Year 2 Home Learning – Week Commencing 1st June
Hello Year 2. We hope you had a good half term and have been enjoying the lovely warm weather. We are glad that you all enjoyed our staff video and thank you for all the lovely comments that you left us. This week we are going to test your memory skills and go back to some of the learning we have done over the first two terms. Remember to think back really carefully to what we did at school in out classrooms.
Have a fun week, Miss Croot, Miss Nice, Mrs Anstey and Mrs Norris.
We can see that lots more 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.
This week we have assigned you all a book to read about the first moon landing as it will link to our work in English and History. It is a graphic novel so will look like a comic strip. Try to read it by yourself and then answer the questions in the quiz.
The first activity we would like you to do this week is to imagine you are Neil Armstrong and to think about how he must have been feeling when he was about to blast off! He was strapped into Apollo 11, with the other members of his crew with him (Buzz and Micheal) about to leave Earth on a mission to land on the moon. We would like you to write a diary entry, pretending you were Neil, with all of the mixed emotions he must have been feeling the night before he set off on his mission. Will we make it to the moon? Will I be the first man on the moon? Are my family ok? Will the rocket take off? What happens if there is a problem in space? How will I feel if I manage to safely get home?
Remember a diary entry should:
Include pronouns (I, we, me, my) – written in the first person
Include feelings, emotions and reactions
When we were at school we looked at the explorers: Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus. Can you think of/research/explore one other explorer. It could be an ancient explorer like George Vancouver or a modern day explorer such as Eric Larson (a Polar explorer).
Can you compare Neil Armstrong to this explorer, think about:
The places they explored
The equipment needed
The clothing they needed to wear
What they were hoping to find or explore
You could draw the similarities and differences, write about them using conjunctions such as where as/but or create a TV report and record yourself.
This week we want to test your memory on the Science work about different materials, and the words we use to describe their properties, that we focussed on earlier in the year. Can you remember the names of any different materials? What words did we use to describe them? Think carefully back to earlier in the year and make a list of all that you can remember.
Think about the objects you have chosen, what material are they made from and why? Use these stem sentences to write about each object.
“Windows are made from glass because it is hard, strong and transparent. If they were made from wood, we wouldn’t be able to see through them because they would be opaque.”
We have set new TTRockstars Challenges for this week. Well done to the following children who are our TTRockstars Champions for the last few weeks;
Class 2NC – Humayra, Mawaddah and Brooke
Class 2AA – Carly, Mia and Nabiha
Class 2MN – Samia, Joey and Theo
Keep going with those times tables as we hope that children going into Year 3 will know all of their 2x, 5x and 10x tables and the related division facts. If you think you know all these really well, challenge yourself to learn your 3x table!
This week we have set you two sets of maths challenges. They are in sets of three and get harder as you go along. Remember to find some objects to help you and draw or write your workings to show your thinking.
This week’s creative task are both based around space and rockets!
Activity 1 is to make your very own galaxy in a jar.
You will need:
- A clean, empty jar
- Cotton wool
- 4 colours of Paint
- four pots/bowls for paint
- spoon to mix
- Take your four pots/bowls and add some water to each.
- Add one colour of paint (just a little squirt) to each bowl of water.
- Mix with your spoon.
- Place a layer of cotton wool at the bottom of your jar. It should take up about a quarter of your jar.
- Sprinkle some glitter and/or sequins on top of the cotton wool.
- Pour one of your watery paint mixtures over the the cotton wool. Only add enough to soak into the cotton wool. If you have too much water in the jar, pour some away.
- Place another layer (the same size) of cotton wool on top and repeat using a different colour.
- Repeat with the other colours, layering them up with glitter and sequins.
- Place the lid on your jar and enjoy your glittery galaxy!
Activity 2 is to make your own model rocket.
Can you use boxes and tubes from your recycling to create your own rocket? Get creative with the design of your rocket. It can be as big as you like! What colour will it be? Will you add fire? Here are some ideas to get you thinking: