face and middle of spacesuit

3. background and pocket

4. rest of his spacesuit

Then rotate the colours so the next picture has them in different places. 

See below for an example that we have coloured for you to see (we had fun doing some colouring😊).

Ongoing Activity

  • Please bring in your completed newspapers when you return to school next week. You do not need to bring any more of your work in unless we have asked you to, as we have seen it via emails and on Zoom calls. 
  • As we are able to come back to school on 8th March please can we have your video clips about remote learning asap (details in last week’s learning listed below). 

Can the children please make a short video clip (no more than 10 seconds) to explain what they have enjoyed most about remote learning and what they are looking forward to when we come back. We only need one clip per child and would like to receive these by Thursday 4th March. The earlier the better to give us a better chance of putting them together into a short film. We will then keep this and show the children when we know they are coming back. We will assume that if you send in a video you are giving permission for it to be shared through the class external video folder.

Many thanks

Mrs Caldwell and Mrs Youle x

Week 6: WB 22.02.2021

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the new half term. We hope your half term holiday was relaxing and that you and the children enjoyed some quality time together without remote learning.

Fingers crossed it won’t be too much longer until we can welcome all of you back to school safely.

Please find below this week’s remote learning. We look forward to receiving your emails sharing some of the children’s work of the week.

If you have any problems please contact us via the class emails.

English

  • Learn your spellings. Put your spellings into sentences and write these down. We will do a spelling test on the zoom call on Monday 1st March.
  • Read with an adult for at least 10 minutes every day, talk about what you have read. To make it more interesting you could read to grandparents over the phone or internet, read to your siblings or even your pets! 

Our topic for this half term is Space.

For the next fortnight we will be learning all about the first lunar landing and astronauts. 

  • Watch the PowerPoint about the First Lunar Landing and talk about how we know that this happened and that all the facts are true.

Think about the difference between reading fiction and non-fiction books and how we find out factual information. There are also times when people give their opinion about events that have happened. 

Discuss each of the statements on the ‘Fact, Fiction and Opinion Sheet’. Colour all the facts -red, all the opinions-green and all the fiction statements-blue.

e.g. 

Valley End is the best school ever.Paul Klee was an artist.One day Percy was walking in the park.

Once you have done your research either complete the significant person worksheet or design your own poster all about Neil Armstrong.

  • Complete a comprehension activity about Neil Armstrong. Please use the sheet based on the appropriate reading level.
  • Discuss what it would be like to go into space or be able to travel between planets and solar systems. To travel we need a passport, what sort of information is included in it? Do you have one? If so, have a look at it.

Choose whether you would like to be an astronaut or alien and make your own intergalactic passport. We have included a template but feel free to make your own. It must have a cover and an information page.

Maths

  • Continue with your 2 sessions of RM Maths a week.

Alternative Maths Programmes if you are unable to access RM easimaths. 

We are looking at fractions this week.

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  • Cut out the triangles and the square from the ‘Fractions of Shapes’ sheet. Can you fit all 4 triangles exactly on top of the square? What fraction of the shape are 2 triangles together? What fraction is 1 triangle?
  • We want you think about how many different ways you can colour a shape in half? Watch the video in the video files to help you. Then complete the Fraction Problem Solving sheet.
  • Collect a group of the same objects. E.g. pasta shapes, Lego bricks, smarties or pencils.

Count out 12 of them. Can you work out how many is half? Then try a quarter? CLUE: Put them into groups.

Do the same with the numbers 16, 24, 8. What happens if you do an odd number? Is it possible? What about the number 10?

  • Following the previous practical lesson can you complete the ‘Halves and Quarters’ sheet. Use your objects if needed to help you with the answers.

Topic / Other:

Science

  • We have a question for you:

Jump in the air, what is happening and why? Why don’t we keep going up? Why do we come down?

Investigate gravity, what is it? Is it in space? Why don’t people in Australia fall off the Earth?

Draw a picture to explain this.

We will introduce the Solar System on Zoom on Wednesday 24th

  • Choose a planet from our solar system, research it and make a fact sheet about it using the template. We would like you to send this into school.

Literacy

  • Complete the word search over the next couple of weeks.

DT

  • This week we are asking you to do some baking. Make some no-bake cake pops following the recipe. Once they are set can you decorate them to make them look like planets. 

Recipe: No Bake Oreo Cake Pops

 You need: 

½ Packet of Oreo cookies, 

½ Tub of cream cheese

A large bar of chocolate.

Sprinkles etc for decoration. 

Instructions:

  1. Crumble up the cookies. 
  2. Add the cream cheese.
  3. Mix together, you’ll need to get your hands in there and get dirty. It’ll be like playing with mud. It’s fun, trust us. 
  4. Then just form the dough into 1 inch little balls.
  5. If you have sticks then add them now, if not you can use small spoons or just leave them as balls.
  6. Put in the fridge until they harden.
  7. Melt the chocolate, dip the balls into the chocolate and decorate.
  8. Leave to set.
  9. Enjoy!

Here are some examples:

PE

  • We are looking at racquet skills and improving our hand eye co-ordination this term.

Find a piece of equipment you can throw and catch.

Practise throwing and catching to yourself and then a partner. You could throw and catch against a wall if someone is unable to help you. Be careful of windows and greenhouses!

  • Next get a racquet or bat and practise hitting your equipment up and down to yourself. If you don’t have a racquet or bat then use your hand.

PSHE

  • It has been a while since you have been in our classrooms. What is different about where you learn at home and the classroom? We want you to design your ideal classroom. What’s in it? What would it look like? Where do the children sit? What do they work at? What else might be in the classroom? Remember pupils need to learn and have somewhere to do some written work as well as have fun. Make sure it is a safe and happy place everyone. Draw a picture of your ideal classroom and then either label it or write an explanation about some of the things you have included.

Fox class        ideal class      badger class

Literacy

  • Complete the word search over the next couple of weeks.

Ongoing Activity

  • We think that lots of you will have finished your family newspaper. This is the thing we are most looking forward to seeing in person when you come back to school. If you haven’t finished feel free to carry on.
  • We are hoping and keeping our fingers crossed that we will all be back in school very soon. In light of this, can the children please make a short video clip (no more than 10 seconds) to explain what they have enjoyed most about remote learning and what they are looking forward to when we come back. We only need one clip per child and would like to receive these by Thursday 4th March. The earlier the better to give us a better chance of putting them together into a short film. We will then keep this and show the children when we know they are coming back. We will assume that if you send in a video you are giving permission for it to be shared through the class external video folder.

Many thanks

Mrs Caldwell and Mrs Youle x