Friday 22nd May 2020
Miss Howes’ and Miss Rowland’s Message of Kindness
Wow – it has been such a long time since we last saw you all! We hope you and your families are all okay and happy at home. We just wanted to say that we miss you all so much and we can’t wait to see your smiling faces again soon! We are super proud of you for all of the amazing work you are doing at home - you are all absolute superstars!
Lots of love,
Miss Howes and Miss Rowland
Start your day with a Go Noodle guided dance!
Miss Walker’s and Miss Howes’ Groups: Follow the link to open the extract from ‘Cyril and Pat’ by Emily Gravett.
Listen to the clip or read the extracts to your grown up. Then complete activities 1 and 2 in your home learning book. Remember to go back and use the text to help you find your answers!
Miss Rowland’s Group: For reading today, we would like you to read the story 'Owl Babies'. Remember to use your sounds to help you read!
Once you have finished reading the story, complete the questions below to see what you can remember! Owl Babies Comprehension
Miss Upton's, Mrs Hussain's and Miss Potter's Groups: Today we would like you to listen to the author Ed Vere read his story 'How to be a Lion'.
Imagine that you are a lion. What type of lion would you be? Write some sentences to describe the type of lion you would be.
Today is your final day on this week’s topic of ‘Kindness’.
Your first task today is to fill in your ‘Kindness’ Diary. If you haven’t carried out your act for today, do that now! Don’t forget to plan out what you are going to do over the weekend too.
Now follow the link to watch the video ’20 Random Acts of Kindness’. Can you spot all of the kind things that are mentioned in the video?
Today we would like you to write an acrostic poem about Kindness. Follow the link to see Miss Rowland’s example.
Now it is your turn! Use everything you have looked at this week and try to put your ideas into an acrostic poem.
Remember, when you have finished, take a photograph and send it to Y2@mostonlane.mancheter.sch.uk. We really want to see your Kindness acrostics!
Miss Rowland’s and Miss Higgins’ Groups: Today is the last day on time. You have worked really hard on the different sections of time over the last two weeks and we are so impressed! Time is such a tricky concept to try and understand.
Today you are going to be given a time quiz to try and complete - follow the link to open it. There are 15 questions so write numbers 1-15 in your home learning book and have a go. It is a bit of fun to see if you can remember everything we have worked on over the last two weeks! Good luck and have fun!
Miss Howes’ and Miss Walker’s Groups: This week we have been looking at measuring the length and height of objects. Today we would like you to have a deeper look at measuring using centimetres and metres.
Follow the link and watch the video lesson. When the video tells you to pause the video, press pause and have a look at the screen with your grown up.
Now have a go at completing your activity by clicking on the link. Your job is going to be looking for objects around your house which you think are taller than one metre and shorter than one metre.
Today we are going to have a go at some Art! We would like to have a go at creating some art using natural materials (things you might find outside) and some recycled materials. You will find everything you need to know in this video.
We can’t wait to see your creations so remember to send them to Y2@mostonlane.manchester.sch.uk!
Check in with Mo Willems and have a go at his Daily Doodle!
Thursday 21st May 2020
Get active with Joe Wicks this morning! Follow the link and get going!
Miss Walker's and Miss Howes' Groups: Yesterday you read the story 'East of the Sun, West of the Moon'. Today, your job is to answer the questions below.
- How did Astrid break her promise?
- Why did Astrid go to look for Long Nose?
- Turn to page 18. Read the sentence "I do" hissed the East Wind. Think about why the author used the word 'hissed'. What other words could we use to describe the wind?
Now complete the 'Play' activities 1 and 2!
Miss Rowland's Group: Today I would like you to click on the link that takes you to ‘The Tale of Tom Kitten’ by Beatrix Potter. Find a comfy spot to listen to the story.
Once you have finished listening to the story, go and tell your grown up ‘The Tale of Tom Kitten’ in your own words. Has anyone in your house ever read this story before?
Now open your worksheet and complete the activities by finishing off the sentences. Write the full completed sentences neatly in your home learning book.
Miss Upton's, Mrs Hussain's and Miss Potter's Groups: For reading today, we would like you to visit BBC Bitesize again. Today, Dianne Buswell is reading a story called 'Funnybones'. Whilst you listen to her read the book, think about whether the skeletons are working together to solve problems!
Once you have finished listening to the story, complete 'Activity 3' and think about new ways that the skeletons could scare each other.
Today we are going to continue with our topic of ‘Kindness’. Your first task today is to read the story ‘Kindness is Cooler Mrs Ruler’ by Margery Cuyler. As you listen to the story, write down any acts of kindness you hear. How many acts of kindness did you write down?
Today we are going to think about how important it is to be kind to yourself as well as to other people! Follow the link to open today's worksheet. Your job is to fill in the hearts with things you could do for yourself to make yourself feel good. Think about things you could do for your body and for your mind.
Miss Rowland's and Miss Higgins' Groups: Today we are going to continue looking at time but today focusing on days of the week and months of the year. Here are some questions, have a go at answering them in your home learning book or telling the answers to a grown up in your house:
- Do you know how many days there are in a week?
- Do you know the order of the days of the week?
- How many days are tthe weekend?
- Which days are weekend days?
- Do you know the months of the year?
- How many months are there in a year?
Complete the worksheet to show your understanding of the days of the week and months of the year.
Have a sing along with ‘The Singing Walrus’ to finish your Maths today, click on the links and sing along!
Miss Howes' and Miss Walker's Groups: Last week we looked at some 2D shapes. Remember that these are flat shapes with one face. Today, we are going to look at 3D shapes - shapes with more than one face!
Log in to Espresso using the login details in your home learning book. Now follow these steps to find your activity: Key Stage 1 - Maths - Geometry - Videos. Now watch the video 'Guess the 3D Shape' and join in with Tom and Ruby's game.
Now go back and click on 'Activities'. Your activities for today are 'Name the 3D Shape' and 'Properties of 3D Shapes'.
As you know, this week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is kindness! We hope you have been keeping up your 'Kindness Diary'. Today, we are going to give you an idea of what you could put in your diary because we would like you to send a 'Message of Kindness' to somebody. It could be to a friend, family member, neighbour or teacher and could be a written message, a text or an email.
As you are writing your message, think about this...
We would love to post some of your Messages of Kindness on our Year 2 page, so when you have created your message make sure you send a picture to us. We can't wait to share all of the kindness Year 2 has to give!
When you need a brain break today, follow the link and choose one of Jamie's Yoga Brain Breaks!
Remember to send us any work you are super proud of. We love seeing your work!
Wednesday 20th May 2020
Follow the link for today's Moana-themed yoga with Jamie!
Miss Walker's and Miss Howes' Groups: Today we are going to read a book called 'East of the Sun, West of the Moon'. Log in to Oxford Owl and search for the book.
Before you begin, have a look at the front cover and complete these sentences verbally to your grown up:
There are a few words in this story which might be a little tricky when you are reading it. Let's have a look at those words first:
Sound these words out and think about what they mean. If you don't know, ask your grown up.
Now have a go at reading the story!
Miss Rowland's Group: Log in to Oxford Owl and find the story 'Attack of the Centipede'.
Turn to the inside cover of the book and read the ‘Challenge Words’. If you do not know the meanings of some of these words (some are rather tricky) give them a ‘Kiddle’ search or ask a grown up.
Now I would like you to read the book, taking it in turns to read a page each with someone in your house.
Finally, complete ‘Play Activity 1’ and ‘Play Activity 2’.
Miss Upton's, Mrs Hussain's and Miss Potter's Groups: Today, we would like you to follow the link to BBC Bitesize and listen to the story of 'Cyril and Pat'. Listen carefully to the story and complete 'Activity 1' when you have finished reading.
It is Wednesday, which means it is ‘Handwriting’ day! This week we are going to focus on the letters h, a, b, r.
For each letter, watch the video, write a line of the letter and then a line of the word in your home learning book or on lined paper.
h - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5O-WtwwRfc - hard
a - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1nnOO2OFVI - apple
b - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf41qclTZlc - baby
- Take it slowly - we can tell when you rush!
- Use your finger to make sure your spaces are the right size.
- Try joining (but only after your letters are perfect)
Miss Rowland's and Miss Higgins' Groups: Today we are going to continue to look at time intervals.
First of all, I need you to look back at the questions you answered yesterday. Watch this video and compare your answers, did you get them all correct? Did you spot the one mistake in the video?
Have a go this worksheet we have created where you are asked to order different sequences of time. Use your answers to the questions from yesterday to help you.
Miss Howes' and Miss Walker's Groups: Follow the link and watch the video 'Lesson 3 - Measure Length (2)'. When it says 'Have a go', pause the video and have a go at the activity in your home learning book!
Now follow the link to open today's worksheet.
Today, we are going to do some Science mixed with Art and DT! So far this term we have had a look at different habitats. Can you remember what a habitat is? Watch this video to remind yourself!
Choose one and have a think about the type of place they would like to live in. Then we would like you to have a go at creating a habitat for them using things you can find outside or in your home!
- Will your creature need some shelter to protect them?
- Will they need a pool of water to swim in or drink from?
- Will they need to be near flowers and plants?
- Do they like it to be dark and cold? Or light and warm?
Now have a look at these examples.
Have fun creating your habitats and remember we would love to see some photographs of your creations!
Today we would like you to choose your own brain break! You could do some colouring in, practice your mindfulness or yoga with Jamie, you could do a doodle, do a dance or listen to some music!
Have a fantastic Wednesday and remember...
Tuesday 19th May 2020
Get active with Joe Wicks this morning! Follow the link and find a space to get moving in!
Miss Walker's and Miss Howes' Groups: Follow the link to the story 'Cake'.
Watch the first video and then think about these questions:
- What does Cake receive at the start of the extract?
- Has Cake ever been to a party before?
- What does Fish suggest to Cake?
Now watch the second video and think about these questions:
- How is Cake feeling on his way to the party?
- What happens when Cake gets to the party?
Then have a go at the 'Activities 1 and 2' in your home learning book!
Miss Rowland's Group: Today I would like you to log on to Oxford Owl using the log in details we put inside your home learning book (if you struggle to log in, send me an email and I can resend the details). Once you have logged in, search for the book ‘Tiger’s Discovery’.
- Turn to the inside cover of the book and read the ‘Challenge words’ to a grown up and explain what these words mean.
- Then it is your turn to read through the book, with a grown up if you can.
- Finally, complete ‘Play Activity 1’ and ‘Play Activity 2’ in the tabs above the book.
Miss Upton's, Mrs Hussain's and Miss Potter's Groups: Today we would like you to have a go at reading your story to your grown up. Log in to Oxford Owl and find the story 'We can play!' There are lots of sounds in this story that you have already learned and some red words which might be a little bit trickier.
Take it slowly and remember to ask your grown up for help if you need it! Try your best and enjoy the story!
Today we are going to continue this week’s topic ‘Kindness’. To start, we want you to watch this video that explains the importance of being kind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCCb85TgeEU
This week, we would like you to create your own ‘Kindness’ Diary. Follow the link to show you what this would look like. You can either print out this diary or create your own with the help of an adult in your home learning book. You saw some ideas in the Kindness Power Point yesterday and you drew/wrote about some kindness acts you could carry out at home. Here are some more ideas for things you could do at home to be kind. You need to make sure you are doing at least one a day this week!
After creating your kindness diary, go and carry out today’s act of Kindness! We hope you make someone’s day or make them smile, have fun!
Miss Rowland's and Miss Higgins' Groups: In our maths group today we are going to look at ordering different sequences of time. Can you answer these questions and write your answers in your home learning book? You need to have a go at these as we are going to check your answers in tomorrow’s work. If you are not sure of the answers, ask a grown up in your house to help, use Kiddle to help you research the answers or just try your best!
How many seconds are there in one minute? How many minutes are in an hour? How many hours are there in a day? How many days are there in a week? What is the special name we give for two weeks? What is the special name for four weeks? How many days are there in a year? If you want an extra tricky challenge, try these: What is a decade? What is a century?
Miss Howes' and Miss Walker's Groups: Follow the link and watch the video 'Lesson 2 - Measure Length (1)' When it says 'Have a go', pause the video and have a go at the activity in your home learning book!
Now we would like you to have a go at measuring some objects around the house using household objects. You could use building blocks, pieces of pasta or toys (but remember they must all be the same size!). Have a look at these pictures for some ideas: