Welcome to Doves Year 2 2019 2020
Class Teacher: Mrs Fisher
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Wilson and Mrs Smith
By the end of this week - Friday 10th July - your class exercise books from this year will be available for collection, as well as some printouts of ideas for home learning and some reading books for you to keep at home for the summer. Please call the office to tell us what time you are coming to school to pick them up to allow for social distancing and to make sure they are ready for you.
Below are ideas of things you can investigate at home in this coming week, if you can't print them out, then share with a family member on-screen and chat about them.
We would also love to see some of the things you have been doing at home, perhaps you could send in a photograph or email us a picture or even send some work in the post? Our email address for this is:
Can you find and read some war-time recipes? What do you notice is the same about them? Do they all use numbered steps? Do they have an ingredients list? Do they give you top tips?
Why not choose one and make it to celebrate? - don't forget to always work with an adult in the kitchen!
There are also some reading fact sheets for you to look at below the recipes, if you can't print them, read them on-screen with an adult and talk about what you notice together. (The answers are also included)
There are four days of activities (and the answers) below. Here is the link to the help videos.
Some parents have asked for a few ideas for other things you can do whilst learning at home, so why not try learning a new language, or learn some sign language, or learn some yoga?
I have linked to a few pages but these are by no means exclusive and parental consent and supervision are necessary as some sites are not directly available to young children.
Below is a link to a mum who teaches Makaton signing with her family but there is an age limit on this social media platform so only do with parental supervision.
Watch the author Drew Daywalt, reading their sequel 'The Day the Crayons Came Home' via the hyperlink below.
How does it compare to 'The Day the Crayons Quit'?
Do you like it?
Is it better than the first book or not quite as good?
Why? Why not?
Can you find out about some of the places the Neon Red crayon visits?
If your house is anything like mine (!) there may be a few toys or crayons on the floor... What would your toys say in a postcard to you? Have they been trodden on or forgotten? Has the dog chewed their leg? Have any of them rolled under the sofa?
Try and write a postcard as one of your toys or crayons, explaining what has happened to them.
Please visit the Sparrows Class page for a link to the DfE Letters and Sounds phonics lessons which are going live this week. Whilst they are not from the scheme we follow, (Read Write Inc) they would provide a useful reminder for any children still learning all of the graphemes (ways to represent or spell each sound).
I have added links to some support sheets looking at halves and quarters for you to complete.
I have added two knowledge organisers which explain fractions for you to use to help yourself.
There are also little videos which go with each day's lessons that you can watch as you work. These lessons are taken from the WEEK 1 section.
I have also added the answers; if, after looking at the knowledge organiser help sheets you haven't been able to work out the answers, you could look through the answers with your adult, and you could talk through what you notice.
SUMMER TERM Week 5 20.4.20 - 24.4.20
Can you try to investigate measuring and measurements this week?
(Don't forget to ask an adult to help you!) (Also I have added some maths support sheets under this section)
Can you use a ruler? Do you have one that starts with 0 at the end? Or is there a small gap before you can start measuring?
Or maybe you have a tape measure in the house?
This tool allows you to measure reasonably long lengths and if it's flexible, you can measure curved or wavy lines as well!
Can you find out who is the tallest in your house? Who has the longest legs? ...the longest fingers? ...the longest hair?
Can you measure in centimetres? What would these measurements be in metres?
Can you draw a square with sides exactly 10cm long?
How long is one stride of your walk? Can you work out how far you've been on your daily walk?
Maybe you have an app on a parent's phone which allows you to track how far you've been?
You might like to look at the weights on the side of the packets, boxes and tins in your kitchen cupboard:
Which one is the heaviest? Which one is the lightest?
What kind of foods are inside?
Can you find any that have the same weight?
Can you find any containers which use millilitres or litres?
Do you have any weighing scales? Can you measure out exactly 100g flour? or pasta, or rice? What else can you weigh, can you make your scales balance if you have that kind of weighing scale?
Have a look at the ingredients on a packet, did you know that the order they are written is special? The ingredients at the beginning are the ones which are used the most in that product, so if it says sugar first, then it is mostly made of sugar!!
Why not see if you have the right ingredients to make some simple biscuits or fairy cakes or scones?
Or better still, do your family have any recipes that they know off-by-heart? Are there any family recipes for a stew or a pie, or a curry that they could tell you?
If you are able to call them or email them, can you write some instructions for how to make their recipe? (There are some simple recipe templates below)
Don't forget to ask permission to call or email!!
I hope you have fun with measuring and writing recipes this week.
The most important thing is to keep reading all the time.
However, it would be great to do a bit of writing as well:
Why not try to write out a traditional story that you already know?
Have you been keeping a diary? If not, it would be a great way to write every day and will be something to look back on in the future about these unusual times.
Or maybe you can find a picture and do an 'I see, I think, I wonder...'
Animal races: Hop like a bunny or frog; squat and waddle like a duck; and so on.
Balloon ball: There are endless ways to play with balloons indoors. Try to keep it off the ground or just play catch. Mix it up with balloon tennis.
Follow the leader: Add to the workout with energetic movements such as jumping, stomping, and squatting.
Dance party: Turn on the music and shake your groovy moves!
Musical statues: When the music stops, freeze in your pose and hold it until the music begins again.
Scavenger hunt: Write up clues and hide them around the apartment. Kids can race to find each clue for a small prize at the end.
Simon Says: “Simon says do 10 push-ups” C, “Simon says do 5 squats” C, “Do 100 chin-ups” D
Luckily you only have to do the things which start with the words ‘Simon says…’ Don’t do anything if the caller doesn’t say ‘Simon says…’ first!
Jumping jacks/ star jumps: Simple but good for coordination and they get your heart going.
Parachute: Re-enact the school parachute games with a bedsheet. Hold onto the edge or a corner of the parachute/ sheet and fans it upward while one of you runs underneath.
Clean-up race: Set a timer or put on a song to see who can sort the room the fastest.
Tickle tag: Chase your children. When you catch them, it's tickle time.
Hallway bowling: Fill up water bottles and use any ball you have.
Hopscotch: Use chalk or tape to make a game on your floor or outside your building.
Bubble popping: Blow bubbles and let your child try to pop them.
Don't forget to keep practising your counting! Can you count forwards and backwards from any number up to 200?
e.g. Forwards: 13... 14,15,16,17,18
121... 122, 123, 124, 125
Backwards: 56... 55, 54, 53, 52, 51, ..
102... 101, 100, 99, 98, 97, 96
Well done to Doves class who won the attendance certificate for the first week back!
Let's hope we win it many more times this year.
Doves have been learning the story of the Hare and the Tortoise this week and have read two different re-tellings of this fable by Aesop, as well as learning a story/ song version.
We have also been thinking about the place value of two-digit numbers in maths, as well as using hoops to explore space and coordination in P.E. today.
The children across the school showed compassion and understanding in their work about Remembrance and World War 1.
The children in Doves class worked on two different stories which were set in World War One, as well as sharing information texts about Remembrance Sunday. We wrote two booklets, collaboratively, about World War One and about Remembrance, and were pleased to be able to offer these to family members who could attend our school open afternoon. We have also now sent these home for you to share together.