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Home Learning Activities
 
Hello Year 2!  We hope you all enjoyed the home learning activities last week and the Music theme. Thank you for all of you that have sent work and pictures to me through our class email! We are so proud of you all and glad that you are enjoying them!
 
This week's subject theme is Geography. I will share the activities below. One document shows the Geography activities and the other document shows the English and Maths activities. 

You can email us any work you want to show us or any pictures you have of you doing your learning... you might even just want to email saying hello! Our class email address is:
 
Year2@quarrymountprimary.org.uk
 

Miss Horigan, Miss Leena and Miss Boucher 
Home Learning Activities

Home Learning Activities Here are the home learning activities for this week. One document shows the English and Maths activities and the other shows the Geography themed activities. There is also another document that will help you with your Geography work.

We are learning at home! Week 8

Look at the super work we have been doing at home!

Story time! George’s Marvellous Medicine

Day 4: Chapter 7. After reading: What would you do if one of your family members grew through the roof of your house?

Chapter 7
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Home Learning Activities

Home Learning Activities Here are the home learning activities for this week. One document shows the English and Maths activities and the other shows the Music themed activities. There is also another document that will help you with your Music work.

We are learning at home! Week 7

Look at the super work we have been doing at home!

Story Time: George’s Marvellous Medicine

Hello year 2, I have chosen another Roald Dahl book for our story time ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’. I hope you enjoy it! Day 1: Chapter 1 Grandma. Day 2: Chapters 2 & 3. After reading: If you had to create a marvellous medicine what would you put in it? Day 3: Chapters 4-6. After reading: Make a prediction! What do you think will happen to Grandma when George gives her his marvellous medicine?

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Chapter 2 - 3
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Story time: The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

Day 4: After reading - Design a new type of sweet or chocolate bar that Billy could sell in his new Grubber shop - I think I would like a chocolate bar that makes you invisible! Day 5: After reading - Design an invitation for Billy so he can invite people to his sweet shop!

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Home Learning Activities

Here are the home learning activities for this week. One document shows the English and Maths activities and the other shows the PHSE themed activities. There is also another document that will help you with your PHSE work.

We are learning at home! Week 6

Look at the super work we have been doing at home!

Story Time: The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

Hello year 2, this week I have chosen another Roald Dahl book to read to you, ‘The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me’. I hope you enjoy it 🙂 Day 1: After reading - If you had your own shop what type of shop would it be? Would it be a grubber like in the story? Day 2: After reading -Would you like the window cleaners to come visit your house? Explain. Day 3: After reading - Design a medal or award to give to Pelly for his bravery in catching the ‘cobra’.

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Story time: The Huge Bag of Worries

Hello year 2! Today I have chosen to read you a story about a little girl who has lots of worries that are making her feel sad. Let’s see how she deals with her worries... After reading: If you have anything that you are worried about remember to share it with a grown up or a friend. Worries don’t like being talked about and usually disappear once they are shared!

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Story time: Fantastic Mr Fox

Hello Year 2! Here is the final chapters of Fantastic Mr Fox. I hope you have enjoyed the book. I have enjoyed reading it to you all! After reading: Can you draw a picture of the underground world that Mr Fox talks about creating in his speech to the animals at the feast?

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Home Learning Activities

Here are the home learning activities for this week. One document shows the English and Maths activities and the other shows the Science themed activities.

We are learning at home! Week 5

Take a look at the super work some of us have been doing at home!

Story time: Fantastic Mr Fox

Hello year 2, I have chosen another Roald Dahl book for our story time over the next few days. Fantastic Mr Fox is another funny book the author has written and I hope you enjoy it! Day 1: Chapters 1-3. After reading: Do you think Mr Fox is wrong to steal the food from the farmers? Give a reason. Day 2: Chapters 4-5. After reading: Imagine you are Mr Fox or one of his children. How are you feeling when you discover the ‘monstrous machines’ are coming for you? Day 3: Chapters 6-9. After reading: What plan do you think Mr Fox has come up with? Day 4: Chapters 9-11. After reading: Draw a poster of Mr Fox and label it with adjectives - What type of character do you think he is? Day 5: Chapters 11-13. After reading: What do you think the Farmers will do when they discover Mr Fox has been taking their food? Day 6: Chapters 14-17. After reading: In the next chapter we find out all about the great feast. If you were planning a great feast, what would you have on the menu?

Chapters 1-3
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Chapters 6-9
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Chapters 9 -11
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Chapters 11-13
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Chapters 14-17
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Home Learning Activities

Here are the home learning activities for this week. One document shows the English and Maths activities and the other shows the PE themed activities.

Week 4: We are learning at home!

Look at these pictures of the super work that some of you have been completing at home, well done!

Story time! The Twits (continued)

This week I will be carrying on with reading our class text ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl. It is a very funny book and I hope you are enjoying it! Day 5: Chapters 18 -21. After reading: Write a few sentences explaining what has happened in the story so far . Day 6: Chapters 22 - 25. After reading: What do you think will happen next? Do you think Muggle-Wump's plan will work? Day 7: Chapters 26- end. After reading: Write a book review. Did you like the book? How many stars would you give it out of 5? Draw your favourite part.

Chapters 18-21
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Chapters 22-25
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Chapters 26- end
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Story Time: The Twits

This term at school, our class text should have been ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl. It is a very funny book and I know you will all have loved reading it, so I will be reading you chapters of the book for you to listen to at home instead! Day 1: Chapters 1 - 5. After reading: Draw and label either Mr Twit or Mrs Twit. Day 2: Chapters 6-8. After reading: Design your own horrible meal like Mrs Twits spaghetti worms! Day 3: Chapters 9 -13. After reading: Draw Mr Twit with a thought bubble - what is he thinking when he sees Mrs Twit floating back down? Day 4: Chapters 14-17. After reading - Would you like to live in the Twits house? Give a reason.

Chapters 1-5
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Chapters 6-8
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Chapters 9-13
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Chapters 14-17
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Home Learning Activities

Here are the home learning activities for this week. One document shows the English and Maths activities and the other shows the History themed activities.

Week 3: We are learning at home!

Look at these pictures of the super work that some of you have been completing at home, well done!

Week 3 Story Time

Book 1: Traction Man is here! After reading: Can you make up your own adventure for Traction Man? Who might he save next?

Book 1: Traction Man is here!
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Easter Challenges!

Here are the Easter challenges for you to complete! You can still email me any pictures of the ones you complete!

Easter Work!

Here are pictures of school work and Easter challenges that some of you have been working hard on at home! Well done!

Easter Challenges!

Here are some of the children from our class completing the Easter Challenges!

Mohammed doing his fitness circuit and exercises!
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Year 2 Home Learning Ideas

Week 2

 

Monday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins – Write some questions you would ask your favourite book character.

Activity 2

Writing – write a letter to your best friend or your family member.

Activity 3

Maths – Complete the game ‘Bond Bubbles’ on purple mash.

Activity 4

Art/History – Research online and make a Fact File about Claude Monet.

Activity 5

Complete one of the 100 activities you can do indoors. You will find this in your home learning pack.

https://www.spreadthehappiness.co.uk/product/100-things-to-do-indoors/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins.

Go on Oxford Reading Buddy – read a book in your book band colour and answer the comprehension questions.

Activity 2

Writing – Choose 10 words from the Year 2 common exception list. Practice them using spelling games. Then write your words in a sentence.

Activity 3

Maths –  Draw the arrays for the following multiplications:

2 x 5              3 x 10                6 x 2                8 x 3               7 x 5

Activity 4

Music – Make your own musical instrument using materials you might find at home. For example, a drum or a guitar.

https://kinderart.com/art-lessons/music/easy-make-musical-instruments/

Activity 5

PE -  Choose your favourite song, choreograph a dance routine and perform it to your family.

 

Friday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins.

Perform a poem to your family. You could find one online or write your own. https://www.poetry4kids.com/

Activity 2

Writing – Write instructions explaining how you made your musical instrument. Remember to use headings, bullet points and numbered steps.

Activity 3

 Maths – Play the 'Pizza Fractions' game on the Twinkl website:
 https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/tg-ga-92-pizza-fractions-game

Activity 4

Geography – Design your own treasure map. Show features using a key such as; mountains, forests, rivers etc.

Activity 5

Computing – Sign into Purple Mash and go onto the Art tab. Click on 2paint and create a picture of something you have done this week.

Year 2: We are learning at home! Week 2

It was great to receive these lovely pictures of some of you doing your learning at home. Remember, although we are not at school we are still a team and I love hearing from you. Whether it's to show us work or just to keep in touch - Year2@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

Spot the rainbows!

Some of you at home have been making your own rainbows to put up in your windows so children can 'spot' them on their daily walks. Here are some of the ones you have created! Even Miss Horigan has made one! Have you seen any rainbows about? How many have you found?

Year 2 Story Time Week 2

Hello! I am missing our class story times so I have decided to share with you a book each day. Book 1: The Gruffalo. After listening - Draw your own creature from the deep dark wood and describe it. Book 2: A New Home For Tiger. After listening- Write 2 thought bubbles explaining what Tiger was feeling when he moved house in the first one and then how Tiger was feeling at the end of the story in the second one. Book 3: A Dinosaur Named Tiny. After listening - Make a certificate for Tiny for being so brave. Book 4: Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book. After listening - Make a poster showing your favourite book. Book 5: The Smartest Giant in Town. After listening - Design some new clothes for the giant to wear.

The Gruffalo
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A New Home For Tiger
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A Dinosaur called Tiny
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Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book
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The Smartest Giant in Town
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We are learning at home! week 2

Here are some video's of children in our class working hard at home!

Ahmed and his brother Ali
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Effie reading her book
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Harrison's Story Time

Here is Harrison telling us his story about the adventure he had on his walk!

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Thank you!

Here is Diyan giving a clap for all the NHS and key workers!

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Year 2 Story Time Week 1

Hello! I am missing our class story times so I have decided to share with you a book each day. I hope you enjoy them and even Luna has listened to today's story! Book 1: Mr Wolf and the Enormous Turnip. After listening - Could you write a letter thanking the princess for helping you? Can you make your own adventure up for Mr Wolf to have? Book 2: Some Dogs Do. After listening- What would it be like if animals could fly? You could draw a picture or write a story showing what you think it might be like. I think Luna would love to be able to fly! Book 3: Rumble in the Jungle. After listening - Can you write your own poem about an animal?

Mr Wolf and the Enormous Turnip
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Some Dogs Do
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Rumble in the Jungle
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Year 2: We are learning at home: Week 1

It was great to receive these lovely pictures of some of you doing your learning at home. Remember, although we are not at school we are still a team and I love hearing from you. Whether it's to show us work or just to keep in touch - Year2@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

Year 2 ideas for home learning

Week 1

 

Monday

Activity 1

Reading – a daily task e.g. – read independently for 20 mins and complete a story board about what happened in the story.

Activity 2

Writing – plan a sequel about Mowgli and the other characters from the Jungle Book and their adventures. Ensure your story has a beginning, middle and an end.

Activity 3

Maths – Complete an activity in your Maths homework book

Activity 4

Topic – Research online and make a Fact File about Claude Monet.

Activity 5

PE - Design your own PE circuit, have 5 activities in your circuit:

e.g. jumping jacks, running on the spot, press ups, tuck jumps, hopping from one foot to another.
 

 

Wednesday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins. Then, draw your favourite part of the story and write a sentence to explain why.

Activity 2

Writing – Now write the opening paragraph of your story about Mowgli and his adventures. Can you include the skills we have practiced like expanded noun phrases and contracted forms.

Activity 3

Maths – Practice your times tables in your exercise book or online (hit the button/daily 10). Focus on 2,3, 5, and 10 times tables.

Log on to Timestable Rockstars – can you beat your high score?

Activity 4

Topic :Science – You will notice that when light is blocked is creates a shadow. Can you create your own shadow puppets? Or maybe use your hands to create shadow people/animals?

Make shadow puppets with your hands -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz8wP2RYy64

Make shadow puppets out of materials -

http://www.planet-science.com/categories/under-11s/our-world/2012/04/make-your-own-shadow-puppets.aspx

Activity 5

PE -  Take a walk outside, a safe distance from other people, can you think of different ways of travelling?

 

 

 

Friday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins.

Complete the next page in your reading comprehension homework book.

Activity 2

Writing – Now write the next two paragraphs of your story about Mowgli and his adventures. Can you include the skills we have practiced like expanded noun phrases and contracted forms?

Activity 3

Maths – Create a tally chart of the different 2d shapes that you can find in your house.

Can you create a pictogram to present your data?

Activity 4

Topic :Art – Create a picture inspired by the works of Claude Monet. You could draw or paint your own version of one of his famous paintings.

https://www.tate.org.uk/search?q=claude+monet

Activity 5

PSHE – Make a poster about why it is important to be a good friend.

 
















 

Home Learning Activities

Here you can download our school home learning pack with live online links to many resources.

Year 2 Zumba routine!

Even Miss Horigan has been home learning! She has been doing PE and performing our class zumba routine in the garden! Can you do some PE in your garden or house? Maybe you can copy Miss Horigan on the video! It is important to keep active and healthy! If you decide to join in our Zumba or do any PE you can send pictures or video's to our class email: Year2@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

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Advice for reading at home

Your child will have been sent their home reading book home. This book is colour coded according to their reading level. If you would like to access more books you can do so online.

In your pack from school you will find a login for 'OXFORD READING BUDDY' - https://www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com/uk

When you log in, the books you can access are colour coded according to children's reading levels. Please check the colour of your child's home reading book, this will correspond with a number on the Oxford Reading Buddy website. If you are unsure of your child's reading level, please email me –
Year2@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

 

Yellow

Oxford level 3

Blue

Oxford level 4

Green

Oxford level 5

Orange

Oxford level 6

Turquoise

Oxford level 7

Purple

Oxford level 8

Gold

Oxford level 9

White

Oxford level 10


In light of the current situation, some sites are also offering free access to books online if you create an account. Have a look here:

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/#!/

I hope this helps you to continue enjoying reading whilst children are not able to access the resources in school. Thank you for your support!

 

Welcome to Year 2
 
Important information:

Physical Education
PE days are Tuesdays and Fridays and children will need their PE kits in school all week.
PE kit should consist of a navy t-shirt and navy shorts and a pair of pumps .


Reading Books
Please ensure that your child brings their reading book and reading record book everyday.
Books will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays. Please try to listen to your child reading for at least 5-10 minutes each day.
Sharing a book at bedtime or reading a story to your child will help them develop a love for reading!


Spellings
Spelling Tests take place on Fridays and new spellings will be given out on the same day. Words will be stuck/written into the children's spelling books and their test results will also be in these. Please make sure that your child looks after their book and that you check it regularly. Thank you.

Homework
Your children will be set 1 piece of homework weekly. On Tuesdays they will be given either a reading comprehension  or some Maths work. This will be completed in their homework books. These will need to be completed for the Friday.
A homework menu linked to our learning in class will also be sent out at the start of each half term. There will be six activities on this menu. Each activity will be allocated points and you and your child can choose which activities you complete.
 We also encourage parents to practise times tables with their children so that they can learn them by reciting them and know them by heart. They should practise x2, x10, x5 and x3.


and finally....
If you have any questions about Year 2 and the things we do, please come and talk to either Miss Horigan or Miss Leena.
World Book Day 2020!

We had great fun on World Book Day! We created book characters out of spoons and came dressed as our favourite book characters. Even the teachers dressed up!

Spring 2 text map: The Curious Garden

In English this half term the children will be writing a story. We will be learning a story called 'The Curious Garden' to help us! Here is our text map that we are learning.

Spring 1 text map - Kaa

In English this half term the children will be writing character descriptions. We will be learning a character description about the Jungle Book character Kaa to help us! Here is our text map that we are learning.

Hey Ewe! Christmas Play 2019

The children in Year 1 and 2 performed their Christmas Play in December to all the grown ups. They did an amazing job and made us all very proud!

DT - Fabric faces!

We used fabric pens to draw a portrait of our friends onto fabric. We think they look just like our friends! Can you guess who we had to draw?

Tinga Tinga Art

We looked at the artist Edward Tinga and created our own Tinga Tinga inspired paintings. We used the characters from the Tinga Tinga Tales that we read about in our English lessons.

World of Work Week!

We had an exciting World of Work week last week. We had visitors from the Cats Protection League, a Pilates instructor, someone from Leeds Visual Impaired Team who showed us how to braille and use a cane and an actor! We found lots out about lots of different jobs and we talked about what we would like to be when we grow up.

Newsletters

Look at what we will be doing this half term.