Hi Year 2,
We hope you are all doing ok and are finding lots of books to read and interesting things to do. Remember your timetables you made I hope you are using them and finding them useful.
If we were at school, we would have been learning about standard measurement such as metres and centimetres, litres and millilitres, kilograms and grams. I have put a knowledge organiser in the folder for your information to see what the children have to learn.
There are activities that we have uploaded on the website that you can see on your computer and maybe print off. You do not need to print stuff off if you don’t wish to.
There is a folder for measuring length with a 30cm ruler at home which should be easy to manage. There are also some activities on reading scales for capacity. You could do some cooking and that would cover understanding of kilograms and grams or weighing different items of fruit and veg. There are activities that we have uploaded on the website that you can see on your computer and maybe print off. Remember you do not need to print stuff off if you don’t wish to.
Practice lots on telling the time – o’clock, half an hour, quarter past and quarter to and five minutes as part of your daily routine.
There is a folder with activities for the children to do daily which link to writing the children can do at home. Remember, children can also practice their spelling and their handwriting at this time making sure their lower case letters are half the line size and they have clear ascenders and descenders.
Reading is so important. Read to a relative or a friend over FaceTime – they would love it.
Another task you could do is to design a poster to promote the book you have read. If you photograph it and post it on Twitter or Facebook, you can earn your class a marble! It needs to persuade everyone to read it so include what age range, who might like it and what roughly it is about. Do not give away the whole plot. If your parents are not on Facebook or Twitter send to the school email and we’ll upload for you.
Last term we were learning about plants hence the reason why your child brought home a seed and a bulb to grow. There are activities provided to follow up on this learning in the document year 2 plants learning from home.
In term 5 (after Easter) we would have been learning about animals and their habitat.
This learning is to:
Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other.
Here is an interactive activity for this https://368.stem.org.uk/Human%20and%20Animal%20Habitats/page/modules/habitats2.html
Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats. There are activities in the folder named local habitats
Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.
Here is a video to explain this
The next two weeks are the Easter Holidays. Even if you are only doing a small amount of work, then you are doing amazing!
Parents- be kind to yourself. None of us in school are expecting you to be able to do it all. Pick and choose what works for you.
Keep safe and well
The Year 2 team.