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Wilthorpe Primary School Aim high and never give up

Year 2

Welcome parents and carers of Lunar and Comet class,

 

We hope you are enjoying the tasks set so far. The feedback from parents has been great to hear and we love seeing all of your work posted on the Twitter page and emailed into school. We will continue setting daily activities for Reading, Writing and Maths. We have compiled some documents to support with these activities which you will find underneath the subheadings for each day. However, if your child is finding them difficult please feel free to take at look at the Year 1 page for alternative work. 

 

If you have any questions or are struggling with any of the tasks, the Year 2 twitter feed is checked daily. You could send your question on there or alternatively email the school's parent email address. 

Week Commencing 13/7/20- Learning Plan

 

 

 

Week Commencing 6/7/20- Learning Plan

Topic Work- Memories of Year 2
Mrs Bessell and Mrs Hall would like you to think back over the year to all we have done together in Comet and Lunar classes. Which things did you enjoy the most and why?


Here are some to jog your memory…
 Learning about the animals and people of Africa
 Designing and making rain makers and African masks
 Tom and Barbara (and their mouse!) coming to talk to us and show photos from  Uganda
 Our visit to the Fire Museum in Sheffield (in all that rain!)
 Our Great Fire of London day – weaving, chalk pictures, tasting parmesan cheese and wine (pretend of course!) and writing with feathers and ink, just like Samuel Pepys
 The Christmas nativity play ‘It’s a Baby!’
 Learning about the people and animals in Antarctica and the Arctic (brr!)
 Visiting the Yorkshire Wildlife Park to meet the polar bears and other animals
 Our Arctic sharing assembly (which sadly couldn’t be performed to Comet parents)
 Thursdays’ singing with Mr Taylor (yay!)
 Making smoothies with Mrs Holmes and Miss Ward (Mmm!)
 Outdoor Learning – making homes for mini beasts, learning all about nature, creating natural patterns and pictures, crate games, team work, and, of course, toasting marshmallows (yum!)


I’m sure you’ll agree we’ve shared some really great times together and it’s such a pity that we didn’t get to do more in the summer term.


Draw a picture of your favourite memory from Year 2. Write about it, explaining why you enjoyed it.


We’d love to see your favourites on Twitter or email them to us at school.


Thank you for all your hard work, both at school and at home.

Week Commencing 29/6/20- Learning Plan

Whole School Topic on our 5 school values – kindness, determination, independence, respect and pride.  
 
5. Pride

We would like you to start by listening to the song ‘Proud’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4szP49_HKE) Have a sing along and think about a time when you have felt proud of yourself.  You can feel pride for so many things. It could be an achievement in school or outside of school. It might be something that makes you unique or different to others that you are proud of. 
 
Task

Think of an achievement outside of school. This could be something like swimming levels, gymnastics, playing a musical instrument or football. Write about your achievement on a star (template available below) and send us a picture!

Week Commencing 22/6/20- Learning Plan

Whole School Topic on our 5 school values – kindness, determination, independence, respect and pride.


4. Respect
This week is all about respect. To show you have respect for something or someone, you would be showing thoughtful, caring and polite behaviours. For example, saying please and thank you, holding a door open for someone, not interrupting a person when they are talking, or putting litter in a bin.


Take a look at the picture cards showing different scenarios of respect, and talk about which ones you do already.


Talk together about how you might show respect (or be respectful) to:
1. Yourself
2. Other people
3. The environment
4. Our school


Challenge: Draw pictures or create a poster to show how we can all be more respectful.

Week Commencing 15/6/20- Learning Plan

Whole School Topic on our 5 school values – kindness, determination, independence, respect and pride.

 

3. Independence

 

This week is all about independence. Independence is when you do things on your own, even if you find them a little bit tricky. When you do something on your own you feel very proud when you have completed it.

 

Independence Bingo!

Below is a link to a list of independent tasks. Your challenge is to complete as many as you can this week and mark them off on the Bingo sheet. Send us a photo at the end of the week to show how many you have managed to do.

 

Week Commencing 8/6/20- Learning Plan

Whole School Topic on our 5 school values – kindness, determination, independence, respect and pride.

2. Determination
This week we would like you to think about determination and what it means to be determined to do something. Read the different scenarios below and think about what you would do in this position.
I am learning to ride a bike and I fall off the first few times, should I give up?
I am running in a race and somebody is in front of me, should I stop and turn around without finishing?
I am learning a dance routine and forget some of the moves, should I sit down and watch TV instead?
I am learning to read and find it difficult, should I stop trying and never read anything?
I am practising my cursive handwriting and struggle to do certain letters, should I forget about it and not write using cursive handwriting?
The answer to all of these questions should be, no! If you want to do something new or set yourself a goal and it is difficult to achieve, that doesn’t mean you should stop trying and give up. If you are determined to do something and persevere you can achieve anything.


Task:
If you have the story at home ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ read this together with an adult or sibling. If you don’t have this book you can watch a video of it being read here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UNRduYI_04
How is Gerald showing determination in this story?
How does he feel when he leaves the party? Why?
How does he feel at the end of the story?
If you were the cricket, what advice would you have given Gerald?


Challenge:

Think of a time when you showed determination and think about how you felt when you achieved what you set out to do. Share your experience with us through the twitter page or parent email address.

Week Commencing 1/6/20- Learning Plan

Whole School Topic on our 5 school values – kindness, determination, independence, respect and pride.


1. Kindness
Think about the weeks you have spent at home. In what ways have people shown kindness to one another, either within your own house and family, or things you may have seen on the news? For example, washing up for your grown-ups or clapping for the NHS on Thursday evenings.


TASK:
You can choose to pick one to draw a picture of, or write a list of many different ones. You may even want to write a ‘thank you’ letter to someone who has been kind to you.
Please share these on the school Twitter feed or email them to school so we can see the wonderful ways in which you have all shown kindness through this difficult time.


CHALLENGE:
As well as learning about Wilthorpe’s 5 values, in school we also learn about British Values, one of them being tolerance, which means accepting the differences of other people. Being tolerant means showing respect for another person’s different beliefs, religion, opinion, age, skin colour and gender. This links very well together with
kindness.
Take a look at the 5 picture cards. Read the captions and discuss together whether each action shows tolerance or not. Talk together about the different ways people in your house are tolerant with each other (or not!).

Week Commencing 18/05/20- Learning Plan

Thursday

Topic- Into the Darkness (Nocturnal Animals)


You have all been doing fantastically well with the topic work so far. Please keep sending us your work on Twitter (it is easier for us as teachers to access this and respond directly) or the parents email address. 

 

This week we are going to look at food chains. Your first job is to watch the BBC video clip to learn about food chains by following the link below.

Then you are going to have a go at making your own ‘chain’ using paper strips. Decorate each strip with a picture of one part of the food chain. Then, attach them together in the correct order (e.g. sun, flower, caterpillar, bird, fox). See the photo below for an example of how this may look.

 

Week Commencing 11/05/20- Learning Plan

Topic- Into the Darkness (Nocturnal Animals)
You have all been doing fantastically with the topic work so far. Please keep sending us your work on Twitter (it is easier for us as teachers to access this and respond directly) or the parents email address. 

This week we would like you to complete a repeating pattern activity. There are three different ones you can choose from in the document below. You could even try and create one of your own. Be as creative as can be!

Week Commencing 04/05/20- Learning Plan

Topic- Into the Darkness (Nocturnal Animals)
You have all been doing fantastically with the topic work so far. Please keep sending us your work on Twitter (it is easier for us as teachers to access this and respond directly) or the parents email address. 

This week we would like you to complete a sorting activity. Cut and sort the pictures of animals into two groups- nocturnal (active at night) or diurnal (active in the day). Alternatively, draw the pictures into the two groups on a piece of paper.

Can you think of any which might go in both groups?

Week Commencing 27.4.20- Learning Plan

Topic- Into the Darkness (Nocturnal Animals)
This week you need to find out where some of the world’s nocturnal animals live. Then, draw them in the correct places on the world map (see below).
Label its name and also the name of the country it lives in. If you can’t print, then just write a list of the animals and where they live.

Make sure you have completed last week's activity before you start, as this will help you with your task.

 

Week Commencing 20.4.20- Learning Plan

Topic

Our new Topic this term is 'Into the Darkness'. We will be learning about lots of different nocturnal animals and where they live.

To get you started on this, watch the video clip about nocturnal animals (http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/nocturnal-animals/12649.html) then conduct your own research to see what else you can find out about nocturnal animals.

Task

Choose a nocturnal animal to research – where it lives, what it eats, special features, etc.

Challenge: Present what you have discovered in any way you choose…a poster, booklet, model, labelled diagram or leaflet. Share your work with us on the Year 2 twitter feed.

The following documents have been left on the page in case parents would like to continue to access them. There is no expectation for these to be completed. 
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