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A huge thank you!

Dear Year 2 children and parents,

Thank you so much for the amazing video of you telling jokes. It was such a lovely surprise! They were hilarious and made me laugh lots! I really appreciate your kind thoughts. It really made my day seeing your smiling faces again!

Have a wonderful Easter break.

Miss Knott

Friday: 3.4.2020

Good morning Year 2! Well done for completing another week of home learning. It has been fantastic to see how hard you are working and how much effort you are putting into tasks. I’m an extremely proud teacher! You really are Gade Valley CHAMPS! Please remember to thank for parents for all the help they are giving you.

A huge congratulations for winning this week's Battle of the Bands against Year 3! You are also top of the whole school leader board for amount of correct answers and accuracy for the second week running! What an achievement! To find out our top scorers, please visit the TT Rock Stars page here.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter break. There are some fun competitions you can take part in over the holidays. Remember to keep reading so that you can enter the Golden Tickets competition (more information here). There's also a special Easter edition of Random Reading (click here to find out more). I'm looking forward to seeing your entries! Finally, there's an exciting science competition that you can enter - check the Science page to find out more.

Keep safe and have fun!

Miss Knott

 

Reading:

Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes.

TT Rock Stars:

Play TT Rock Stars for 10 – 15 minutes every day.

NumBots:

Play this new online game for 5 minutes every day.

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words cold, gold, hold and old (please see photo below).

PE:

Keep active by joining in with Joe Wick’s online PE lesson here, Cosmic Kids yoga here and GoNoodle here. You can also look at the PE page here for more ideas.

English/Art:

Draw with Rob Biddulph (bestselling and multi award-winning author/illustrator). Click here for his website. Choose a character and then write some descriptive sentences about them. Remember to include capital letters, full stops and expanded noun phrases. For an extra challenge, add a conjunction to the sentence and/or similes. For example, Gregosaurus has enormous, white eyes that are round like footballs.

Maths:

Complete questions 9-16 in the 2018 KS1 Mathematics arithmetic Paper 1.

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Hello Year 2!

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Thursday: 2.4.2020

Hello everyone, Happy Thursday!

The Battle of the Bands competition against Year 3 finishes at 7pm this evening. At the moment we are in the lead so keep going! Also remember to enter the Golden Tickets competition. More information about it can be found here

At 10am today you can watch the Big Cats through live streaming from Paradise Wildlife Park. Click here to go to the page. You will need to parents to help you with this. 

I know how much you all enjoyed learning about sharks earlier this year so I'm sure you will enjoy watching Shark Bites with Steve Backshall. There are videos about the Whale Shark, Great White Shark and many more! Click here.

Good luck with TT Rock Stars and the Golden Tickets competition. I hope you enjoy your learning for today!

 

Reading:

Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes.

TT Rock Stars:

Play TT Rock Stars for 10 – 15 minutes every day.

NumBots:

Play this new online game for 5 minutes every day.

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words most, door, floor and poor (please see photo below).

PE:

Keep active by joining in with Joe Wick’s online PE lesson here , Cosmic Kids yoga here and/or GoNoodle here

Maths/PE:

Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s whilst doing different types of jumps like star jumps, tuck jumps and pencil jumps.

English/History:

Interview a grandparent or elderly relative over the telephone or via video call to find out the answers to these questions. Write down these questions in your large purple. For an extra challenge, create your own questions.

 

1) What was your favourite toy when you were my age?

2) What kind of meals did your parents cook for you?

3) What was a school day like for you when you were my age?

 

Art:

Decorate stones and leave them for other children to see when they go out for walks with their family. Maybe you could include some positive messages like ‘Keep smiling’ or 'Be kind'. 

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Wednesday: 1.4.2020

Good morning Year 2, I hope you’re having a great week so far. I'm so proud of you for working so hard on the tasks. Thank you for all of your emails. It's lovely seeing examples of your excellent work!

Please try to collect a couple of large stones today in preparation for tomorrow's Art activity. We will be decorating them so light coloured stones are ideal. Thank you!

I'm excited to let you know that a number of zoos are offering virtual visits so that you can meet lots of the animals that live there. You can visit Chester Zoo click here and Edinburgh Zoo click here. Also, Paradise Wildlife Park have a big cat live stream on Thursday and Saturday this week which you can find here.  

Have a good day!

 

Reading:

Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes.

TT Rock Stars:

Play TT Rock Stars for 10 – 15 minutes every day. Remember that our Battle of the Bands challenge against Year 3 finishes tomorrow at 7pm so keep earning coins! At the moment we are in the lead so keep going!

NumBots:

Play this new online game for 5 minutes every day.

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words move, prove, both and clothes (please see photo below).

PE:

Keep active by joining in with Joe Wick’s online PE lesson https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 , Cosmic Kids yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga and/or GoNoodle https://www.gonoodle.com/

English:

Complete the ‘Spring term 2 SPaG Mat 2’. You can write the answers on the sheet or in your purple exercise book.

Top tips: A subordinating conjunction is a word that joins two ideas in a sentence together. Watch this short animation to help you https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zqk37p3

Compound words are when two words fit together to make a new word. Watch this short animation to help you https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcgv39q/articles/z38t6fr

Expanded noun phrases tell you more about the noun. Watch this short animation to help you https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z3nfw6f

Maths:

Complete questions 1-8 in the 2018 KS1 Mathematics arithmetic Paper 1.

 

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Tuesday: 31.3.2020

Hello Year 2! I hope you found lots of different bugs on your bug hunt yesterday and that you enjoyed the new online maths game, NumBots.

Have a good day!

 

Reading:

Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes.

TT Rock Stars:

Play TT Rock Stars for 10 – 15 minutes every day.

NumBots:

Play this new online game for 5 minutes every day.

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words wild, Mr, Mrs and improve (please see photo below).

PE:

Keep active by joining in with Joe Wick’s online PE lesson https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 , Cosmic Kids yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga and/or GoNoodle https://www.gonoodle.com/

English/PSHE:

Interview a friend or family member that does not live with you. Write down these questions in your large purple book and telephone or video call someone to find out the answers. For an extra challenge, create your own questions.

 

1) What have you been doing at home today?

2) How have you been communicating with your friends?

3) Are you going to start some new hobbies during this time?

 

Maths:

Complete the ‘Spring 2 Maths Activity Mat 2. You can write the answers on the sheet or in your purple exercise book.

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Monday: 30.3.2020

Good morning Year 2, I hope you had a lovely weekend with your family and that you are all okay.

The ‘Battle of the Bands’ against The Giddy Galleys (Year 3) will begin at 9am today until 7pm on Thursday evening. Please keep playing TT Rock Stars so that we can remain top of the whole school leader board and win the competition! Good luck!

You can now also play an online game called NumBots. By playing this little and often you will significantly improve your recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. Go to https://play.numbots.com/#/intro and use your TT Rock Stars login.

There are two different types of games:

Story Mode – the emphasis is on learning the ideas and concepts behind addition and subtraction so it features more diagrams, shapes and question styles.

Challenge Mode – the emphasis is more on speed of recall of key facts, like number bonds to 10, doubling small numbers or adding & taking away in your head.

I hope you enjoy today’s activities!

 

Reading:

Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes. The Golden Tickets competition is back this week! Please see the ‘Golden Tickets’ section under Home Learning.  

TT Rock Stars:

Play TT Rock Stars for 10 – 15 minutes every day. Remember that you can select a player from your class that you would like to challenge using Rockslam. You do not need to be logged in at the same time to play against each other. You should find a challenge awaiting you from Roxy Nicks (me!)

NumBots:

Play this new online game for 5 minutes every day. You can win coins to spend in an online shop to build a robot!

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words child, find, kind and mind (please see photo below).

PE:

Keep active by joining Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 , Cosmic Kids yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga and/or GoNoodle https://www.gonoodle.com/ (Year 2’s favourites are Believer and I’m still standing!)

English:

Complete the reading comprehension ‘World of Water!’ in the 2017 KS1 English Reading Paper 1.

Maths/Science:

Go for a walk and see how many different bugs you can find. Keep a running total using a tally. Remember to use a diagonal line through the four lines to represent five. You can record your findings on the sheet below.

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Congratulations Tapping Twos!

You are top of the 'Battle of the Bands' leaderboard for both coins collected and accuracy. This week you collected an amazing 132,238 coins! A special mention to Sky Handy (who collected 21,275 coins), Fred Beringer (who collected 18,784 coins) and Jyro Jagger (who collected 18,590 coins). Well done to all of you!

Friday: 27.3.2020

Good morning everyone!

Advance notice: Next week a battle has been set between The Giddy Galleys (Year 3) and The Tapping Twos (us!) The ‘Battle of the Bands’ will commence at 9am on Monday morning until 7pm on Thursday evening. Let’s make sure we win!

Here are today’s activities. Enjoy!

 

PE:

Join Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) for a 30 minute PE lesson live on his YouTube channel at 9am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ or join in with some yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Reading:

Read your school reading book or another book from home for at least 10 minutes with an adult.

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words after, father, water and behind (please see photo below).

English/Computing:

Write me a brief email to let me know which activities you have particularly enjoyed this week. This will help you practise your typing skills, as well as your spelling and use of punctuation, and will help me to plan your activities for next week.

TT Rock Stars:

Challenge: Can you earn 1000 coins?

Maths:

Complete questions 17-25 in the 2017 KS1 Mathematics arithmetic Paper 1.

Top tips: Question 19 and 20: You could draw Base 10 or you could try column subtraction. Please watch this video to help you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GazztzsIuY

Question 23: Think ‘Missing number at the beginning? Do the inverse and you’re winning!’

Question 24: Group the 12 into three groups and then count how many in one of the groups.

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Thursday: 26.3.2020

Dear Year 2, I hope you are all well and that you’re enjoying your home learning. It has been lovely seeing photos of some of the work that you’re proud of. Thank you for sharing them with me! Have a great day.

 

PE:

Join Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) for a 30 minute PE lesson live on his YouTube channel at 9am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ or if you fancy trying something different, you could do some yoga especially designed for children. https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

TT Rock Stars:

Join your classmates on TTR at 10am so that you can challenge each other. Look out for new artist, Roxy Nicks!

Reading:

Read a book for at least 10 minutes with an adult. You could telephone or video call a member of your family to read a story to them.

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words steak, even, parents and children (please see photo below).

English:

Complete the reading comprehension ‘I’m riding on a giant!’ in the 2017 KS1 English Reading Paper 1.

Maths:

Complete questions 9-16 in the 2017 KS1 Mathematics arithmetic Paper 1.

Top tips: Questions 10 and 13: You could draw Base 10 to help you or you could try column addition. Please watch this video to help you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL9qX57BzsA

Question 16: Draw arrays to help you.

Music:

Take part in the Great British Home Chorus with Gareth Malone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFgYqP2wUQU. If you really enjoy it, there are a couple of other sessions available. If you'd like to, you can sing with your family every evening from 5:30pm.

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Wednesday: 25.3.2020

Hello Year 2! I hope you are having a good week so far. Here are some activities for today:

 

PE:

Join Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) for a 30 minute PE lesson live on his YouTube channel at 9am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Science/Topic (Paws, Claws and Whiskers):

Join Steve Backshall, wildlife expert and presenter of Deadly 60, live on his YouTube channel at 9:30am where he will be leading a wildlife chat https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm-URP49TgSgyIU1rgh2m7A/

Reading:

Read your school reading book or another book from home for at least 10 minutes with an adult.

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words path, plant, break and great (please see photo below).

English:

Complete the reading comprehension ‘There’s an octopus under my bed!’ in the 2017 KS1 English Reading Paper 1.

Maths:

Complete questions 1-8 in the 2017 KS1 Mathematics arithmetic Paper 1.

Top tips: Remember the different strategies that you can use to help you, e.g. putting a number in your head and then counting on using your fingers or drawing Base 10.

TT Rock Stars:

Play TT Rock Stars for 10 – 15 minutes.

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Tuesday: 24.3.2020

Good morning Year 2, I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s activities. Thank you to those of you that sent me photos of your rainbows, they looked fantastic! I hope you have a good day today.

 

PE:

Join Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) for a 30 minute PE lesson live on his YouTube channel at 9am https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Reading:

Read your school reading book or another book from home for at least 10 minutes with an adult.

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words half, last, pass and past (please see photo below).

English:

Complete the ‘Spring term 2 SPaG Mat 1’ (copy sent home). You can write the answers on the sheet or in your purple exercise book.

Top tips: Remember, statements are sentences, which tell you a fact, opinion or idea. Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings. 

Maths and DT:

Practise reading scales whilst you make a treat for a family member or friend. There are lots of simple ideas on BBC Good Food, e.g. Rice Krispie Cakes https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chocolate-rice-krispie-cakes You might like to leave some on the doorstep of the family member or friend that you wrote a letter to yesterday as a nice surprise. If you are unable to bake, do not worry. Maybe you could practise using scales to measure other items around the house.

TT Rock Stars:

Play TT Rock Stars for 10 – 15 minutes.

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Monday: 23.3.2020

Dear Year 2, I hope you had a lovely weekend with your family and that you are all well.

Here are some activities that I’d like you to try today. If you have any questions, you can email me on year2@gadevalley.herts.sch.uk

Have a good day and remember to be kind to your parents!

 

Reading:

Read your school reading book for at least 10 minutes with an adult.

Spelling/handwriting:

Using your new handwriting book, practise spelling and writing the Year 2 Common Exception Words ‘bath’, ‘class’, ‘fast’ and ‘grass’. The photo below shows you an example of precursive (not joined) and continuous cursive (joined) handwriting. Try to join but if you are struggling, use precursive handwriting.

English:

Write a letter to someone to put a smile on their face. You could use some paper from your purple book if you don’t have any at home. Please don’t deliver it yet (more information tomorrow!)

Maths:

Complete the ‘Spring 2 Maths Activity Mat 1. You can write the answers on the sheet or in your purple exercise book that was sent home.

TT Rock Stars:

Play TT Rock Stars for 10 – 15 minutes.

PE:

Join Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) for a 30 minute PE lesson on his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Art:

‘I spy a rainbow’. Create a picture of a rainbow and display it in your front window. When you next go for a walk with your family, see how many rainbows you can spot in people’s windows.

 

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