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Welcome to our Year 2 page!

Here you will find lots of home learning activities to support you and your family during the school closure.

 

Well done to Hazel, Evangeline, Jonas, Kayleigh-Ann, Robert, Mia, Talullah, Lucy, Kelsie, Leo, Phoebe, Raavi and Ryan

 for logging onto Times Tables Rock Stars this week!

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If you have any queries or would like to share your home learning, please email Miss Trigg and Mr Patten at 'year2@cherrytree-pri.essex.sch.uk'.

We will monitor this account regularly and do our best to respond to any queries.

Guided Home Learning 

9.00am - P.E. with Joe WIcks - https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

 

10.00am - Maths - White Rose Maths - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

                             (Although these activities can be accessed at any time, if you have twitter, you can join in the                                     interactive maths element by tweeting you child's answers)

               or

                              Join Carol Vorderman on her website offering a free sign up during the school closure -                                       www.themathsfactor.com

 

11.00am - English - The Shed School - Live Mon-Fri on Facebook live. Log in to Facebook and search 'The Shed                                          School.'

                               Listen to another section of a David Walliams book, read by David himself -                                                            https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

12.00pm - Lunch - Cooking with Jamie Oliver (and his son!) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eJLA2RlZNq4&list=PLcpoB2VESJme7lSxXEcXyVtFPsMI78lcL

 

1.00pm - Music - Music with Myleen Klass -                                                                                                                                                        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065

 

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

 

3.30pm (Tuesdays and Fridays)  - Gymnastics with Max Whitlock - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu-rJFVlr7ZAZ0en3RRALPw

 

 

Problem Solving Challenges

Scavenger Hunts

Maths

'White Rose Maths' is the scheme we use to teach maths. Follow the link below to access lesson video tutorials and activities to go along with these videos - these have been specially designed for use at home. Before the closure, we were due to finish teaching 'Time' and move on to teaching fractions, so lessons about fractions have not been taught yet. It is important that the children continue to learn maths at the same rate that they would if school was open so please try to access these lessons. If you are struggling with any aspect of this, please email us to see if we can point you in the right direction!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

Writing

Creative Writing

Using the picture above, write a letter or a story about the characters and the adventures that might happy. Remember to use describing words and joining words to make your story/letter better. Please send an email of your letter or story to Miss Trigg and Mr Patten - year2@cherrytree-pri.essex.sch.uk

Phonics

'Phonics Play' - Use this website to support your child with their spellings, writing and language. Phase 5 is the phase most Year 2 children will be working on. 

https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Username: march20

Password: home

 

Spelling

Each week, there will be a different pattern to practise. These sheets are from Twinkl. We have decided to use these rather than our usual sheet because it has a teaching powerpoint and activities alongside the spellings. The spellings that the children are usually set are based on 'Support for Spelling' lessons taught in school By using the Twinkl sheets, you will be able to show the children the rules/patterns so that the children can apply their learning to a wider range of words than are being tested each week. 

 

How to use:

1. Explore the powerpoint together. 

2. Discuss the rule/pattern in the words for this week.

3. Complete the look, cover, write, check daily. 

4. Use the word search to engage with the spellings further. 

5. Test the children at the end of the week. If they have spelt all words correctly - well done! Let us know by email us and we will celebrate this together. If some spellings are incorrect, look at these together and work out why they are incorrect. 

Reading

Remember, it is important to read to an adult or older sibling every day at home, as well as practising number bonds and times tables. If you would like help with this, please ask.

Read Aloud - Listen to authors, actors and astronauts read books aloud to your children:

  • Oliver Jeffers - Via Instagram, this author will be reading books aloud every evening at 6pm.
  • Josh Gad - Via Twitter, this actor (the voice of Olaf!) will be reading books aloud every day.  https://twitter.com/joshgad
  • Story Time from Space - A great website with astronauts telling stories to children in space. https://storytimefromspace.com/a-moon-of-my-own-2/  https://storytimefromspace.com/stories/the-incredible-intergalactic-journey-home/
  • Also trending on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube - #OperationStoryTime

 

Science

Once you have used all of the links above, you could carry out your own investigation. Redo the investigation in the link above in real life using a toy car, train, bus or any other toy you have at home.

How to structure your scientific investigation:

  • First, write a prediction - what do you think will happen? 
  • Next, write a method - How will you test to find the answer to your question?
  • Then, carry out the investigation. 
  • Finally, write your results - What did you find out? 

Science Investigations

Science Investigations  1

History

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Physical Education

Joe Wicks - 'The Body Coach' provides 5-8min children's workouts to do at home to support the learning of PE. Joe will also be leading live workouts at 9am every weekday morning on his YouTube channel. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w&list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvPHOpzoEk5onAEbq40g2-k 

Religious Education

Computing 

Additional websites with free resources

Just copy and paste the websites into your browser. 

  • Times Tables Rock Stars - On Times Tables Rock Stars, the children play games to practise their quick recall skills, have battles, challenge their friends and even challenge teachers! They have learnt multiplication and division facts for the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables and some children have also worked on the 4, 6 and 8 times tables as well. The coins earned in the game are used to make changes to their rock avatar.  Your child's login details are in their Reading Record. If not please contact us via the Year 2 email address at the top of this page to gain access. https://play.ttrockstars.com/
  • Hit the button -  A maths game that can be used for practising quick mental recall of number bonds, doubles, halves, multiplication and division facts. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button/ 
  • Pobble365 -This website is great for children to become creative. The pictures can be used for discussions, stories, comprehension and more! Click a picture that interests your child and follow some of the activity ideas...or create your own! http://www.pobble365.com/
  • National Literacy Trust - This website has some great tips, apps and ideas to support your child with their learning at home. https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/5-8/

UFO Collision

UFO Crash Landing

Still image for this video
Sunday afternoon, something crashed outside Year 2 Owls and Squirrels. We are unsure what it could possibly be, so we have investigated the area. We have thought about words to describe this event.
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