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Gospel Oak Road, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 0DS

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Please find Net Aware information for Keeping children safe online - https://www.net-aware.org.uk/online-safety-lockdown/ 

Home Learning – Year 2

Welcome to the home learning page for our Year 2 pupils.

Lockdown 2021!!

Mrs Charlerie and Miss Bailey would like to Welcome you all back to 2021.

We hope and pray you had a happy and safe festive time with your family.

We will be working hard to upload all you work here where you will have lessons, activities, phonics, stories and lots more. We will be working on the Spring 1 Curriculum with differentiated work and tasks for you all. Mrs Charlerie and Miss Bailey will also always be on hand to answer any key questions and queries that you may have.

 

You will find links to useful websites with interactive games and educational resources.

Feel free to complete the work in any way you see appropriate and get in touch by using the email home.learning@ockerhill-inf.sandwell.sch.uk if you have any questions or would like any feedback.

Finally, all the staff absolutely love seeing photos of you all being creative, demonstrating learning and enjoying yourselves at home. There have been some amazing yet peculiar things going on and we love to see and hear about them so please keep in touch, not just about the work.

Stay safe, keep in touch and enjoy learning!

Some Useful Websites and Ideas

Week beginning 11th January 2021

Good morning everyone

We hope you had a good weekend... 

Please find this week's timetable below - 

Start of the Day Challenge

To wake you brain up today; for your morning phonics challenge today, we will be focusing on split digraphs. Please click on the video below to remind yourself what a split digraph is.

 

Your Phonics Task - Spit Digraph a_e

Write the correct a_e words in your book.

Challenge: Can you write each word in a sentence with a capital letter and full stop?

 

Maths Morning Starter

Today as a starter we are going to be thinking about addition. How many words can you tell a grown up that we use in addition?  Look at the list below and see how many you remembered.

 

        

The calculations that we would like you to complete are shown below.   Can you show how you find the answer? Record the calculation and any working out.

 

 

Please see below the BBC Bitesize for Primary Learning on CBBC TV

Tuesday 12th January 2021

Good morning all and Welcome to Tuesday 12th January 2021...

Wishing you all a great day. 

Stay Safe and Stay Well.

 

Starter of the Day Challenge.

Can you read the tricky words below? 

How fast can you read all of them? (maybe a grown up could time you!)

If there are any words that you are finding particularly tricky, maybe you could write them and put them around the house, try reading it every time you go past the word.

 

GOOD LUCK :) 

 

English

What is a recount?

Use the link below to watch the video and play the game.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2yycdm/articles/zgfhcj6 

Willows Phonics

Today for phonics, the live session will be with Rabbits.

All other groups please access the Phonics presentations and activities. Remember to continue recapping and using the phonics websites mentioned previously such as, Phonics Play. 

Name
 Owls Badgers Foxes Phonics PowerPoint version.pptxDownload
 phonics PDF Version.pdfDownload
 Rabbits Phonics PDF Version.pdfDownload
 Squirrels Phonics PDF Version.pdfDownload
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Phonics Tasks

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 Owls Badger Foxes Phonics task.pdfDownload
 Rabbits Phonics Task.pdfDownload
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Oaks Phonics

Today for Phonics, the live session will be with Rabbits; please see below for Phonics for:

Owls/Badgers Foxes - Level 5 - Week 17

and Squirrels - Level 3 Week 3

Phonics Tasks - Squirrels

Name
 Haxagon Cut Outs.pdfDownload
 Level 3 'qu' Parent Information Sheet.pdfDownload
 Level 3 Week 2 Lesson 3 PowerPoint.pptDownload
 The Queen's Quilt Instructions & Prompt Card.pdfDownload
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Phonics Tasks - Owls, Badgers, Foxes

Name
 Jumbled Letters Editable.docxDownload
 Jumbled Letters.pdfDownload
 Level 5 Week 17 Lesson 1 Presentation.pptDownload
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PE

This half term we start Dance in PE.

So below there is  video from BBC that you can play and follow linked to weather

Earth, wind and Big, Black Clouds

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/dance-ks1-time-to-move-water-cycle-1-earth-wind-big-black-clouds/zch8g7h 

Click the link above, listen and follow the dance instructions.

Storytime

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Good morning Year 2

Welcome to another day of home learning. 

We are very proud of how you are learning and accessing all the new ways of learning.

Keep up the fabulous work.

Start of the Day Challenge

Here is your phonics starter for the day! We are continuing with our learning on split digraphs, and today, we are looking at the e_e digraph.

You may want to play the song from yesterday to recap on split digraphs first.

Challenge: Can you write some sentences with the e_e words in? Maybe you could include a conjunction in each sentence too, such as 'and', 'but', 'that' or 'because'.

 

 

 

Starter of the Day Challenge.

Have a look at the number sentences below. Can you work out what is missing? 

 

 

Maths starter retrieval

Today we are going to look at our number bonds to 10 as retrieval. These are 2 number facts that we can remember to help us with calculations.  If we can learn our number bonds and recall them quickly, it helps make our maths easier.  Remember each time we need to make 10.

 

Listen to the 2 songs below. They might help you to learn your number bonds. Choose which one you like best and play it a couple of times. Can you join in? Look at the pattern being created with the number bonds. 

 

YOUR ACTIVITY.

Today we would like you to make and record all of the number bonds to 10.  Look at the images below and watch the short video reminding you about the whole, part whole model.  Can you make the number bonds?

 

   

 

Can you write them out in a logical order?

How creative can you be?

What will you use to represent the numbers?

  

PHONICS RECAP.

Click on the link below to play tricky trucks on Phonics Bloom. Can you read all of the tricky words? How quickly can you read them? Go to the home page and see if there is another game you can play or challenge yourself and play a harder level.

 

Next, click on the link to play the game show game. This link will take you to phase 4. You can however scroll down the page and access easier or harder phases. Can you be successful in matching the image with the correct sound? - GOOD LUCK.

 

 

Today's Live lesson is Maths - Problem Solving - Context Multiplication and Division.

We are focusing on how we can multiply groups and also divide by sharing.

If you have PowerPoint, you can click on the version below.

Name
 Multiplication and Division.pptxDownload
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Name
 1 and 2 step word problems using ÷ using x2 x3 x4 x5 x10 tables owlsBadgers.docxDownload
 1 and 2 step word problems using x and ÷ using x2 x3 x4 x5 x10 tables Owls Badgers 1.docxDownload
 divide and multiply the numbers activities.pptDownload
 Squirrels Division worksheet.docxDownload
 Squirrels multiplication-word-problems-using-repeated-addition.docxDownload
 word problems using numbers to 25 Rabbits.docxDownload
 x ÷ problems using numbers to 100 and x2 x5 and x10 tables Owls Badgers Challenges.docxDownload
 x ÷ problems using numbers to 50 and x2 x5 tables Foxes.docxDownload
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Here are some recap addition and subtraction challenges and some multiplication and division challenges for you to have a go at.

Name
 addition and subtraction maths challenges.pdfDownload
 Multiplication and division challenges questions and answers.pdfDownload
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Here is your (every other) daily times table practice. You can keep a record of your correct answers or even time yourself to see how you improve over the weeks. 

Oaks Phonics

Today for phonics, the live session will be with Squirrels at 11.30; please see below for Phonics for other groups:

Owls/Badgers Foxes - Phase 5 - recap on wh

and Rabbits - Recap and complete -air, ure, er

Phonics Tasks - Owls, Badgers and Foxes

Name
 'wh' Word Wheel Instructions.pdfDownload
 Owls Badgers Foxes Week 17 Lesson 3 Presentation.pptxDownload
 Post the Letters Game Cards.pdfDownload
 Word Wheels.pdfDownload
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Phonics Tasks - Rabbits

Name
 Instructions.pdfDownload
 Kit's Bun Recipe.pdfDownload
 Rabbits Lesson 3 PowerPoint.pptDownload
 Word and Picture Cards.pdfDownload
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Willows Phonics

Today for phonics, the live session will be with Squirrels at 11.30; please see below, phonics for other groups.

Owls, Badger and Foxes

Name
 Game Board.pdfDownload
 Instructions.pdfDownload
 Level 5 Week 18 Lesson 3 Presentation.pptxDownload
 Soft c Cup Sort Game.pdfDownload
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Rabbits

Name
 Level 5 Week 10 Lesson 2 Presentation.pptDownload
 Make a ch Guitar.pdfDownload
 The Correct Chords.pdfDownload
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Squirrels

Name
 collect the cheese game.pdfDownload
 feed the mouse hopscotch.pdfDownload
 Level 3 Week 4 Lesson 2 (1).pptxDownload
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Thematic:

R.E - For this half term, our R.E topic is exploring about the religion Islam. Take a look at the presentation below and have a go at completing the activity. 

If you have PowerPoint, you can access this version of the presentation below.

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 RE Islam Thu (1).pptxDownload
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Have a go at completing your R.E activity.

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 Islam activity Owls Badgers Foxes.docxDownload
 Islam activity Rabbits and Squirrels.docxDownload
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Thursday 14th January 2020

Good Morning to you all Year 2

Hoping you are all well this morning and ready for another day of home learning.

Thank you for all your online engagement on Teams and thank you for sending all the work you are completing. We are so proud of how you are working and interacting with this new way of learning.

Start of the Day Challenge and recap

For your phonics task today, you will be writing words with the i_e split digraph.

Watch the video below to hear some words which have the i_e digraph.

After watching the video, write a list of other words that contain the i_e digraph.

Maybe you could write them in your own sentences.

 

Look at the pictures below. they all contain the 'ai' grapheme. Can you write the words? Have a go!

Now try reading these 'ai' words to a grown up. 

 

chain        sail       train      pain.

 

Can you think of 3 more words that have the 'ai' grapheme in them? try writing them down

 

 

Maths Starter.

 

Today we want you to work on number bonds to 10. It might help you to listen to the Number bond songs. These can be found in the links below.

Today we would like you have a go at completing a number bond worksheet. There are a few different sheets, some harder than others, so choose the one that you feel is at the right level of challenge. Number bonds sheets  Numicon bonds  Think about which method works best for you. If you finish you might want to have a go at the number bonds wordsearch activity Number bond wordsearch and continue to  explore different ways of showing your number bonds to 10. 
 

English

On Tuesday we discussed a recount and what it is? We also recalled the story 'The man on the Moon'. Today we are going to explore ad discuss a recount more before we write our own recount - A day in the life of Bob!

What are the key things to remember - 

Past tense

Writing in first person

Punctuation

Use your prompt poster

Make sure you use your plan to support your writing.

Revision

What is a recount?

Use the link below to watch the video and play the game.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2yycdm/articles/zgfhcj6 

Afternoon learning

This Afternoon we are looking at Outdoor Learning and Space. Go through the PowerPoint below for you learning.

Can you research Neil Armstrong and Create a poster to be displayed.

Have fun and be creative!

Story time - 2.30

Listen to The Lion who lost his roar but learnt to draw.

Below you will find your comprehension for this story.

Friday 15th January 2021

Good Morning Year 2,

Well done for working so hard all week. We have officially made it to Friday!

We hope you are all ready for another day of home learning, as we certainly are looking forward to seeing you in our live sessions today at 9.30 and 11.30 on Teams.

Thank you for all your online engagement on Teams and thank you for sending all the work you are completing. We are so proud of how you are working and interacting with this new way of learning.

As you complete your tasks by this afternoon, we would like to also wish you a lovely, relaxing weekend. We will be looking forward to seeing you on Monday ready for a brand new week on Teams. 

Miss Bailey and Mrs Charlerie

Start of the Day Challenge and recap

Have a go at putting these words into silly sentences. 

Can you think of any other ow, oe or o-e words?

SPaG starter

Can you create a list of verbs of some of the things you have done this morning? 

For example - Mrs Charlerie, stretched, typed and sat this morning.

Miss bailey, yawned, ate and laughed this morning. 

Examples:

The animals ride on the broom. - Present Tense

The animals fell off the broom. - Past Tense

Maths Starter

What other 3D shapes can you think of?

What 3D shapes can you see around your home?

SPaG Lesson

SPaG Activities

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 OBF - match_past_present_verbs-match-ha.docxDownload
 Rabbits Squirrels match_past_present_verbs-match.docxDownload
 Squirrels match_past_present_verbs-match.docxDownload
 verbs PT.pptxDownload
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Willows Phonics:

Owls, Badgers and Foxes

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 Level 5 Week 18 Lesson 5 Presentation.pptxDownload
 The Magic Carpet Reading.pdfDownload
 The Magic Carpet Writing.pdfDownload
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Rabbits

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 Level 5 Week 10 Lesson 4 Presentation.pptDownload
 Parachute Fun.pdfDownload
 Piles of Presents.pdfDownload
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Squirrels

Name
 Level 3 Week 4 Lesson 4 Presentation.pptxDownload
 oa Boat Craft Activity.pdfDownload
 oa Treasure Hunt.pdfDownload
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Oaks Phonics

Owls, Badgers and Foxes

Name
 Basketball Roll and Read Mat.pdfDownload
 Basketball Words Activity.pdfDownload
 ea Score Cards.pdfDownload
 Level 5 Week 20 Lesson 1 PowerPoint.pptDownload
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Rabbits

Name
 Caveman Word and Picture Match.pdfDownload
 Decodable Stone Age Bread Recipe Adult Guidance.pdfDownload
 Decodable Stone Age Bread Recipe.pdfDownload
 Level 4 Week 1 Lesson 1 Presentation.pptxDownload
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Squirrels

Name
 Hide and Seek Game Editable.docxDownload
 Level 3 Week 4 Lesson 1.pptxDownload
 Parent Info Sheet (ai).pdfDownload
 Snail Trail Game.pdfDownload
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Week beginning 4th January 2021

Welcome Back and Happy New Year to you all :) 

Hi to all the Year 2 families

Hoping you are all very well and keeping safe. We miss you lots

Today there are basic skill tasks to get you back into learning and then each day we will be uploading work matched to Our Year 2 Curriculum. There are tasks that you can join in with as well as lessons  such as Handwriting, Maths and Phonics. Today we will focus on shape for maths;  Recap on Phonics and some reading tasks. 

Mrs Charlerie and Miss Bailey xxx

Reading

Listen to the following story from the learning hub, Imagine what it would be like to be part of the story? What questions can you think of for the story? How does this story make you feel?

https://youtu.be/jM9XQBkc0ss 

 

Can you write an alternative ending for the story? How would you change the ending? Remember, to discuss your ideas before writing them down.

Writing task

Twinkl have helped us back to school by preparing a Year 2 think and write task. This PowerPoint covers lots of the key lessons and knowledge we worked on last half term.... 

 

Share this PowerPoint, you will see Connor Concentration has come to help too;  and challenge yourselves to think and write, sentences, passages, paragraphs and storied linked to the pictures. Remember to include your punctuation, Capital letters, Finger spaces, full stops, commas maybe and even some question marks.

Enjoy xx

Good morning all!

Welcome to Wednesday 6th January 2021. 

We are sending our warm wishes and hope that you are all well and safe.

Today we are going to be looking at the Solar System, looking at facts so having a focus on non-fiction. This will support you to find out more about the Solar System.

Take a look at the tasks below.

Take a look at the PowerPoint below - 

This PowerPoint explains about The Solar System and try and share some facts and also write a fact file for your favourite planet.

Take a close look and discuss this further

Our solar system consists of our star, the Sun, and everything bound to it by gravity — the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, dwarf planets such as Pluto, dozens of moons and millions of asteroids, comets and meteoroids.

Oak Academy have shared a lesson for us to talk about Space click on the link below and access the lesson.

Remember to Listen carefully and make sure you are concentrating

Miss Emms is going to help you with this learning today...

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-space-6xhkcc 

Listen to this Story of the Week of Man on the Moon

Phonics

Take today to recap all of the phase 3 Phonics. Remember and discriminate the different vowel diagraphs (sounds) and remember a key thing, think of words with that vowel digraphs in and have a go at writing them down...

Look, Segment, Blend, Reflect.

BBC Bitesize has some lessons below to support your recap

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvq9bdm 

Also

Check out the Espresso Video below on Espresso and remember you can log on using the log on details below to get more support, games and activities.

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/video/item843568 

Username: student30211                    Password: ockerhill

Reading

Use the link below to have a go at reading the Oxford Owl Book on Space

Space Hunt and Maggie's Space Scientist.

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/13285.html 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/30572.html 

 

Log in - Username Oaks/ Willowtrees    Password - ockerhill

Thursday 7th January 2021

Starter Challenge

Good morning to all the Year 2s!

Hoping that you are all safe, rested and ready for some new learning.

Below you will find your home learning for today, starting with your phonics challenge! 

 

Now Can you challenge yourselves further - Super Starter

 

Here is an example to get you started: bright

 

 

 

Maths Starter

Can you write all of the numbers from 0-20? now 50? now 100?

Can you write the numbers in the correct order?

Can you write the digits the correct way round? (remember no reversals!)

 Can you now write your odd and even numbers up to 30 - make 2 columns, Odd, Even.

Soooooo Now can you spell the numbers and write the words for each number up to 20?

 

You have got this!!

 

Maths

Today we would like you think about Number representations This means how numbers can be shown in different ways. Today is a recap on prior learning. Remember we have to keep this learning embedded so every do often we retrieve our prior learning.

 

 Here is an example. Dig deep into your brain and have a go.

 

Here the number 25 has been used. Can you see how the number has been made in lots of different ways?

 

YOUR ACTIVITY:

We would like you to do the same with a number or different numbers of your choice. 

You could roll dice to create your number, you could use your age, your house number or even the number of your favourite football player.  You could use number lines, write calculations, make it with money, use objects, draw around your hands. It really is up to you. 

Be as creative as you can. How many ways can you represent the number?

 

English

Today we would like you do some writing for us. Can you  write all about what you enjoy at school?

Your task is to write us a few simple sentences about your class, your teacher, your friends, your subjects, what makes school great for you?

 

You can also draw a picture or may even want to include a photograph. 

 

Things to Remember!

  • Capital letters at the start of each sentence and for names.
  • Finger spaces in-between each word that you write.
  • Full stops at the end of the sentence.
  • Use your phonics to sound out each word that you need to write. Think carefully about the correct grapheme that you need to use.
  • Best handwriting. (Remember to think carefully about tall and short letters and the letters that sit on, above and below the line)
  •  

Please try to include:

Can you use a conjunction to join 2 sentences. e.g and, but?

Can you use any adjectives to add some description and detail to your writing?

 

Science Recap

Last half term in Science was Materials.

How many different materials can you think of?

Use the 3 example above to start you off. Can you make a list of them or ask a grown up to write them down for you. Look around your house and think about what different objects are made from. 

 

YOUR ACTIVITY. It's time to be a Science Detective! 

We would like you to go on a material hunt around your house.

How many different materials can you find and name? You can make your own labels for the materials, write them on strips of paper or post-it notes or print out the labels at the bottom of the page. Can you match up the objects around your home with the material they are made from?  Think about what the objects are made from and why and see if you can work out what lots of objects around the house are made from. Are any materials hard to find why?

 

Useful resources to support you  

 

Mrs Charlerie is now going to be reading about exploring the sky? How could you explore the sky? Yes through a telescope :)

When you have finished listening; you can use the Twinkl instructions to try and make your own telescope. Have fun.

Friday 8th January 2021

Happy Friday Stock Illustrations – 13,754 Happy Friday Stock Illustrations,  Vectors & Clipart - Dreamstime

Well done Oaks and Willows for the last few days of learning. We hope you enjoy today's learning too. We hope you have a lovely weekend and stay safe and blessed with your families.

Take care and we will see you on Monday :)

Start of the Day Challenge

Good morning. smiley

Here is your Friday Phonics starter

Use your phonics skills to read each word. Decide if it is a real or alien word.

Challenge:

Can you write some sentences with the real words in? 

Remember your capital letters and full stops.

 

After listening to Mrs Charlerie above, use the Space word mat below to help you complete a glossary task.

Today we would like you to practise writing the letters of the alphabet. Can you write the lower case and capital letter for each letter, in the order of the alphabet? You could use the visual prompt below, or you could sing the alphabet song to help you. Try not to do any reversals.

 

 

Maths

2 times table practise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiR8hqJeQsw

 We would like you to have another go today at problem solving;  try a different number problem.

Good Luck!

 

You could use the number cards if it helps and remember doing jottings might be useful too. Remember you can only use each number and sign once and your answer needs to be a digit that is shown.

 

Challenge:

Write the odd digits 1,3,5,7,9 and repeat the activity. Is it easier or harder? Why?

 

Record the calculations you complete and see if you can work in a logical or systematic way to help you find as many answers as possible.

 

 

Phonics.

Look at the graphemes below.  Say the sound of each grapheme. Maybe you could think of some words that contain each grapheme.

Use the graphemes in  the words before putting the words into sentences

 

Click on the link below to play Obb and Bob. Can you read each word and then work out if it is a real or alien word? which alien should eat the words?

 

Once on the website, why not check out some other games that you can play to help you practise your phonics.  This will also help you to access an easier or harder phase of phonics if you need to. There are games and activities for all phases on the website and lots of them are free to access.

 

Reading.

Read to an adult for at least 10 minutes. Before you read, discuss the front cover, the title and other features. Can you make a prediction?

Remember to use your phonics to sound out new words and see if you can spot any tricky words in your book.

After reading, discuss what happened or what you found out. were your predictions correct?

 

 

Golden Time

Because it is Friday afternoon, that means it is golden time! laughlaughlaugh

 

This afternoon, maybe you could watch a nice family film, play with some of your toys, read a book, or do some Cosmic Yoga!

See the link below. 

 

Week beginning 14th December 2020

Merry Christmas! 

Hi everyone! Mrs Dutfield here! Merry Christmas from all of the staff at Ocker Hill Infants! Hope you are well and safe and enjoying some festivities. This week there are many Christmas themed tasks that you can join in with as well as lessons the children will be enjoying at school such as Handwriting, Maths and Phonics. We are also celebrating a Caribbean Christmas in school, so have fun celebrating with us too! Remember to send your work to our home learning email, we would love to hear from you! 

Best wishes, Mrs Dutfield x

Please use the weekly overview above to learn all about your lessons this week in detail. Below are the resources and links you will need to complete the lesson. Enjoy! 

 

Phonics

Share the power point lessons with your child.  Mrs Dutfield’s voice is added to the lessons to aid pronunciation. Miss Bailey has provided voice over lessons for Oaks class too and these are saved on your homepage also. You may want to split this up across the week or repeat the lesson everyday so your child can read the text carefully and eventually, read with fluency. Your child then has two tasks to complete across the week-

 

Group 1 – alternative sounds (ew saying oo)

Lesson provided with Mrs Dutfield Voiceover-Group 1 Lesson.pptx

Task 1: bean bag toss (use a bean bag toy if a bean bag is not available) -Group 1 Task 1 Bean Bag Toss.pdf

 

Task 2: sentence strips to cut and re order-Group 1 All Mixed Up Activity.pdf

 

Group 2 – Phase 5 (ea as ee)

Lesson provided with Mrs Dutfield Voiceover- Group 2 ea Lesson.ppt

Geraldine the Giraffe also offers a lesson on the ‘ea’ sound with lots of blending and spelling activities-   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6F4KRdhqak

 

Task: read and match captions to pictures in mini story-Group 2 task Kits Sea Creatures Book.pdf

 

Group 3 – Phase 3 (ar)

Lesson provided with Mrs Dutfield Voiceover-Group 3 ar lesson.pptx

 

Task: Campfire caption matching activity sheet-Group 3 campfire caption matching activity sheet.pdf

 

This Twinkl Live Lesson also offers some other practical games to play!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyYNLsaXC3s

Oaks Phonics

Miss Bailey has provided some lessons that she will be enjoying with her class this week. Enjoy!

Phase 3-phase 3 phonics Final recap week.pptx

phase 3 powerpoint SQ Final week recap.pptx

Phase 5-Phase 5 recap lesson final week.pptx

Sounds phases 2,4 and 5 oaks aut 2.pptx

 

 Reading

This week Santa would like you learn more about his reindeers! He has provided some information for you to read and some questions for you to answer as a challenge!

Share this text with your child, pause at intervals in the text and encourage your child to answer some recall questions which may help them later with their work. Question, is this text fiction or non-fiction?

Task- Twinkl have provided a written comprehension task, which the children are used to completing each week as part of their morning. In the document there are three options of challenge, some comprehension focuses on simple retrieval questions and others invite the children to use their inference skills. Please select the option that is most appropriate to your child. A copy of the story has been provided in the document so your child can ‘prove’ their answer using the writing in the text.

Reindeer task- KS1-Reindeer-Differentiated-Reading-Comprehension-Activity.pdf

 

If your child is not a fluent reader, a guided task has been saved onto your homepage. This activity invites you to share the Christmas story of ‘A Christmas Collar’ with your child. A ‘What am I?’ game is then saved below which encourages your child to guess the character by listening to the clues. Perhaps they could read some of the simpler clues on screen? Encourage your child to prove their answer by explaining why they have chosen that character i.e. ‘I know it is Rudolf because you said he pulls the sleigh and has a red nose’.

A Christmas Collar story- A Christmas Collar Story.ppt

What am I comprehension game-A-christmas-collar-what-am-i-powerpoint.ppt

 

FREE READING

As your child is not receiving a school book during the isolation period, an excellent resources you can enjoy for daily, free reading is the Oxford Owl website. Your child can read books online appropriate to their age and level. Login in details are below-

 

Username:  willow trees/ oaks                                Password: ockerhill

 

Mathematics

This week in school your teachers are assessing what you have learnt and retained during this half term. Lots of your recent learning has been based upon place value.

Share the lesson- Place Value Lesson Tuesday.pptx with your child and encourage them to use their knowledge of place value to solve the problems on screen.  Perhaps a whiteboard or notepad would be helpful for them to access during the lesson so they can practice showing their problem solving.

 

BBC Bitesize have provided some activities for your child to differentiate between a half and a quarter to aid their understanding-

Place Value- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8sfr82  

 

Twinkl have also provided a short video to remind us of this learning  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6cxpRXaeSw

 

Task- Your teachers have provided some Twinkl place value challenges that your child would be completing in school this week. Encourage your child to discuss their problem solving and methods of working out. A guided task has also been saved for children working with 1-20 

 

Place value task-Maths Place Value Booklet.pdf

Guided Task-Maths Place Value Booklet (Squirrels).pdf

 

You can also log in to our Espresso Education Software which offers Ks1 videos, games, and printable resources, all about place value! J  Access by typing place value Ks1 in the tool bar. Login details below-

 

Espresso Education: http://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/index.html

Username: student30211                    Password: ockerhill

 

Handwriting

In Year Two this week the children are focusing upon their handwriting.

Your Year two teachers have provided a lesson to recap and retrieve the skills Year Two have learnt this term and the expectation needed at our school. Invite your child to use a lined notepad to join in with the session. 

During these sessions we often play calming music, to invite children to practice mindfulness when focusing on their handwriting. Twinkl have provided an extra task for you to complete which is saved on your homepage, focusing on upper and lower case letters. Encourage your child to take their time and really concentrate on the formation and sizing of each letter, have they placed the letter correctly on the line? Is the letter a ascender or a descender?

 

Handwriting lesson- Handwriting Lesson.ppt

Upper/lower case task-Letter-Formation-Alphabet-Handwriting-Sheet-Uppercase-and-Lowercase.pdf

 

You can also log in to our Espresso Education Software which offers Ks1 videos, posters and printable resources, all about handwriting and letter formation! Access by typing handwriting in the tool bar. Login details below-

 

Espresso Education: http://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/index.html

Username: student30211                    Password: ockerhill

 

A Caribbean Christmas Celebrations 

In school this week the teachers and children are celebrating a Caribbean Christmas! Last year our school learnt all about Jamaica, and this year we are learning about Christmas in Barbados!

Your teachers have provided a lesson to teach us all about Barbados with Barnaby Bear! This is a such a fun, interactive lesson where you learn about the local food, weather, celebrations and you can even join in with some dancing! Here are some ideas of how you can celebrate-

 

-       Taste test some Barbadian food that is explained during the lesson! Yum! The BBC good food website  https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/tropical-breakfast-smoothie invites you to make a breakfast smoothie using the fruits of Barbados. There are also many other yummy recipes for your family to choose from!

 

-       Follow this step by step tutorial on how to draw and colour the Barbadian flag!  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-kayrczq9I

 

-       Listen to some Barbadian instruments and join in with some dancing (links are provided in the session)

 

 Find out about one of the Barbadian famous animals, such as fruit bats, dolphins or flamingoes! Perhaps you could write some facts about the animal you find out about! Have fun! 

 

Well being- Yoga in a Winter Wonderland

Santa invites you to take on Twinkl’s ‘Yoga in a Winter Wonderland’ challenge! 

They have provided a lesson for you to act out many Christmas characters using yoga poses. You may want to play some calming Christmas music during this session.

The lesson encourages your child to use their imagination and apply their ideas to existing poses. We really hope you enjoy it!

 

Lesson-KS1 Christmas Yoga - Presentation.pptx

Yoga cards-KS1 Christmas Yoga - Activity Cards.pdf

 

Well being- Mindfulness 

Santa invites you to take care of your mental health this week. He asks, what is mindfulness?

We practice mindfulness routinely at Ocker Hill Infants. We know during our busy days at school we can always use our mindfulness toolkit to stay calm and focused. 

Mindfulness means paying full attention to something. It means slowing down to really notice what you're doing. Being mindful is the opposite of rushing or multitasking. When you're mindful, you're taking your time. You're focusing in a relaxed, easy way.

Cosmic Kids have provided a wonderful short session talking about what mindfulness is (saved below).

The video also offers examples of how to practice mindfulness.

Santa has provided some mindfulness colouring to practice focusing on one, calm task. We do this often at school in short bursts to refresh ourselves in preparation for the next lesson.

Hope you enjoy them! - Christmas-Themed-Mindfulness-Colouring-Sheets.pdf

Week beginning 7th December 2020 

Keeping Santa Healthy Project! 

Hi everyone! We can't wait to see your involvement, messages and activities that you complete this week for our Keeping Santa Healthy Project! Above this message is your weekly overview, detailing lots of fun activities that you can join in with! Below are all the lessons, websites and videos that will help you have fun with your learning! Hope you enjoy this week, best wishes, Mrs Dutfield x

Phonics

In our phonics sessions, we personalise the learning to the specific groups and their learning needs in school. In Year Two their phonic sessions are split into three groups. If your child is not able to identify their next sound/their group, please email the home learning account so myself and your teachers can direct you to the correct group work. The lessons revisit tricky and common exceptions words as well as introducing new sight words and a new sound. You child then progresses  to reading (blending) and spelling words including their new sound, as well as reading and writing captions with their new sound.

Share the power point lessons with your child.  Mrs Dutfield’s voice is added to the lessons to aid pronunciation. Miss Bailey has provided voice over lessons for Oaks class too and these are saved below. You may want to split this up across the week or repeat the lesson everyday so your child can read the text carefully and eventually, read with fluency. Your child then has tasks to complete across the week-

 

Group 1 – alternative sounds (y as ee)

Two lessons provided with Mrs Dutfield Voiceover

Group 1 Lesson 1 y as ee.pptx

Group 1 Lesson 2 y as ee.pptx

Task 1: alternative spellings challenge-Group 1 Task 1 alternative spellings.pdf

 

Task 2: flag sort game-Task 2 Group 1 Flag Word Sort.pdf

 

Group 2 – Phase 5 (split a-e)

Lesson provided with Mrs Dutfield Voiceover

Group 2 Lesson a-e.pptx

 

Geraldine the Giraffe also offers a lesson on the ‘a-e’ sound with lots of blending and spelling activities-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkycxr-joDk

 

Espresso Education also offer a short a-e lesson- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0aCGmNNl-s

 

Task 1: word and picture match game- Group 2 task a-e.pdf

 

Group 3 – Phase 3 (ear)

Lesson provided with Mrs Dutfield Voiceover

 Group 3 lesson ear.pptm

 

Task 1: Ear word and picture match-Group 3 Task Ear Words and Pictures.pdf

 

This Twinkl Live Lesson also offers some other practical games to play!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzxuHTQITDI

 

Oaks Phonics 

 Miss Bailey has prepared some phonic lessons for Oaks class, enjoy!

 

Lesson one-Phase 5 recap lesson to secure sounds.pptx

Lesson two and three (supported group)-

phase 3 powerpoint SQ Wk 6 New sounds.pptx

phase 3 phonics intro to trigraphs.pptx

 

Guided reading 

This week Twinkl have provided a fun, Christmas story ‘A Festive Feast’ for you to share with your child this week. Share this story with your child, and if able, you child could read it to you! Pause at intervals in the text and encourage your child to predict what might happen next. Question, what is the setting of this story? Who are the main characters in this story? Is this story fiction or non-fiction?

A-festive-feast-story-powerpoint.pptx

 

Twinkl have provided tailored questions in a Guided Reading Lesson which is saved on your homepage. Your child should be practicing proving their answer using the text by using the text as evidence -Guided Reading Lesson A festive feast.pptx

 

Task- Twinkl have provided a written comprehension task, which the children are used to completing each week as part of their morning. In the document there are three options of challenge, some comprehension focuses on multiple choice questions and others ask the children to write their answer in full sentences. Please select the option that is most appropriate to your child. A copy of the story has been provided in the document so your child can ‘prove’ their answer using the writing in the text -A-festive-feast-differentiated-reading-comprehension.pdf

 

If your child is not a fluent reader, an guided task has been saved below. This activity invites your child to design their own festive treat that you would bring to the party. This helps your child to apply their own ideas to a story and is an excellent Speech and Language opportunity for you to discuss why they have chosen this treat! -Guided Task A festive Feast.pdf

 

FREE READING- as your child is not receiving a school book during the isolation period, an excellent resources you can enjoy for daily, free reading is the Oxford Owl website. Your child can read books online appropriate to their age and level. Login in details are below-

 

Username:  willow trees/ oaks                               

 

Password: ockerhill

 

Maths 

This week in school your teachers are assessing what you have learnt and retained during this half term. Lots of your recent learning has been based upon fractions and division. Twinkl have provided a short lesson on revisiting fractions, focusing on finding a half and quarter based upon the Festive Feast story! Website links and lessons are below and detailed guidance on the lesson is explained above in the weekly overview! Enjoy!

 

Festive Feast Fractions-Maths Challenge Sharing a Festive Feast Year 2 Fractions Maths PowerPoint.pptx

Fractions Lesson recap-Fractions lesson.pptx

 

Website links-

BBC Bitesize have provided some activities for your child to differentiate between a half and a quarter to aid their understanding-

Halves-  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwphjsg

Quarters-  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrjjcmn

 

Twinkl have also provided a short video to remind us of this learning  https://youtu.be/jr6qj1uYDHg

You can also log in to our Espresso Education Software which offers Ks1 videos, games, and printable resources, all about finding fractions and division! J  Access by typing fractions Ks1 in the tool bar. Login details below-

 

Espresso Education: http://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/index.html

Username: student30211                    Password: ockerhill

 

Keeping Santa Healthy Project!

This week Ocker Hill are enjoying learning about how to keep a healthy mind and body, so we can teach Santa how to keep healthy over the festive period! Santa has set us three challenges and these are detailed in the weekly overview above. All of the resources, lessons and website links are detailed below. Have fun and don't forget to send your ideas and activities to our home learning email! Enjoy!

 

Challenge One- Healthy Eating and hydration

 

Healthy Eating Lesson- Santa Healthy Eating.ppt

Hydration Lesson- Water PP.ppt

BBC Bitesize link- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zrd4d2p 

Espresso Education link- http://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/index.html

Healthy eating poster frame- Healthy eating poster Monday.pdf

Healthy lunchbox for Santa- Creating a healthy lunch box for Santa Monday.pdf

 

Challenge Two-Physical exercise 

 

Physical Exercise Lesson-Importance of exercise Tuesday.ppt

Physical exercise task for Santa- staying healthy worksheet Exercise Tuesday.pdf

Espresso Education physical challenges-http://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/index.html

 

Challenge Three- Teaching Santa about sleep

 

Sleep Lesson- Santa Sleep.ppt

Yoga Positions to induce sleep- Yoga-moves-to-promote-sleep-and-relaxation-activity.pdf

 

Challenge Four- Keeping our minds healthy and calm

 

Mental Health Lesson-Mental-health-awareness-powerpoint.pptx

Well being planner-t-lf-255448-keeping-a-healthy-mind-at-christmas-activity-sheet.pdf

Week beginning 30th November 2020

Hello Year Two and families! It's nearly December, how exciting! Christmas is nearly here and your teachers are enjoying lots of Christmas crafts and singing with the children at school.

Your activities, lessons and resources for next week are all below. Hope you have fun! Below all of these lessons are explained in your overview, this will help your adult to understand what you are doing! Lots of your learning is based upon your new text this week, 'The Gruffalo's Child'. This is read to you on the link below, hope you enjoy it! 

Remember to send your work to the Home Learning email added above in my message! 

Stay safe- Mrs Dutfield.  

Phonics Oaks 


Oaks Class Phonics - Phonics is a method for teaching people how to read and write an alphabetic language. It is done by demonstrating the relationship between the sounds of the spoken language (phonemes), and the letters or groups of letters (graphemes) or syllables of the written language.

See below for a variety of Phonic Power Points for Oaks class groups.

Name
 phase 3 phonics.pptxDownload
 phase 3 powerpoint SQ Wk4.pptxDownload
 Phase-5-phonics-powerpoint.pptxDownload
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Phonics Willows

In our phonics sessions, we personalise the learning to the specific groups and their learning needs in school. In Year Two their phonic sessions are split into three groups. If your child is not able to identify their next sound/their group, please email the home learning account so myself and your teachers can direct you to the correct group work. The lessons revisit tricky and common exceptions words as well as introducing new sight words and a new sound. You child then progresses  to reading (blending) and spelling words including their new sound, as well as reading and writing captions with their new sound.

 

Share the power point lessons with your child.  Mrs Dutfield’s voice is added to the lessons to aid pronunciation. You may want to split this up across the week or repeat the lesson everyday so your child can read the text carefully and eventually, read with fluency. Your child then has two tasks to complete across the week-

 

Group 1 – alternative sounds continued

Two lessons provided with Mrs Dutfield Voiceover

Group 1 lesson 1.ppt

Group 1 Lesson 2.ppt

Task 1: Matching cards game- Group 1 task 1.pdf

Group 1 Task 1 Matching Partners Game Cards.pdf

 

Task 2: real and nonsense game-Group 1 Task 2.pdf

 

Group 2 – Phase 5 split i-e

Two lessons provided with Mrs Dutfield Voiceover

Group 2 Lesson 1.pptx

Group 2 lesson 2.ppt

Geraldine the Giraffe also offers a lesson on the ‘i-e’ sound with lots of blending and spelling activities-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9JSTYL7vyc

 

Task 1: unscramble activity sheet- Group 2 Task 1.pdf

 

Group 3 – Phase 3 oi

Lesson provided with Mrs Dutfield Voiceover

Group 3 Lesson.pptm 

 

Task 1:

Oi sound board game with instructions-Group 3 Task boardgame.pdf

group 3 board game instructions.pdf

 

This Twinkl Live Lesson also offers some other practical games to play!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk2Y9EAQ8eM

Guided Reading

This week Twinkl have provided a warming, winter story ‘The Runaway Iceberg’ for you to share with your child this week. Share this story with your child, and if able, you child could read it to you! Pause at intervals in the text and encourage your child to predict what might happen next. Question, what is the setting of this story? Who are the main characters in this story? Is this story fiction or non-fiction?

Twinkl have provided tailored questions in a Guided Reading Lesson which is saved on your homepage. Your child should be practicing proving their answer using the text by using the text as evidence.

Task- Twinkl have provided a written comprehension task, which the children are used to completing each week as part of their morning. In the document there are three options of challenge, some comprehension focuses on multiple choice questions and others ask the children to write their answer in full sentences. Please select the option that is most appropriate to your child. A copy of the story has been provided in the document so your child can ‘prove’ their answer using the writing in the text.

If your child is not a fluent reader, a sequencing task has been saved onto your homepage. Sequencing is an essential skill and allows a child to prove their understanding of a text by re telling the story using appropriate language.

 

The Runaway Iceberg Story-The-runaway-iceberg-story-powerpoint.pptx

Guided Reading Lesson- Guided Reading Lesson.pptx

Written Comprehension-Guided Reading Written comprehension questions.pdf

Sequencing Task-The-runaway-iceberg-story-sequencing-activity.pdf

 

FREE READING-

as your child is not receiving a school book during the isolation period, an excellent resources you can enjoy for daily, free reading is the Oxford Owl website. Your child can read books online appropriate to their age and level. Login in details are below-

 

Username:  willow trees/ oaks         

Password: ockerhill

 

English- Sentence Types

This week the children in Year Two are exploring the wonderful winter sequel of The Gruffalo. The text is called the Gruffalo’s Child, by Julia Donaldson and the video is saved above. 

Today your child will be exploring sentence types- nouns, verbs and adjectives. You child has been learning to recognize and apply these sentence types for many weeks. A retrieval lesson has been saved onto your homepage, as well as some helpful BBC videos to recap these sentence types too.

BBC Bitesize- adjectives  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr/articles/zy2r6yc

BBC Bitesize- nouns  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z7s3p4j/articles/zdbdcmn

BBC Bitesize- verbs  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z8d6wnb 

 

Re read the text and challenge your child to find one sentence type as they listen. For example, on the page, look for the verbs! Your child may want to record some examples of the three sentence types in a spare notepad you have at home. This will help them in their English task today. 

 

Your child's task is discussed in detail in the overview above, please see the guidance. Resources I have saved below for you, enjoy!

 

Retrieval Lesson-Sentence types retrieval.pptx

English Sentence Types Task-Sentence Types task.pdf

Guided Task-The Gruffalos child Guided Task .pdf

 

English Story Writing

Now your child has recapped sentence types, your teachers invite your child to begin writing the story The Gruffalo’s Child. You child has already written the story of the original Gruffalo story using a story mountain frame previously. 

Detailed guidance on this task is explained in the overview above. 

Story Mountain Frame-Story mountain The Gruffalo's child.pdf

 

Mathematics- Division

In Year Two this week the children are learning about Division. Last week the children learnt about arrays to aid multiplication. Your child can continue this skill in division by drawing arrays or completing arrays practically with counters or small objects. This is where your child represents the groups they are dividing between and then shares out the total amount to equally divide - lots more guidance in the overview above. 

 

This BBC video may aid your understanding -  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zm982hv/articles/zf3tt39

Your Year two teachers have provided a division lesson for you to explore with your child. Encourage your child to follow the lesson with a notepad or whiteboard so they can join in with the questions posed. They may need practical objects to share instead. 

You child then has some division cards for your child to solve. Encourage your child to copy the division problem and underneath draw the array and share the total equally between the groups by drawing them or using practical objects. A word problems challenge is also saved below too! 

 

Division Lesson-Division Lesson.pptx

Division Cards Task-Division problems for practical solving.pdf

Division word problems challenge-Challenge application cards Division.pdf

 

Mathematics- Fractions

In Year Two this week the children are exploring dividing totals into halves and quarters (fractions). Share the Fractions lesson with your child. Perhaps counters or buttons will be useful for your child to make practical arrays as well as a whiteboard or notepad so they can practice showing bar methods of division to solve problems.

BBC Bitesize have provided some activities for your child to differentiate between a half and a quarter to aid their understanding-

Halves-  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwphjsg

Quarters-  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrjjcmn

 

Your teachers have provided some division worded problems. As explained in the division lesson above, your child needs to show their working out. The lesson shows that Year two uses a bar method. For example, for a quarter of 12 your child should be able to write 12 divided by 4 in a calculation and draw their four groups (bars). They would then share the total of 12 into the 4 groups (bars) equally.

A guided task is explained in the overview above. 

 

Fractions Lesson-Fractions lesson.pptx

Fractions Worded Problems-Word Problems fractions.pdf

Guided Task-Frog Fractions finding half.pdf

 

 Science- Micro habitats

In Year Two this week the children are learning about micro habitats.  A micro habitat is a very small, specialized habitat, such as a clump of grass or a space between rocks. Your teachers have provided a lesson they will be sharing in school to discuss the importance of micro habitats for the survival of animals, creatures and plants. Share the session with your child, pausing at intervals to answer the questions posed.

Your teachers have provided two Twinkl tasks where you child explores a micro habitat outdoors. Your child needs to explore a micro habitat outside before completing the task.  This may be under a tree, inside a hedge in your garden, in a patch of soil. Your child then answers some scientific questions about the micro habitat they explored. The activity saved on your homepage questions the suitability of that micro habitat to the creatures and mini beasts you found in there.

 

Micro habitat Lesson-Microhabitats Lesson Presentation.ppt

Micro habitat task-Microhabitats Activities.pdf

 

Geography- Christmas around the world

In school this week we are learning about Christmas around the world. This is a fun, interesting lesson where you can share and compare facts about Christmas in many different countries!  Your teachers have provided a lesson which first explores physical and human features as a retrieval starter of previous work. The lesson then moves into exploring Christmas around the world. Perhaps your child could read some of the facts to you and ‘lead’ the lesson? Pause at intervals to ask your child quick fire questions. This can encourage your child to retain information for their task later on.

Your teachers have provided a writing frame for you to write some facts about Christmas around the world. The task also invites you to match the country to the correct photograph! This tests your Listening and Attention skills. For writing, your child may want to refer back to the facts in the lesson by finding the evidence in the text.

 

Christmas around the world lesson-Christmas-Around-The-World-Powerpoint.pptx

Writing frame-Christmas around the world writing frame.pdf

 

Well- being

At Ocker Hill we think about and discuss well-being and mental health regularly in our classrooms and across school. As part of this we practice mindfulness. This can be taught as sessions with specific tasks or strategies are discussed and offered for your child to utilize during our busy days. Your teachers this week invite you to enjoy some Twinkl mindfulness colouring which is Christmas bauble themed. Research suggests along with providing your child with a much-needed break and the chance to relax and refocus, it can:

  • Help lift your mood, decrease anxiety and stress
  • Encourage forming positive, relaxation-based coping mechanisms to help manage anxious thoughts and feelings
  • Distract from negative thoughts and interrupt a focus on worries about past or future event

Mindfulness colouring is particularly detailed which encourages your child to escape their thoughts and concentrate solely on the task. This is a rewarding task that you and your child can complete together, we hope you enjoy it!

 

Colouring to print-Mindfulness bauble craft.pdf

 

Handwriting

First begin with a fine motor warm up, this will help the muscles in your fingers and wrists get stronger! Twinkl have provided a video of five exercises to try :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM7aI3RlH4A

Last week you began exploring capital and lowercase letters. A video lesson from Mrs Dutfield is attached to your home screen to continue learning about the next set of Capital Letters and the sizing of these letters.

Use a lined notepad to practice these letters as the video progresses! Remember to look carefully at where the letter is placed on the line. Is the letter an ascender or descender? Is your capital letter taller than your lowercase letter?  

Lesson from Mrs Dutfield- Capital letters E F G H.MOV

Physical Challenge

Warm up- Use the Go-Noodle stretch and warm up video to help you and your child warm up their muscles before their physical challenge. This is set to dance movements to make it really enjoyable! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhfkYzUwYFk

 

Task- Cosmic Kids invite you to share some Christmas themed yoga! See the video below!

Among many other reasons, Yoga can:

  • helps children manage their anxiety
  • improves children's emotional regulation
  • boosts children's self-esteem
  • increases children's body awareness and mindfulness
  • enhances children's concentration and memory
  • develops children's strength and flexibility

 

Week beginning 23rd November 

Hello Year Two and families! Your activities, lessons and resources for next week are all below. Hope you have fun! Below all of these lessons are explained in your overview, this will help your adult to understand what you are doing! 

Remember to send your work to the Home Learning email added above in my message! 

Stay safe- Mrs Dutfield.  

Phonics

In our phonics sessions, we personalise the learning to the specific groups and their learning needs in school. In Year Two their phonic sessions are split into three groups. If your child is not able to identify their next sound/their group, please email the home learning account so myself and your teachers can direct you to the correct group work. The lessons revisit tricky and common exceptions words as well as introducing new sight words and a new sound. You child then progresses  to reading (blending) and spelling words including their new sound, as well as reading and writing captions with their new sound. 

Share the power point lessons with your child.  Mrs Dutfield’s voice is added to the lessons to aid pronunciation. You may want to split this up across the week or repeat the lesson everyday so your child can read the text carefully and eventually, read with fluency. Your child then has two tasks to complete across the week-

 

Group 1 – alternative sounds continued

Lesson provided with Mrs Dutfield Voiceover 

Group One Lesson.ppt

Task 1: c/ch/sh sorting Christmas Present Game  Group 1 Task 1.pdf

Task 2: Reading ch//c/sh mini book Group 1 Reading Minibook.pdf

  

Group 2 – Phase 5 oy Continued

Lesson provided with Mrs Dutfield Voiceover

Group 2 oy Lesson.pptx

Geraldine the Giraffe also offers a lesson on the ‘oy’ sound with lots of blending and spelling activities-

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aodJQr-WJLk

 

Task 1: match the billboard pictures to the correct oy word! Group 2 Task 1.pdf

 

Group 3 – Phase 3 igh, oa

Two lessons provided with Mrs Dutfield Voiceover

 Group Three Lesson One igh.ppt

Group Three Lesson Two oa.pptx

Task 1:

Cut and stick reading and caption writing Group 3 Task 1 igh.pdf

 

This Twinkl Live Lesson also offers some other practical games to play!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swSETRz4sBY

 

Task 2:

Find and write ‘oa’ words from the pirate treasure map! Group 3 Task 2 oa.pdf

 

This Twinkl Live Lesson also offers some other practical games to play!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP7dppsYP6I

 

Guided Reading

This week Twinkl have provided a wonderful lesson of the Christmas Story, which your child will be learning about this week. Share this story with your child, and if able, you child could read it to you! Pause at intervals in the text and encourage your child to predict what might happen next. Question, do you remember this story? Who are the key people in this story? Why do you think this story is so important to Christians? How do you think Mary is feeling and why? Your child should be practicing proving their answer using the text by using the text as evidence.

 Task- Twinkl have provided a written comprehension task, which the children are used to completing each week as part of their morning. In the document there are two options, your child can complete missing words or can complete written comprehension questions based upon the story. A copy of the story has been provided in the document so your child can ‘prove’ their answer using the writing in the text.

If your child is not a fluent reader, a sequencing task has been saved onto your homepage. Sequencing is an essential skill and allows a child to prove their understanding of a text by re telling the story using appropriate language.

 

Christmas Story- The Christmas Story.ppt

Written Comprehension task/s to choose from- Guided Reading Task.pdf

Guided Task, sequencing the story- Guided Reading Christmas Story sequencing.pdf

 

FREE READING- as your child is not receiving a school book during the isolation period, an excellent resources you can enjoy for daily, free reading is the Oxford Owl website. Your child can read books online appropriate to their age and level. Login in details are below-

 

Username:  willow trees/ oaks                                   Password: ockerhill


English
 

This week in school your child is creating and writing a new, alternative story ending to ‘The Gruffalo’. On your homepage, last week, the story is saved for you to share together, as well as a video of the story being read!  Share the story power point with your child, encourage your child to read for themselves. Together, pause at vocabulary that your child may not understand and discuss. You may want to pause on certain pages and allow your child to predict what might happen next. This will help your child remember key details of the story.

Lesson

In Year Two this week your teachers would like you to focus on writing an alternative ending to The Gruffalo story. As discussed in school, Year Two have decided that The Gruffalo invites the forest animals to a Gruffalo Party! Please see the above overview for lots more guidance on how to complete this task. 

 

English Lesson-English Lesson.pptx

Story Mountain template for Story Ending- Story Mountain Gruffalo Story Ending.pdf

 

Mathematics 1

In Year Two this week the children are learning about multiplication. The first step to understanding multiplication is viewing the skill as repeated addition. For example 3 X 5 is simple 5 + 5 + 5. Once your child has this understanding they are able to solve multiplication in different forms. Your teachers have provided a lesson to share this skill today. Included in this lesson your child will learn how to use arrays to visually see the repeated groups of multiples.

This short video may help with your child’s understanding too, from BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqbg87h/articles/z3tvcj6. 

Task

Your Year two teachers have prepared a repeated addition task where your child reads the repeated addition problem and draws the amount into the arrays boxes to find the answer. Encourage your child to count in their counting groups to find the answer, for example for 3 groups 5, your child can count in multiples of 5 to find the answer.

 

Guided task- If you feel this task is a little tricky for your child, your teachers have provided a repeated addition task where your child uses drawings of counters to find the answer!

 

Repeated Addition Lesson-Repeated addition Lesson.ppt

Repeated Addition Task-Maths repeated addition task.pdf

Guided Task-Guided task repeated addition .pdf

 

Mathematics 2

In Year Two this week the children are exploring multiplication. Your teachers have provided a lesson exploring multiplication. Your teachers will be exploring commutativity with your child too to aid their understanding of solving problems. Share the lesson with your child. Perhaps counters or buttons will be useful for your child to make practical arrays as well as a whiteboard or notepad so they can practice writing arrays to solve problems.

Task

Your teachers have provided some Gruffalo multiplication problems! Encourage your child to read the question and discuss with you how they might draw arrays to solve the problem. For example if the word problem suggest 2 X 3, your child would be drawing 2 sets of 3 or 3 sets of 2              (commutativity) depending on what counting group they can count in.

There are tasks of varying difficulty in the document, please choose the task that you feel is appropriate to your child.

 Guided task- If you feel this task is a little tricky for your child, your teachers have provided a matching activity where you child cuts and sorts different representations of numbers to 10. It is important that children can recognize and use numbers in many different ways.  

 

Multiplication Lesson-Multiplication Lesson.pptx

Multiplication Task-Task- multiplication problems.pdf

Guided Task- Guided task matching amounts.pdf

 

Science Outdoor Session

In Year Two this week the children are learning how identify common plants in the school grounds. Your teachers invite you to join in with this and have provided a lesson for you to share with your child. Can your child name the common plants? This is a key skill in the Science curriculum.

Educational quizzes offers a quiz for your child to enjoy following the session, all about naming common plants! https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks1/science/plants-identifying-well-known-plants/

Your teachers then invite you to take part in a nature walk with your families! Can you find some of these common pants in your garden or a nearby field or park?

BBC Bitesize offers a short video about how some plants change during the seasons https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/zw2y34j. This is a key talking point when completing your task. As your child enjoys their nature walk, discuss with them how these plants may have changed recently.

 

Science Task

Your teachers have provided a labelling task for your child to complete. Within the document your child is also provided with a word bank so they can select the correct spelling.

If the blank labelling task seems a little tricky, your teachers have provided a guided task on page two which provides clues for your child to follow. Enjoy!

 

Science Lesson-Plant-identification lesson.ppt

Science task and Guided Task-Task Plants-identifying-common-plants sheets and word mats.pdf

 

R.E The Christmas Story

In school this week we are learning about the importance of Christmas for Christians. This week the teachers are sharing the Christian story of Christmas, celebrating the birth of baby Jesus.  Your teachers have prepared a lesson for you to share with your child. 

Cebeebies have shared a sand drawing video clip of the Christmas Story  https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories/lets-celebrate-christmas-story to share with your child. BBC Bitesize also offer a more detailed Ks1 version of the story too  https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks1-the%20christian-story-of-the-first-christmas/z7fp382.

 

R.E Task

Mrs Dutfield has prepared a Christmas Story Quiz for you to complete with your family! Encourage your child to read the questions and note their answers down on a notepad. Some questions are multiple choice and some are open questions for your child to share their opinion and empathy with the story.

The Christmas Story Lesson-Christmas Story RE Lesson.pptx

Quiz- R.E The Christmas Story Quiz.pptx

 

Thanksgiving- Well being and PSHE

At Ocker we enjoy learning about the history, traditions and celebrations of the world around us. This week America will be beginning their Thanksgiving celebrations. This is a American celebration to say thanks for the Harvest and for the year ahead. Twinkl have provided a lesson to share some facts with your child about the history of this celebration.

Task- this is the perfect time for you and your family to reflect upon what you are thankful for! A writing frame is provided for your child to draw pictures and complete some sentences about what they are thankful for!

As an additional challenge, your child can complete a Thanksgiving fact file where your child records some facts that they have learnt today!

 

Lesson for Thanksgiving-Thanksgiving Assesmbly Presentation.ppt

What am I thankful for? task- I am thankful for Task.pdf

Thanks giving fact file Challenge-Thanksgiving facts Task.pdf

 

Physical Challenge! P.E Hockey

Warm up- Use the stretch and warm up video to help you and your child warm up their muscles before their physical challenge. This is set to hip hop dance moves to make it really enjoyable! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnF12nKwPQI

 

Task- At school your child would be enjoying their Hockey lessons with their teachers. Twinkl have provided some home learning games you can enjoy with your child to explore hockey, without the hockey equipment. This guidance is saved onto your homepage.

 

Hockey Home games- Home Learning Tasks - Hockey.pdf

 

Handwriting

First begin with a fine motor warm up, this will help the muscles in your fingers and wrists get stronger! Twinkl have provided a video of five exercises to try :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM7aI3RlH4A

 

Handwriting task

Last week you began exploring capital and lowercase letters. A video lesson from Mrs Dutfield is attached to your home screen to continue learning about the next set of Capital Letters and the sizing of these letters.

Use a lined notepad to practice these letters as the video progresses! Remember to look carefully at where the letter is placed on the line. Is the letter an ascender or descender? Is your capital letter taller than your lowercase letter?

 

Lesson from Mrs Dutfield- Capital letters E F G H.MOV

 

 

Week beginning 16th November 

See below the overview, lessons, tasks and resources to share with your child! This week is also Anti Bullying Week. In school we are celebrating by wearing Odd Socks! You may want to do this at home too. Enjoy! 

Phonics

In our phonics sessions, we personalise the learning to the specific groups and their learning needs in school. In Year Two their phonic sessions are split into three groups. If your child is not able to identify their next sound/their group, please email the home learning account so myself and your teachers can direct you to the correct group work. The lessons revisit tricky and common exceptions words as well as introducing new sight words and a new sound. You child then progresses  to reading (blending) and spelling words including their new sound, as well as reading and writing captions with their new sound.

 Share the power point lessons with your child.  Mrs Dutfield’s voice is added to the lessons to aid pronunciation. You may want to split this up across the week or repeat the lesson everyday so your child can read the text carefully and eventually, read with fluency. Your child then has two tasks to complete across the week-

 

Group 1 – alternative sounds

Two Lessons provided with Mrs Dutfield Voiceover

Lesson 1 group 1.ppt

Group 1 Lesson 2.ppt

Task 1: alternative ch board game to play with your child, can they read the word using the alternative?

Group 1 Task One.pdf

 Task 2: Label the correct characters and objects using the sh alternative to ch.

Group 1 Task Two.pdf

 

Group 2 – Phase 5 oy

One lesson provided with Mrs Dutfield Voiceover   Group 2 oy Lesson.pptx

Geraldine the Giraffe also offers a lesson on the ‘oy’ sound-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aodJQr-WJLk

 

 Task 1: London caption match game where your child reads a oy caption and matches it to the correct picture

Task 2: Write some oy captions from the picture scene provided to you 

Group 2 Task 1 and 2.pdf

 

Group 3 – Phase 3 ai, ee

Two lessons provided with Mrs Dutfield Voiceover

Group 3 Lesson 1.pptx

Group 3 Lesson 2.pptx

 

Task 1: play the blending board game! An extra caption writing challenge is hidden on the board!

Group 3 Task 1 game.pdf

This Twinkl Live Lesson also offers some other practical games to play! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQiYGq2f91s

Task 2: outdoor blending game, instructions and cards included.

Group 3 Task 2 - outdoor game.pdf

This Twinkl Live Lesson also offers some other practical games to play! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BO6vfDiLVo

 

Reading

This week Twinkl have provided a wonderful Autumn story called ‘Don’t Hog the Hedge!’. Share this story with your child, and if able, you child could read it to you! Pause at intervals in the text and encourage your child to predict what might happen next. Question, who are the main characters? What is the setting? Why do you think this character did this? How do you think this character is feeling and why? Your child should be practicing proving their answer using the text by using the text as evidence.

Task- Twinkl have provided a Guided Reading Lesson where your child interacts with the text. Encourage your child to answer the questions posed and encourage them to ‘prove their answer’ by finding the information in the text. Many of the children in Year two are used to completing a a written comprehension task each week as part of their morning. Twinkl have provided a written comprehension task for you to complete with your child. The tasks vary in difficulty, so feel free to choose which comprehension task is suitable for your child.

If your child is not a fluent reader, a sequencing task has been saved onto your homepage. Sequencing is an essential skill and allows a child to prove their understanding of a text by re telling the story using appropriate language.

Don't Hog the Hedge story-Dont hog the hedge story.pdf

Don't Hog the Hedge Guided Reading Lesson- Guided Reading Lesson.pptx

Don't Hog the Hedge written comprehension-Reading comprehension Task written.pdf

Guided Task- sequencing the story pictures-Story Sequencing Comprehension Task Two.pdf

 

FREE READING

As your child is not receiving a school book during the isolation period, an excellent resources you can enjoy for daily, free reading is the Oxford Owl website. Your child can read books online appropriate to their age and level. Login in details are below-

 

Username:  willow trees/ oaks                                    

Password: ockerhill

 

Writing 1 

In Year Two this week the children have begun work about their new text ‘The Gruffalo’. They are learning to re tell the story this week.  In this lesson the children will be creating a story mountain where they will plan the sections of their story. In school, we call this Boxing Clever. The children re tell the story using the same sections on our boxing clever boards in our classrooms. The sections include; who, where, next, why, what goes wrong, who helps, where last, feelings (of the characters at the end of the story). The children need to draw pictures and add key words to match these sections of the story. This then helps later on to re tell the story orally, with detail, and also for the children to write the story using the boxing clever format. For example, in the ‘Who’ story section box, the story begins with the Little Brown Mouse. Your child would draw this character and label with his name. The following box is ‘Where’, you child would add ‘Through the deep, dark wood’ and draw a corresponding picture. Your child could even add their adjectives, such as ‘though the dark, frightening wood’.

On your homepage your teachers have provided a lesson to recap and revisit the story and have provided the story mountain task too.

Guided task- If you feel this task is a little tricky for your child, your teachers would like you to re visit the story, draw the story pictures on your mountain and act out the story sections! Have fun!

 

The Gruffalo Story-The Gruffalo Story.ppt

Story Re-tell Lesson- Story Re-tell Lesson.ppt

Story Mountain task sheet-Story mountain task The Gruffalo.pdf

 

Writing 2

 

In the previous lesson your child created a story mountain of the story The Gruffalo. Before the task, you may want to share the full story again, encouraging your child to read it independently with fluency or repeating story language that they know. Today your child will be writing the story of The Gruffalo using their Story Mountain frame.

Your child will be writing the story section by section. They may not add all the speech for each character but should include some story language. Part of Year Two writing is developing their writing stamina ability, therefore being able to write at length. The story sections of the Story Mountain help your child to achieve this by breaking the sections down into smaller pieces. Encourage your child to plan their sentence orally, out loud before writing. This gives you the opportunity as an adult to ensure your child’s sentence flows well and is accurate. Your child should be reading their sentences back to assess accuracy before continuing on.

Your teachers have provided a writing frame if your child needs it, and also a Spelling Bingo for your child to use to aid their spelling. Using a spelling aid is an important skill in Year Two and ensures your child’s work is easily read and ‘flows’ better.  

Guided task- If you feel this task is a little tricky for your child, your teachers have provided a short rhyming task for you to complete. Your teachers have also challenged you to unscramble some story sentences!

 

Writing Frame-The Gruffalo Writing Frame.pdf

Spelling Bingo Aid-Word Bingo Gruffalo.pdf

Guided Rhyming Task-Guided task Rhyming The Gruffalo.pdf

 

Mathematics 1

In Year Two this week the children are learning about counting sets of money using their knowledge of tens and ones. Your child can represent their understanding of tens and ones by drawing jottings (a skill your child will already be very familiar with!). For example, if you see the total of 15p, your child will see that 15 has one ‘ten’ and five ‘ones’ and so will draw ones tens stick and five ones. This can help your child to speedily count the total amount of coins. A finding totals of coins lesson is saved onto your homepage. Encourage your child to answer the questions posed. A notepad or whiteboard should be available to your child so they can interact with the session, drawing their tens and ones.

Money Task

Your Year two teachers have prepared a counting totals task for you to complete. Your child should count the totals by drawing their jottings (tens and ones) under the coins to represent what the coin values are. They then add the total by adding all of their ‘tens and ones’ together.

Guided task- If you feel this task is a little tricky for your child, your teachers have provided a counting sets task, where your child carefully counts sets of pennies. Careful counting!

 

Money lesson 1- Lesson One Money.pptx

Counting Totals task-Counting sets of money using jottings Task.pdf

Guided task, counting pennies- Guided Task- counting pennies.pdf

 

Mathematics 2

In Year Two this week the children are exploring money. Your teachers have provided a lesson where your child explores different ways of representing the same value. For example, 10p can be made using 1 X 10p, 2 X 5p, 5 X 2p, 10 X 1p etc. Your child can use their knowledge of tens and ones to help them.  Encourage your child to answer the questions posed. A notepad or whiteboard should be available to your child so they can interact with the session, drawing their tens and ones. They may benefit from practical coins laid out in front of them, for them to explore further. 

Saved on your homepage is the Topmarks game, where you child can explore making totals in different ways  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money.

If you select the option ‘mixed coins’ it allows your child to make sets using a range of coins. You may want to begin with your child making exact amounts to 20p, then build onto to making amounts to £1. Encourage your child to use their knowledge of counting patterns to make sets such as counting in 2s 5s and 10s and for higher amounts they make want to draw their tens and ones using a notepad or whiteboard for visual problem solving. For example, if your child sees 72p, they may draw 7 tens and 2 ones. They then know they can select 7 X 10ps and 2 X 1ps to make the total. Here is another fun game to play too  https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/activities/cashing-in/cashing-in.html Enjoy! 

Guided task- If you feel this task is a little tricky for your child, your teachers have provided a coin recognition matching game task for your child to complete. Your child can also access the Topmarks game to count sets, simply choose the 1p (up to 10p) option  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money so your child can make sets in a different way. 

 

Money Lesson Two- Money Lesson Two.pptx

Guided Task-Money Coin Match Guided Task.pdf

 

Science

In Year Two this week the children are learning about the life cycle of a plant. Your teachers have prepared a lesson about the plant life cycle for you to share with your child. Share the information and assess your child’s knowledge at the end of the sessions, asking them to clarify what each stage is and what happens during each stage.

BBC Bitesize offers some excellent videos and quizzes to develop your child’s confidence and knowledge -  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zk7h34j/articles/z7tbgwx.

Your teachers also provided a fun video from the Cebeebies programme Do You Know? Maddie helps us to understand the life cycle in some more detail  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0004qsd/maddies-do-you-know-series-3-2-plant-and-compost. Enjoy!

Science Task

Can your child label the four stages of the life cycle? If your child is able, they may want to add a short description next to each stage. Your child may also want to act out the stages of the life cycle, which can make your child’s learning more interactive, creative and fun!

 

Life Cycle Lesson-The lifecycle of a plant Lesson.pptx

Science Life Cycle Task- Life Cycle Labelling Task.pdf

 

R.E 

In school this week we are learning about the importance of Christmas for Christians. Your teachers have prepared a lesson for you to share with your child. Within that lesson there are quiz questions for your to challenge your child with, as well as many facts about how Christians celebrate Christmas.

Cebeebies offers simple videos to share how Christians celebrate to add to your child’s knowledge https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/lets-celebrate-christmas.

BBC Bitesize  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztkxpv4/articles/zdjjf4j also offer videos, puzzles, quizzes and story photo books for your child to explore to build upon their knowledge.

 R.E Task

 Your teachers have prepared a quiz for you to enjoy with your child! Can your child complete the written quiz or alternatively they can answer the questions orally? Has your child retained key facts from the lesson? If completing the quiz in written form, can your child use the lesson slides to support their spelling?

R.E Lesson- Making sense of beliefs Christians and Christmas Lesson.ppt

R.E Quiz-Christianity and Christmas Task...pdf

 

Well Being and PSHE

Following on from Remembrance day, the teachers in school are exploring the lives of soldiers in World War One. Your teachers have prepared an emotionally moving lesson to describe the lives of soldiers in the trenches, Share this with your child and discuss the emotions of the soldiers and why they might feel that way. How did the media try to dismiss those emotions and glorify those who fight in the war?

BBC Bitesize offers interactive learning tasks and moving videos on how soldiers spent their lives in the trenches  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhyb9q/articles/z8sssbk. This can add to your child’s understanding and show the raw emotion of these events.

PSHE Task

 Your child’s task today is to think deeply about the emotions of a soldier in the trenches and why they might feel like that. You child will be completing a speech bubble to explain a soldier’s true emotions. The task prompts the question, that although the soldier is smiling for the photograph, is he in fact feeling happy?

 

World War One lesson-World War 1 PP.ppt

World War One Task-Well being WW1 task.pdf

 

Physical Challenge!

Twinkl have provided some Yoga warm up poses. They are modelled on Yoga Position cards. Can you and your child begin by modelling these yoga poses? Yoga Movement cards.pdf

Gruffalo Yoga- Little Yoga Stars have provided a Gruffalo themed yoga session. She reads the story as she models relevant yoga poses to re tell the story. Hope you enjoy!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjpJUOgbwMY

 

Handwriting 

First begin with a fine motor warm up, this will help the muscles in your fingers and wrists get stronger! Twinkl have provided a video of five exercises to try :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM7aI3RlH4A 

Handwriting task

Last week you began exploring capital and lowercase letters. A video lesson from Mrs Dutfield is attached to your home screen to continue learning about the next set of Capital Letters and the sizing of these letters.

Use a lined notepad to practice these letters as the video progresses! Remember to look carefully at where the letter is placed on the line. Is the letter an ascender or descender? Is your capital letter taller than your lowercase letter?

 

Lesson from Mrs Dutfield- Capital letters E F G H.MOV

Week beginning 9th November 2020

Hello everyone! Mrs Dutfield here! This week we have many things we are learning in Year Two. It is a very busy week that includes Remembrance Day and Children in Need. The overview above explains every task. Some lessons have a sound audio so you can hear the lesson from me! Look for the audio picture! All of the resources, websites, games, ideas and lessons are saved below. Enjoy! 

Phonics 

This week you are learning the split sound u-e. The lesson and tasks are saved below. as explained in your over view there are also some Phase 3 resources for you to enjoy if you are not quite ready for phase 5 yet. Hope you enjoy! 

 

U-e Lesson- Phonics u-e lesson to share with your child.pptx

U-e reading game task- Race Through Time Phonics game.pdf

U-e writing activity- Phonics Find the u_e Words writing task.pdf

Phase 3 resources- http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-3-games.html

 

Guided Reading- The Gruffalo

This week in school your child is sharing their new topic text ‘The Gruffalo’ with their teacher and class. The Year Two teachers have prepared a comprehension tasks, all about the Gruffalo. Encourage your child to read the section of text on the first page. Can they re-read the passage again to improve fluency and expression? Your child then has a task to complete saved below. If this is too tricky for your child a guided task is also saved for your child to sequence and re tell the story. Enjoy!

 

Gruffalo Story- The Gruffalo Story.ppt

Comprehension Task- The Gruffalo comprehension task with guidance .pdf

Guided sequencing task- Gruffalo sequencing GUIDED task.pdf

 

English Lesson 1- Character Description

 

In Year Two this week the children are writing some character descriptions about The Gruffalo characters in the text. The children will explore synonyms where the learner substitutes a word for another that has the same meaning i.e. instead of terrible claws, your child may write razor sharp claws.  A short lesson is provided by Mrs Dutfield to discuss adjectives and synonyms, this is saved on your homepage with the synonyms task. The video below may support your child’s understanding too! 

If this seems too tricky for your child, a simpler task is saved where your child re tells the text by writing the same as the author did. Encourage your child to find spellings from the text to ensure accuracy.

TES have also provided a Gruffalo skills booklet for your child to explore and enjoy. It includes many basic skills including finding adjectives, true or false questions, word searches and a ‘my favourite part’ review.  

 

Text for the Gruffalo saved in Guided Reading section 

Listen to a Synonyms lesson from Mrs Dutfield (Twinkl)- Synonyms Lesson from Mrs Dutfield.ppt

Synonyms video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFFW9zKJ5os

Synonyms Task for your child to complete- Synonyms English Task.pdf

Simpler Task for your child to complete- English Task Day 1- complete the missing words from the story.pdf

TES Gruffalo booklet with simple comprehension skills- Gruffalo activity booklet.pdf

 

English Lesson Two- Sentence Types 

In Year Two this week the children have begun work about their new text ‘The Gruffalo’. In this lesson the children will be exploring the difference between statements, questions and commands. These are called sentence types. Once this is understood, the children will be able to create and design their own questions for the Gruffalo! A lesson is uploaded onto your homepage to explore these sentence types. Your teachers also found some videos to support your understanding, saved below. You have two tasks to complete today, these are explained in the overview above. 

 

Sentence Types Lesson- Sentence Types Lesson English 2.ppt

Commands Video- https://youtu.be/b1xj7PgQwOE

Questions Video- https://youtu.be/0Bz4-1YKI1Mn

Task 1 Sentence Types- Sentence types activity .pdf

Task 2- Question design- Complete in a notepad at home 

 

Mathematics Lesson One- Find 1/2 and 1/4 of a 2D shape 

In Year Two this week the children are learning about find a half and a quarter of a shape. Can your child clarify what a half is? What is a quarter? Why do these fractions have to be equal?

Share the Fraction Lesson with your child, answering the questions posed as your read. Your Year two teachers have prepared a fractions task for you to complete which poses lots of questions to assess your knowledge of finding, identifying and writing fractions. If you feel this activity is too challenging for your child, there is a guided ‘finding half’ task that you can complete with your child. Encourage your child to clarify ‘what half is’ whilst completing the task. 

 

Fractions lesson-Fractions of shapes Lesson One.ppt

Fractions task- Finding halves and quarters of shapes Task.pdf

Guided find 1/2 fractions task- Colour in half of the shapes GUIDED task.pdf

 

Mathematics Lesson Two- Symmetry 

In Year Two this week the children are exploring 2D shapes in different ways. Your teachers have prepared a lesson to explore Symmetry today. What is Symmetry? What is a line a symmetry? Does every 2D shape have the same amount of lines of symmetry?  Share the Symmetry Lesson with your child, answering the questions posed as your read. BBC Bitesize have also provided some videos to support your child's understanding, saved below. 

Starter task- To begin, following the session, can your child cut out the 2D shapes and fold them to find lines of equal symmetry? These are saved as ‘Task One’ on the Year two homepageYour child's second task is explained at the end of your Lesson power point. Today your child will be finding and drawing the lines of equal symmetry on the ‘Task Two’ tasks attached to your homepage. Ensure your child uses a ruler to ensure equal symmetry. 

 

 

BBC Bitesize symmetry- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrhp34j/articles/z8t72p3 

Symmetry video chosen by your teachers- https://youtu.be/YFzktJNmnPU 

Symmetry Lesson-Symmetry Lesson.ppt

Task One-Symmetry Cut and Fold shapes Task 1.pdf

Task Two- Shape symmetry Task 2.pdf

 

Science- Parts of a Plant 

In Year Two this week the children are learning about parts of a plant. Your teachers have prepared a lesson for you to share with your child. Mrs Dutfield has added audio to this lesson for your to listen in real-time. Encourage your child to answer the questions posed in the lesson and assess your child’s prior learning before they begin. What does your child already know about the parts of their plant and their functions?

 

BBC Teach also offer a child friendly video to further your child’s knowledge which is saved below. BBC Bitesize also offer videos and quizzes for your child to test out their knowledge! 

Can your child label the parts of a plant? Encourage your child to discuss the function of the part they are labelling as they progress through the task. As a challenge, can your child rite about the functions of these parts and why the part is so important for a plants survival?

 

Twinkl Science Lesson with added audio- Parts of a plant Lesson to share.pptx

BBC Teach resources- 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-parts-of-a-plant/zvdkpg8

Bitesize resources- 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd/articles/z3wpsbk

Plant Labelling task- Plant Labelling Task.pdf

 

History- Remembrance Day

In school this week we are learning about Remembrance Day. This day has been marked since the end of World War One to remember those who gave their lives for us. BBC offers a touching video which explains this important day at a child friendly level which is saved below. 

Your teachers have prepared an information lesson all about Remembrance Day. Share this information with your child ask these questions to measure their understanding-

·         Who do we think about on Remembrance Day? Why?

·         Why do people wear poppies?

·         How long do we stay silent for on Remembrance Day?

Saved below is a Remembrance day question and answer comprehension activity for you to enjoy with your child. This can measure their understanding of what they have learnt. Encourage your child to find the information in the text to answer the question in a full sentence.

Also saved are some simple poppy crafts for your child to make at home. Your child can then wear this or display this in your home on Remembrance Day.

 

BBC Video- https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/r-is-for-remembrance/zjypy9q

Remembrance Day Lesson from your teachers- Remembrance_Day 2020 Lesson to share.pdf

Remembrance day question and answer comprehension activity- Remembrance Day Comprehension.pdf

Simple Twinkl Poppy Crafts- Handprint wreath craft.pdf

Poppy tracing for fine motor skills and colouring.pdf

 

PSHE and Well being - Children in Need 

In school this week the children are celebrating ‘Children in Need’ day where we reflect upon what we have, how we are personally lucky and how we can help others who are not so lucky. BBC have provided an information power point on this special day for you to share with your child. This is saved on your home page.

The BBC homepage will also tell you how you can get your families involved and also suggests many Pudsey Crafts you can make at home! 

Twinkl have provided us with some fun activities to enjoy! A quick read and question comprehension challenge for confident readers, a Pudsey mask to decorate and role play ideas have been added to the homepage, as well as the well-being daily kind acts challenge to enjoy with your children during the week. Remember, that during the day continue the conversation with your child about why we are celebrating today. You may want to ask promoting questions such as:

·         What are you grateful for?

·         Who are we helping today?

·         What children may need help? What is happening in their life that needs someone’s help?

 

BBC Homepage- https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0765c8h

BBC/Twinkl Information Lesson-Ks1 Information for Children In Need.pptx

Quickfire read and comprehension challenge- BBC Children in Need Fact File Yr2 guided reading.pdf

Pudsey mask and role play ideas- Pudsey mask to make and decorate.pdf

Daily acts of kindness challenge-  Daily well being and kindness challenges.pdf

 

Physical Challenge!

First, listen to the Joe Wicks challenge with your child. How can you get involved with the P.E challenge?  You can tune into Joe Wicks on BBC I Player to watch him complete his 24 hour P.E Challenge for Children in Need. The radio link is below explaining the challenge. Joe Wicks then provides a new warm up for you try as a family to warm up your bodies! This is saved below. 

 

Twinkl have provided an active Pudsey game for you to play with your child. It is based on the ‘Simon Says’ game and involves the development of gross motor skills and Listening and Attention skills. The cards and instructions are saved on your homepage. If you are unable to print them, read them on screen. Have fun!  

 

Joe Wicks Challenge- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ebYkXPq_G0 

Joe Wicks Warm Up- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbFqQarDM50

Twinkl Active Pudsey Game- Instructions for P.E game to play with your child.pdf

Action Cards P.E.pdf

 

Handwriting 

First begin with a fine motor warm up, this will help the muscles in your fingers and wrists get stronger! Twinkl have provided a video of five exercises to try. 

A video lesson from Mrs Dutfield is now attached to your home screen to explore Capital Letters and the sizing of these letters.

Use the writing frames to have a go at writing the letters! Remember to look carefully at where the letter is placed on the line. Is the letter an ascender or descender? Is your capital letter taller than your lowercase letter? 

 

Fine motor warm up video- 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM7aI3RlH4A

Twinkl writing frames for first set of Upper and Lower Case Letters- Uppercase-and-Lowercase formation.pdf

Lesson from Mrs Dutfield - Handwriting

 

 

Week beginning 2nd November 2020

Hi everyone, hope you are safe and well! Above is an overview of your Home Learning this week. In school, Miss Clay and Miss Bailey and the Year Two Team are celebrating Diwali and Bonfire night. The children are learning about the Rama and Sita story and all about The Gunpowder Plot! All lessons, stories, videos, games and tasks to support the tasks explained are below for you to enjoy with an adult. We will see you soon!

 

 Phonics 

As you are all aware we all learn new things daily and at our own pace and this is the same for phonics, we have many skills to learn and learning them at our own pace is important to make sure that we embed the learning. Learning at our own pace helps to develop the skills we need to ensure progress and confidence in Phonics and other subjects.

What is Phonics? - 

Phonics is a method of learning to read. Phonics works by breaking each word up into it’s individual sounds before blending those sounds back together to make the word.  Children learn to 'decode' words by breaking it down into sounds rather than having to memorise 1,000's of words individually. Research has shown that phonics, when taught correctly, can be the most effective way of teaching children to learn to read. Sounds are taught from easiest to hardest: starting with single letter sounds and then moving on to two letters making a sound and then three and so on. Learning phonics and learning to read is one of the most important stepping stones in early education as it gives your child the skills they need to move forward in every subject, you simply cannot progress without it.

The alphabet phonics song is a good way to learn all of the alphabet letter sounds to begin with and of course is a bit of fun: https://youtu.be/QJ63I2qqtxQ 

 

There are a variety of lessons for the different phases to help you support your child; this is varied so that children have the opportunity to recap, learn new sounds and strategies as well as embed their phonics depending on the phase they are working at.

 

Our lesson and task this week focuses on the phase 5 e-e split digraph-

Twinkl Lesson- Phonics Lesson e-e.ppt

Task 1 word sorting from Twinkl -Phonics Task ee, ea and e_e Word Sort.pdf

Task 2 missing split digraphs from Twinkl -Phonics task 2 - recap of split sounds.pdf

For Phase 4 we are focusing on CCVC and CVCC words; reading the words effectively using previously learnt phase 3 and 2 skills.  

Click here for our Phase 4 ResourcesClick here if you're looking for free, printable Phase 4 Resources.

When children start Phase Four of the Letters and Sounds phonics programme, they will know a grapheme for each of the 42 phonemes. They will be able to blend phonemes to read CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words and segment in order to spell them.

Children will also have begun reading straightforward two-syllable words and simple captions, as well as reading and spelling some tricky words.

 

This week for Phase 3.

Click here for our Phase 3 ResourcesClick here if you're looking for free, printable Phase 3 Resources.

By the time they reach Phase 3, children will already be able to blend and segment words containing the 19 letters taught in Phase 2.

Over the twelve weeks which Phase 3 is expected to last, twenty-five new graphemes are introduced (one at a time).

Set 6: j, v, w, x

Set 7: y, z, zz, qu

Consonant digraphs: ch, sh, th, ng

Vowel digraphs: ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, - or, ur and ow are our new sounds for this week.

This twinkl video will help you wit these sounds; stop, rewind, pause this video as many times as you need to to help you practise these skills.

This week for phase 2

Click here if you're looking for free, printable Phase 2 Resources.

In Phase 2, letters and their sounds are introduced one at a time. A set of letters is taught each week, in the following sequence:

Set 1: s, a, t, p
Set 2: i, n, m, d
Set 3: g, o, c, k
Set 4: ck, e, u, r
Set 5: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss

BBC Bitesize offer great help for Phase 2 as this phase is paramount to children's learning and securing the basics of learning. Look at the following page to support yourself and your child to  embed this important phase within phonics. - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2yf4j 

 

Guided reading

Enjoy the wonderful Diwali story of 'Dipal's Diwali'. A lesson and comprehension questions is also provided below by Twinkl. If you are a little unsure on how to complete written comprehension a 'Guided Task' to complete with an adult is provided below. 

Twinkl Dipal's Diwali story-The story of Dipal's Diwali.pdf

Twinkl Guided reading lesson- Guided Reading Lesson Dipal's Diwali.pdf

Twinkl comprehension text and questions- Diwali Reading Comprehension.pdf

Guided task with an adult- Guided task comprehension Dipal's Diwali.pdf

English 1- Rama and Sita 

 Enjoy the Hindu story of Rama and Sita to celebrate the Festival of Light 'Diwali'. Below is a story powerpoint to share, a writing task and a guided ordering task (explained above). A video of the story provided by BBC Teach is also available for you to watch and enjoy! 

Twinkl Story of Rama and Sita- Rama and Sita Story.pdf

BBC Teach Rama and Sita video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCNNwPaVIaU

Writing task- English Rama and Sita Task.pdf

Guided sequencing task- Rama and Sita Guided Cut and Stick Task.pdf

English 2- The Gunpowder Plot

Enjoy the exciting true story of Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot. BBC Bitesize have provided videos, quizzes and online games to help you understand the story better. The link is below. The story to read with a family member is below, along with a task and guided task to complete with an adult if needed. Enjoy! 

BBC Bitesize link-https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkj382/articles/zjsqbdm

Twinkl The Gunpowder Plot story- T-T-14409-The-Gunpowder-Plot-Information-PowerPoint-KS1_ver_6 (1).pdf

Sequencing the story task- The Gunpowder Plot English Task story ordering.pdf

Twinkl Guided cut and stick sequencing task- T-T-2224-The-Gunpowder-Plot-Story-Sequencing-4-per-A4.pdf

 

 Mathematics 1- 2D and 3D shapes 

This week you are learning about 2d and 3d shapes and their properties. You will be learning how to name, sort and describe these shapes. BBC Bitesize have provided us with videos upon these subjects and you also have a 'Shape Warm Up' game to play with your families from Twinkl. Your tasks today are two interactive games, I hope you enjoy! 

 

BBC Bitesize (2D and 3D shapes) -https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjv39j6.

Twinkl Shape Properties warm up- Properties-of-shape-warmup powerpoint.pdf

Task 1- http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/castle_shapes/eng/Introduction/StarterActivityPart2.htm

Task 2- http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/castle_shapes/eng/Introduction/Plenary.htm

 

Mathematics 2 - 2D and 3D Shapes Venn Diagram Sorting

We are now moving our learning forward and sorting shapes into Venn diagrams, considering their properties. A Twinkl Guess My shape riddles game is below for you and your families to warm up with! You then have a Venn Diagram interactive lesson to share with some problems to solve! Your sorting task and challenges are also listed below. Happy problem solving!

Twinkl Guess my shape riddles warm up- t-n-5872-2d-and-3d-shape-riddles-challenge-cards_ver_2.pdf

Twinkl Venn diagram lesson-Shape Task lesson- Sorting with a venn diagram.pdf

Twinkl Venn Diagram task and challenge cards- Shape challenge cards!.pdf

Venn diagram task shape.pdf

 

Topic 1- Bonfire night safety 

To help you create a bonfire night safety poster, CBBC Newsround have shared some rules you should be following. Firefighter Fred also shares some safety tips on a Twinkl Powerpoint. Remember to take the bonfire night safety quiz to test you and your families understanding! The poster templates are also saved below. 

 

CBBC Newsround- https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/34710746.

Twinkl Firefighter Fred safety lesson-Bonfire Night Safety Lesson.pdf

Twinkl Bonfire Night safety Quiz- Bonfire Safety Quiz.pdf

Poster template- Bonfire night safety poster frame.pdf

Guided poster template- Guided bonfire safety poster.pdf

 

Topic 2- Geography The UK 

This week you are learning about capital cities in the UK. BBC Bitesize have provided you with lots of videos, photos, games and quizzes on their website to test your knowledge! Don't forget to share the UK lesson with your families first! You then have a map to label with the UK cities. Enjoy! 

 

BBC Bitesize the UK- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j/articles/z4v3jhv.

The UK lesson Twinkl- Geography Lesson The UK.pdf

Twinkl Labelling Geography task- Geography Task- map to label.pdf

 

Handwriting 

Warm up with some fine motor exercises using the Twinkl video below. Then use the poster to learn about the handwriting families. Can you write these letters using the correct formation in a notepad or using the template provided? 

Warm up video Twinkl-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM7aI3RlH4A

Visual handwriting families poster-Letter formation poster.pdf

Handwriting guide (printable)-Letter formation writing frame.pdf

 

Well being/PSHE 

 This week Year Two are celebrating differences and diversity! See the lesson and the task below to learn more! 

Twinkl Lesson- PSHE celebrating differences lesson.pdf-

Task-Celebrating difference PSHE task.pdf

 

Physical challenge

 This week Year Two have been learning about The Gunpowder Plot. A Joe Wicks warm up session and a Gunpowder Plot dance session have been provided by Twinkl for you to enjoy at home. Happy preforming!

Joe Wicks warm up-https://youtu.be/d3LPrhI0v-w

Dance session- 

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