Year 2

Week Starting 03 May 2020

Hello Year 2!

Welcome to week 3 of our summer term home learning.  We hope you enjoyed last week’s activities and are raring to go this week.  A new email has been set up for sending photos so that they come directly to the year 2 team. Please now send all photos and updates to yr2@pegasusacademytrust.org, we can’t wait to see all your brilliant work!  There is a full update on communications in another post by Mr. Roberts here.

This week, in literacy we are working around the book ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes, if you haven’t heard your teachers reading the story chapter by chapter then click here and here to listen. In maths we are looking at statistics including: tally charts, pictograms and block graphs.  Ramadan has arrived for Muslims around the world so we have set some RE work learning all about what happens during Ramadan and why it is so important to Muslims. In science, we are asking you take a nature walk, this could around you garden or as apart of your daily exercise. On the walk we want you to find some plants that you would like to dissect.

We love stories in Year 2, so continuing to enjoy reading together, this week Mr Staniforth and Miss Rolfe share the beginning of ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl with you.  This is a story some of you will already be familiar with.  Hopefully you will enjoy listening, looking at the illustrations and laughing along with the story.

Being an academy comprising of 5 schools means we have multiple music teachers who have recorded and planned lots of exciting music lessons for you. Please check out the extra activities section for information and links on music lessons you can take part in this week.  Try to do music more than once a week- music is good for your soul.  Remember weekly videos are uploaded to the music youtube page Jam Bus Online.

Keeping active is so important during this time at home, the weather has turned and you might not get outside as much so we’ve given you some ideas of ways to keep active indoors.  This week why don’t you try some of fun Go Noodle dances and workouts, they even have some videos for rainy days!  Pick your favourite tune and rock out in your living room or choose a breathing activity if you want to help calm yourself down.  Check out extra activities for more.

This week we only have four days of learning because Friday 8th May is a special bank holiday.  On Friday Britain will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day when the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe.  If things had gone as planned there would have been lots of street parties and celebrations, unfortunately they have all been cancelled or postponed but that does not mean you can’t have a tea party or celebrations in your house with your family.  The whole Pegasus Trust challenge this week is linked with celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day and everyone is being asked to make some ‘Great British Bunting’. Check out Thursday’s learning for links to videos and more information.

Below is a timetable of this week’s learning:

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Monday Literacy– Build your own Iron Man Maths– Tally charts RE– Ramadan
Tuesday Science– Taking a nature walk and dissecting a plant Literacy– Iron Man adjectives Maths– Pictograms
Wednesday Literacy– Iron Man description Maths– Block Graphs Art– Seaside art
Thursday Literacy– A menu fit for the Iron Man Maths– Miss Cashmiri’s challenges Pegasus Trust Challenge– BBC VE day ‘Great British Bunting’
Friday BANK HOLIDAY BANK HOLIDAY BANK HOLIDAY

Remember to keep safe, stay indoors and be kind to each other.

The Year 2 Team

Monday

Literacy – Hopefully you’ve had a listen to your teachers reading the story ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes, if not follow the links above to get to the videos.  Now watch this animated video  showing the how Iron Man may have looked and moved. Your challenge today is to make a model of Iron Man using recycled objects. What do you think he would look like? What materials will you use to create him?  Remember- there is no right way, it is your model and your ideas so get creative! Below are some ideas of what your model could look like:

Maths – Today we are looking at tally charts.  Firstly watch this video of Miss Cashmiri talking you through what tally charts are and how to use them.

Now watch this video and then complete the sheet below named ‘Tally Charts’.

RE– Ramadan has arrived for Muslims and it is a very special time for them.  This week we will be learning about what Ramadan is and what Ramadan means to Muslims. Watch this video all about Ramadan and then complete the sheet below named ‘What happens during Ramadan’.

Tuesday

Science – This week, we are continuing with our topics of ‘Plants’. We are asking you go on a nature walk, this could be around your garden or a walk to park as part of your daily exercise.  Whilst on your walk we are asking you to pick some plants that catch your eye and you would like to dissect (cut up). Have a look at the worksheet below named ‘Nature walk and plant dissecting’ which has lots of videos and photos of examples on how to dissect your plant.  We have also uploaded some plant riddles for you to solve! Do you dare to tackle these riddles?

Literacy – Watch the video below for a lesson with Mrs. Sullivan on writing good sentences to describe Iron Man.

If you would like to read or re-read chapter 1 click here.

Maths – Today we are learning about pictograms.  Listen to Miss Cashmiri tell you all about what pictograms are and how to use them.

Now watch this video and the have a go at the sheet below named ‘Pictogram’.

Wednesday

Literacy- Today you will be writing a short character description of Iron Man.  Hopefully you have kept your hard work from yesterday and you already have a list of brilliant adjectives and maybe even one or two amazing sentences you can use in your writing.  When your writing your description of Iron Man have a think about these key questions:

  • What does Iron Man look like?
  • How does he move?
  • Where might you find him? What might he be doing?
  • How does he talk? What might he say?
  • What is he like as a robot? Should we be scared of him?

When you have finished don’t forget to read it aloud and check for mistakes.  Why not draw a picture of him?

Maths – Today, we are learning about block graphs, you may have used or seen these before, they are very useful and help us organise information.  Watch this video and then have a go at the sheet below in the downloads section named ‘Block Graphs’.

Art – We are learning about seasides in the past and present.  It’s time to get creative! We would like you to draw a seaside picture, this could be a picture of the beach with the sand and sea, it could be a picture of under the water or it could be a seaside scene with a cove and cliffs. You can use whatever you want or have at home to draw this picture – paints, chalk, chalk and water, crayons or even a collage using paper and/or fabrics. The decision is yours! Have a look at the sheet below for some inspiration.

Thursday

Literacy – Now Iron Man is not your average robot, he is very particular when it comes to what he likes to eat – metal, metal, metal and more metal.  Re-read chapter 2 of ‘The Iron Man’. It seems to me that Iron Man has become rather hungry and the townspeople are not very happy about him eating all their trucks and tractors.  Your task today is to design a menu for Iron Man so he can stop destroying everything. You better be quick I think he is about to eat Farmer Joe’s tractor! Think about adjectives you could use to describe the different metal objects, Ted Hughes uses lots in the story so go back and search for adjectives he used if you get stuck. He will need a starter, main, dessert and drink so you better get thinking. If you get stuck just think of your favourite food and make it suitable for Iron Man for example, if your favourite drink is banana milkshake then Iron Man could drink an oily, greasy milkshake to help him stop squeaking!

Below is a picture with some ideas of what he could eat to get you started:

Maths- Miss Cashmiri has set some maths challenges.  Have a go by clicking on the document below.

Pegasus Trust Challenge – On Friday 8th May 2020 Britain will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day when the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe.  If things had gone to plan there would have been lots of street parties and celebrations, unfortunately they have all been cancelled or postponed but that does not mean you can’t have a tea party or celebrations in your house with your family.  The whole Pegasus Trust challenge this week is linked with celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day and everyone is being asked to make some ‘Great British Bunting’. Watch this short film which explains what VE Day was and the events the led to the end of the war.  After click here and watch a video on how to make your own bunting.

Friday

Bank holiday – no activities today

Extra Activities

Music with Miss Freeman-

Singing assembly – One Moment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5C_5YfsgAI&t=1s

Music LessonPractice call and response rhythms with Miss Freeman and play ‘Don’t Clap it Back’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KEuHgFVo0Y&t=22s
Then, go to the website http://www.charanga.com/ and log on to the student section using the following details: Username: p697846 Password: robin

Click on the unit called ‘Friendship Song’ and listen to the song ‘That’s what Friends are For’ then use the questions to help you talk about the music. Next, click on ‘Warm up Games’ and complete challenge 2. Finally have a go at learning verse 3 of the Friendship song and practice singing the song so far.
Extra-Why not make a homemade orchestra like Mr Santos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRL3WiH9c28

Music with Ms. Quick – Have a sing along with Ms Quick here: https://my.uso.im/mydrive/2941668497a444f591bd1b629219ba8b/Sing-a-Rainbow

PE – check out the document in the downloads section called ‘Active counting task’ for PE activities you can do indoors that also involve some fun maths.

Published on 3rd May, 2020

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