Dear Year 2,
I hope you and your family are keeping well. Below, you will find the learning tasks for this week. As always, please upload your learning onto Class Dojo where Miss Nina and I can see your learning and provide some feedback.
Keep up the hard work!
Miss Chanda and Miss Nina
Revise all your phonic sounds here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcqqtfr
To be able to identify ‘doing words’, or verbs, in sentences and use them in your own writing. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z8d6wnb
To understand what comprehension is and be able to write sentences and answer questions based on what text you’ve read. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zpfk3j6
Today you’ll practise your creative writing skills by taking part in the National Writing Day 24/7 writing challenge. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zg7y6g8
To understand how to correctly form one-armed robot letters and use them in your writing. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z8q3hcw
Using the book Ella Bella Ballerina and A Midsummer Night’s Dream you will learn how to find information in a text and write creatively. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6djr2p
Read for 15 minutes each day. Can you retell the story to someone in your home?
Don’t forget, if you need access to more books to have a look at Oxford Owl and register for free.
Alternatively, if you are looking for non-fiction texts, Miss Nina has found this wonderful website for you to try.
Watch one lesson per day, we will be starting to read the Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman (published by Puffin Books). We are going to be retrieving information from Chapter Three of The Firework Maker’s Daughter. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil.
Genre focus: Action Scene
Lesson 1: The Firework Maker’s Daughter: To retrieve information https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-retrieve-information-e0af6c
Lesson 2: The Firework Maker’s Daughter: To make inferences
Lesson 3: To identify and use fronted adverbials
Lesson 4: To identify the key features of an action scene
Lesson 5: To write an action scene
Please access the White Rose Maths website for the Maths lessons. We are in Summer Term – Week 10 (w/c 29th June). The accompanying video tutorials can be found here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
Prayer is one of the five pillars of Islam. This week we will be learning more about where Muslims pray. In Islam, the place of worship is called a mosque. Mosques are very special places for Muslims because it is where they are closest to Allah. Before you start, discuss with a family member what you already know about mosques.
Watch this video clip to learn more about mosques and Friday prayer. Then, answer the questions below.
Open the RE document to help you: Why are mosques important?
- Why do you think Muslims believe it is important to attend a mosque?
- How do you show respect when visiting a mosque?
- What direction must Muslims face when praying?
How is a mosque similar or different from another place of worship?
Have a go at designing your own mosque!
What important rooms will you have to include in the mosque?
Use the slides to remind you of the important features you must have in the mosque.
Follow this link to see a virtual tour of a mosque. This will help you design your own.
The famous scientist you are learning about this week is Rachel Carson. She was a marine biologist. A marine biologist is someone who studies the ocean. Open the support document to learn about her discoveries.
Answer these questions:
- What kind of scientist was Rachel Carson?
- What did Rachel Carson discover about the ocean?
- What did Rachel Carson discover about pesticides?
Open this link to see a video of Miss Nina explaining how to do your science experiment this week! Can you record yourself doing the experiment and post it onto Class Dojo?
Explain why you think it is important to protect the world’s oceans and keep them clean?
We are moving away from air travel this week and will be learning more about how trains have changed! The Rainhill Trials were a test to see which locomotive was the fastest. Open the history document to learn more.
Please go through the document and answer the questions at the end.
- Make a comparison between the first trains and modern trains.
Answer these questions:
- Why are the Rainhill Trials remembered?
- What are modern trains used for?
1. Do you think railways would have still developed if the Rainhill Trials had not taken place?
2. Why are trains better to travel with than cars?
What can you do this week to be a little kinder to the people in your life?
- Write a story about kindness
- Draw a picture about kindness
- Create a kindness poem
Something you may have noticed in our RE learning is that many of the mosques have beautiful patterns on the inside.
Can you make your own patterns?
Be creative with the material you use, maybe you can use paint, or coloured pencil, or even grass and leaves!
Follow this link for some ideas:
As always, please remember to upload a photo on to class dojo!
See if you can take some time to go for a walk in the sun!
What does the sun feel like on your skin? Does it make you happy? What do you think about in the sun?
Draw a picture of a sunny day!