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We hope you are managing the home learning we are putting out and enjoying the changing themes. For each theme, we will provide recommended activities  which can be completed alongside the educational websites/resources we have provided separately. Each topic will be adopted across the entire school and should therefore alleviate some of the pressures of home education, particularly for families who have children in more than one year group. We would like to take this opportunity to stress that our home learning packs are flexible and should be adapted to reflect the needs of your individual family, slotting in the activities suggested in a way which suits you best. Whatever you are doing as a family is more than enough, these are unprecedented times and, as has always been our outlook, the well-being of your children and family is paramount – don’t be too hard on yourselves and ensure your routine works for you.

 

We understand that our school community has a range of different circumstances with regard to home IT devices. We know for some families, children do not have access to a device all of the time (as it may be being used by other siblings or adults working from home) and therefore need content that can be looked at online and then completed offline. We know that some children do have access to a device all of the time and therefore benefit from online content (such as Abacus, Ed City and videos). We also know that most families do not have access to a printer so we have only included a few printable activities on our home learning. We have designed the majority of our tasks so that children/families would look at the activity online and then complete the activity using their exercise book. When you see a document online, for example the weekly Maths Challenges - questions can be opened on the screen and then answers written into exercise books. The document itself does not need printing. Equally, reading comprehension activities, can be read from the screen and then questions responded to in exercise books. The children will be somewhat used to this format as we often pose questions on our classroom screens and they respond in their work books. 

 

Please click the links below to access the plans and resources for each week. 

 

 

 

 

 

The planning below is for 23rd March - 3rd April 2020. This was our first response to providing home learning and we have since revised our format. The updated planning will be posted above.

We have uploaded 2 weeks worth of work, scroll down to view week 1. All the relevant documents are uploaded for you to use.

Year 2 Home Education- Week 2

Spelling

Online activity

  • Monster phonics website (see guidance sheet for support in accessing this).

Worksheet

  • Year 1/2 common exception words (see previous attachment)
  • Revise the high frequency words and test if you can spell them (see attachment)
  • Learn this week’s spellings
  • Use your child’s yellow spelling book to revisit previously given spellings to see how much they have remembered. The children are very good at learning for a test but can they put the correct spelling into a sentence? E.g. My brother had some money in his pocket.
  • Visit the Great Binfields Primary School website English page to download a spelling activity card pack for creative ideas to practise the spellings.

Reading

Online activities

 

Offline activities

  • Continue to read 5 x a week
  • Complete the March reading challenge
  • Complete the reading comprehensions. Think carefully about your answers

 

 

English

Online activities

  • Education City games

Offline activities

  • Handwriting practise. See attached sheets. Also look in homework diaries for guidance on how to form each letter.
  • This week we will be concentrating on character descriptions. To begin with read a traditional tale. We have attached one for you, but feel free to use a different one if you have access to any others.
  • Record descriptive words about a character from the story. Think about these questions: What is their personality like, what do they look like, what do they sound like and what they would be like as a friend?
  • In our writing we will need to include commas in a list. Complete the attached grammar sheet to support revision of this.
  • Write a character description using all the learning from this week. Remember to use all the parts of the success criteria (see attached). Write about each of the questions you have previously thought about. Challenge yourself to use these key questions to form different paragraphs

 

Maths

Online activities

Offline activities

  • Continue to practise telling the time. Revise o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past. Then look at 5 minutes past and to the hour. If you don’t have a clock at home then use the clock on topmarks
  • Continue to revise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Then think about the division facts that go with these.
  • Continue to practise your number bonds to 20. Which numbers go together to make 20? Then use this knowledge to think about the number bonds for 30, 50 and 100
  • Continue to revise the place value of a 2 digit number. Partition numbers into tens and ones and think about their values

 

  • Find the change from an amount of money. Use a number line to support the subtraction. (sheet attached to support this)
  • Look that multiplication can be carried out in different ways (e.g. 2x5 is the same as 5x2. Whereas 15÷5 isn’t the same as 5÷15. (sheet attached to support this)

 

Music - Traditional Tales

Listening

  1. Peter and the Wolf is a lovely traditional tale that involves musical instruments helping to tell the story. Watch this annimation:

Animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va8Uz6MoKL

Singing & Playing

  1. Can you remember the Dem Rats song from The Pied Piper of Hamelin? 

Here are the words (to the tune of Dem Bones, Dem bones, dem dry bones!)

Dem rats, dem rats, dem bad rats

Dem rats, dem rats, dem bad rats

Dem rats, dem rats, dem bad rats

The plague of Hamelin Town

Now you remember the song, try singing it in lots of different ways, for example:

  • slowly
  • quickly
  • quietly
  • loudly
  • sadly
  • happily

Making your own music

  1. Think of another traditional story you know well?
    • Can you make up your own song about it?
    • Maybe a song about 3 silly pigs or 3 bears who had their porridge stolen.
  2. If you have an instrument at home you can make up some music to go with the story. Don't forget to practise the music your teacher has set you too!

Geography

  • Continue to revise the different continents and oceans in the world
  • Research the features that appear on a map. Most maps have a key with what the symbols mean. Create your own map of a traditional tale. Include a key to show what each symbol on the map means.

Art

  • Research dioramas. You will be creating one of these for a traditional tale of your chose. If you do not have a box accessible to you then you could create an area by drawing/painting a background and using items to make furniture to set up in front of the background. Be as creative as you like.

P.E

Here is some links to support exercise in the home

 

 

Computing

  • Why is it important to be safe online? Discuss everything we have learnt about this in class. Re-watch the video to help you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nMUbHuffO8
  • Create a poster/PowerPoint about the importance of being safe online. If you are using PowerPoint then ask an adult to show you how to add slides, add text and add animation.

French

  • Our French at school is ongoing throughout the term. We are focusing on numbers 1-10 and the alphabet. See attachments for the vocabulary.

 

We hope you are all enjoying your home learning and showing your adults what hard workers you are. Remember to always try your best with your work and to produce each piece to the best of your ability. It is ok to struggle because that is what learning is all about. Remember our school motto- Don’t give up until you are proud.

Perhaps you could create a poster of this to remind you of it when you are learning at home.

Year 2 Home Education- Week 1

At present, some of the resources and activities here are what you will have received in your pack. This area of our website is likely to be subject to change in the coming days. Please refer to your letter from Miss Rogers to help support your home learning set up.

Look after yourselves and keep smiling

Spelling

Online activity

  • Monster phonics website (see guidance sheet for support in accessing this).

Worksheet

  • Year 1/2 common exception words (see attachment)
  • Revise the high frequency words and test if you can spell them (see attachment)
  • Learn this week’s spellings (use monster phonics to support this)

honey

monkey

turkey

jockey

trolley

pulley

alley

keyboard

  • Use your child’s yellow spelling book to revisit previously given spellings to see how much they have remembered. The children are very good at learning for a test but can they put the correct spelling into a sentence? E.g. My brother had some money in his pocket.
  • Visit the Great Binfields Primary School website English page to download a spelling activity card pack for creative ideas to practise the spellings.

Reading

Online activities

 

Offline activities

  • Continue to read 5 x a week
  • Complete the March reading challenge
  • Complete the reading comprehensions. Think carefully about your answers

 

English

Online activities

  • Education City games

Offline activities

  • This week in English we are looking at instructions. We will be thinking about how instructions are laid out. Spend a session looking through some instructions and finding the features of them. Use instructions you have at home (online as well as in books etc.) as well as the attachment of what an instruction should look like.
  • Once you have found out about what instructions look like then it is time to write some of your own. Make sure you take some time to plan this out. You can choose from the list which set of instructions you will to write. It could be how to grow a beanstalk, how to make porridge for Goldilocks or how to make a house for the Three little pigs. Use the attached success criteria to ensure you include all the important punctuation and grammar in your writing.
  • When you have finished writing make sure you edit your work. You can use a different coloured pencil to do this. Think about your spelling, punctuation, grammar, whether it makes sense and how you could improve it to make it even more interesting.
  • If you finish this then perhaps you could have a go at writing a different set of instructions for something in your household. It could be making a Lego set, making something for dinner or even something you have designed.

 

Maths

Online activities

Offline activities

  • Practise telling the time. Revise o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past. Then look at 5 minutes past and to the hour. If you don’t have a clock at home then use the clock on topmarks
  • Revise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Then think about the division facts that go with these.
  • Practise your number bonds to 20. Which numbers go together to make 20? Then use this knowledge to think about the number bonds for 30, 50 and 100
  • Revise the place value of a 2 digit number. Partition numbers into tens and ones and think about their values
  • Add and subtract using a number line (see attached sheet)
  • Complete the word problems (see attached sheet)

Geography

  • Revise the different continents and oceans in the world
  • Play the continent game https://world-geography-games.com/continents/
  • Research one non-European country and one European country. What is the difference and similarities between them? What Traditional tales are from each country?

Art

  • Create an eye catch fact file about Jee Young Lee

 

P.E

Here is some links to support exercise in the home

 

Science

  • Research different habitats that animals live in. Why do they live there? Could they live in a different habitat? What would happen if parts of their habitat were destroyed or their food source was removed?

 

French

  • Our French at school is ongoing throughout the term. Here are our objectives we are focusing on this term: numbers 1-10 and the alphabet. See attachments for the vocabulary

At present, many of the resources and activities here are what you will have received in your Yellow pack. This area of our website is likely to be subject to change in the coming days. Please refer to your letter from Miss Rogers to help support your home learning set up.

Look after yourselves and keep smiling.


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