Year 2 Home Learning – Week Commencing 18th May
Hello everyone. We hope you are all well and have had another good week at home. The grown ups are all missing you so much and are loving the messages some of you are sending with your parents on the blog or Facebook page, they really make us smile. When we are not working from home or in school, we have been trying to keep ourselves busy too. We thought you might like to see what we have been up to!
This week we are going to learn about what happened after the Great Fire of London and how the fire brigade was started. Have a good week everyone.
Mrs Norris, Mrs Anstey, Miss Croot and Miss Nice 🙂
We can see that lots of you are reading regularly using the Scholastic Reading Library and have had some lovely comments about how much you are enjoying the books. If you haven’t logged in yet, there is still time to get started. This allows you to access lots of different books on their website. We would like you to try hard to login to this at least three times in the week and try to choose a range of different types of books to read. We have sent an email of instructions to your grown ups and they can also read about it here.
As well as this reading, we would like you to find some poems to read and perform to your family at home. Can you find one you really enjoy and perform it with lots of expression and actions
History, Music and Dance!
This week we are going to continue with our work around the Great Fire of London and are going to use our great listening skills with some radio lessons. First, you will need to listen to this reminder of what happened in London in 1666.
Maybe you could make some notes of the important facts you hear as you listen really carefully.
Next you can listen to this programme, and can join in with the songs and actions.
Here is your next task, you will need a little bit of space as it’s a movement lesson but this can just be your lounge at home.
This week we would like to you to find out all about Firefighters and create your own fact-file about them. You could do this in any way you like. You might decide to write a report with subheadings such as ‘uniform’, ‘training’, ‘equipment’ and ‘fitness’ or maybe create your own booklet to look like a non-fiction book.
t-t-253750-what-does-a-firefighter-do-differentiated-fact-file_ver_3 – This is a fact file which you could read and then use to write your own version (there are three slightly different versions so you can pick which one is the best for you to read)
Here is a video for you to watch all about the work of a firefighter. Remember, firefighters can be men or women.
It is important for Firefighters to know how much water they have in their engines, so for maths this week we want you to learn about capacity and volume. Prepare to get wet! Capacity is the amount a container can hold and the volume is how much a container is actually holding.
This is your first task Firefighter recruit!
Find some items around the house that can safely hold water (nothing with holes!) and pour in water so that you can show: a quarter full, half full and three-quarters full. Which item hold the most water?
Third Task: It is important firefighters can accurately measure how much water they have left in their engines. To do this they need to know what the standard unit of measurement is for capacity. It is millilitres (ml) and litres (l).
If you have a measuring jug or another household item that clearly shows millilitres (ml), then use this to measure out some water. Try to read the measurement accurately. You can play a game and get someone to add water to the jug and you can estimate how many millilitres of water are in the jug. If you don’t have a jug, we’ve added some pictures of measurements you could have a go at reading.
Here are two fun and easy activities to make at home. We would love to see photos of the finished products. You can ask your grown up to add it as a comment on the Facebook page under this post, or as an inbox message to the school Facebook account.
This week we would like you to carry out a fair test experiment involving water.
A fair test is an experiment where everything is kept exactly the same except one thing (these things are called variables).
To carry out this fair test you will need a few things from your home (please ask a grown up before taking things to check that it is ok!):
- 4 glasses or cups (all the same size and shape)
- table spoon
- 2 other substances that will dissolve in the water. You could choose from; sugar, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, flour
- Some counters or something similar. You could use anything that is very small and plastic. Small grapes may also work for this experiment.
To set up the experiment you will need to fill all four glasses with water. Be sure to put exactly the same amount of water in each glass. This is a variable that needs to be kept the same. Next, you need to add two table spoons of salt to one of the glasses and two table spoons of each of your other two substances to two more of the glasses. The last glass will be kept as plain water. Our variable that we are changing is the substance being added to the water.
Now we would like you to make a prediction. Look at each of the glasses. When you add your counters (or whatever objects you are using) to your glasses, do you think they will sink or float? Can you give a reason for your ideas?
Now try it! Add your counters and observe carefully what happens. How will you record what you see? Could you draw pictures or diagrams?
You should have discovered that in some of your glasses the objects sank, and in others they floated. If all of your objects sank it could be that your objects were a little too big and heavy, or that you didn’t have enough of the substance in them. If this happened, have another go.
Can you find out why some of them floated? What did the substance that you added do to the water?