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Mon 18th May - Fri 22nd May

Monday 18th May

 

Maths Activity: Monday Madness

 

Our Maths lesson today is active and fun: 

 

Super Movers 

Choose some of the 'Super Movers' time tables videos and enjoy joining in with them.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/times-table-collection/z4vv6v4

 

Children in Year 2 should be confident with their 2, 5 and 10 times tables, moving onto their 3's afterwards. Feel free to have a watch of as many videos as you'd like! 

 

Active times tables

Have a go at chanting your times tables but with a twist! Chant them while you are doing something active such as jogging, skipping, jumping or biking etc. You might also like to chant them in different voices, maybe you could whisper them, say them in a silly voice or even sing them! 

Literacy Activity 

 

This week we are going to be looking at writing our own fact file about a woodland creature. Have a look at the example fact files below and see if you can write a list of the key features that the fact files include, e.g. pictures, facts, titles, 'did you know?' boxes. If you would like to print them out and highlight the key features, the files are attached below. 

 

Resources provided by Twinkl

Non Core Subject Activity – PE

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Daily reading: please hear your child read for 10 minutes

 

Times Table Rock Star: please allow your child 10 minutes access to TTRS

Tuesday 19th May

 

Maths Activity:

Today's maths lesson is about adding and subtracting 1s.

Follow the video lesson. Click on the link below. You will need the video for week 3 lesson 4. 

 

https://vimeo.com/414671240

 

Pause the video when you are asked so that you can do the activity. 

 

If you have a printer at home, you can download the activity sheet by clicking on the link below and printing it. If you don't have a printer, then it is just as easy to use a piece of paper and it is not a problem to skip some of the questions. 

 

 

 

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Maths Deeper Thinking Challenge 

Have a go at cracking the code.

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Resource provided by Twinkl

Literacy Activity

 

Today you are going to find out information about a woodland animal of your choice. Please write notes about your animal, as you will be using these to help you write your own fact file tomorrow. You may wish to use websites for research, but please remember to speak to an adult about this first.

 

There are some website links and documents below about hedgehogs to help you but please choose a different animal to research about if you would like to. 

 

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Resource provided by Twinkl

Non Core Subject Activity - Build a hedgehog house

 

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How to make a hedgehog house

What you need: 

A box such as a shoe box

Scissors 

Tape

Dry leafs or grass 

Plastic covering such as old compost bag or plastic bag 

Twigs or soil 

 

Method

  • Flip your box upside down – if it has a lid, take it off
  • Cut a small entrance hole in one side (13cm x 13cm is big enough) and cover any sharp edges with tape, so the doorway is safe to pass through. You may need an adult to help you with this. 
  • Cut a narrow air vent into each side of the box for ventilation. 
  • Place your box in a quiet, sheltered location – ideally near a fence or wall, under thick vegetation or behind a shed. 
  • Put in a good layer of dry leafs or grass for cosy bedding
  • Cover the house with plastic sheeting – old compost sacks or plastic bags – and weigh this down by stacking logs or adding a layer of soil, twigs and leaves for extra insulation
  • Tip: place a twig over the entrance and if it’s been moved you’ll know someone has moved it

Daily reading: please hear your child read for 10 minutes

 

Times Table Rock Star: please allow your child 10 minutes access to TTRS

Wednesday 20th May

Maths Activity:

Today's maths lesson is about adding and subtracting 10s.

Follow the video lesson. Click on the link below. You will need the video for week 4 lesson 1. 

 

https://vimeo.com/415461655

 

 

Pause the video when you are asked so that you can do the activity. 

 

If you have a printer at home, you can download the activity sheet by clicking on the link below and printing it. If you don't have a printer, then it is just as easy to use a piece of paper and it is not a problem to skip some of the questions. 

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Maths Deeper Thinking Challenge
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Resource provided by Twinkl

Literacy Activity

 

Today you are going to create a fact file about your chosen woodland animal. Use the research you completed yesterday to help you write your fact file. Have a look at the animal fact files that you read on Monday to give you some ideas as to how you could set your fact file out. 

 

Remember you fact file should include the key features you found on Monday such as...

A title

Subheadings

Facts about your chosen animal 

Full sentences correctly punctuated

Sentence starters similar to the ones we used during our 'Mission to the Moon' topic such as for example:

Did you know that...?

Not many people know...

Interestingly,...

Amazingly,...

Strangely,...

Picture/ drawing of your woodland animal 

'Did you know?' fact box

 

You might like to consider interesting and creative ways to set out your fact file. There is a template below to give you an idea of a layout. Don't forget to decorate and colour your fact file so that it is eye catching and interesting for your reader. 

 

We would love to see your completed fact files, please e-mail them to us at year2homelearning@oldbasford.nottingham.sch.uk.

Resource provided by Twinkl

 Non-Core Subject Activity - Design your own woodland themed board game 

 

Get your creative juices flowing and design a woodland themed board game. There are some ideas below to help you. You could use different coins or different coloured Lego pieces as counters, make your own dice, borrow one from a different board game or make some number cards to pick from. You could decorate your board with pictures of different woodland creatures. Don't forget to write a set of instructions to explain how to play it and most of all, enjoy playing your game with your family, good luck! 

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Daily reading: please hear your child read for 10 minutes

 

Times Table Rock Star: please allow your child 10 minutes access to TTRS

Thursday 21st May

Maths Activity:

Today's maths lesson is about adding two digit numbers.

Follow the video lesson. Click on the link below. You will need the video for week 4 lesson 2. 

 

https://vimeo.com/415699218

 

Pause the video when you are asked so that you can do the activity. 

 

If you have a printer at home, you can download the activity sheet by clicking on the link below and printing it. If you don't have a printer, then it is just as easy to use a piece of paper and it is not a problem to skip some of the questions. 

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Maths Deeper Thinking Challenge
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Resource provided by Twinkl

Literacy - Spellings 

Today you need to play on the website Spelling Shed. Your games are about spelling words that do not follow phonics rules. We call them Common Exception Words and they are the words in front of your diary. For this week everyone will have same words to spell. The important words are:

 

because, child, children, climb, most, every, everybody, great, break, pretty

 

 

 

For extra practice you could put the words into sentences and write them in your best handwriting! Here is the letter formation we use at Old Basford:

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Non-Core Subject - Art - Learn how to draw an owl

 

Rob Biddulph is a famous children's author and illustrator. This is his website to find out more about him. 

 

http://www.robbiddulph.com/

 

He has posted lots of videos demonstrating how to draw characters from his books. Follow the link below and scroll down to video number 10 to learn how to draw Eugene the Owl from his book 'Grrrrr!' 

 

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

If you would like to listen to 'Grrrrr!', a story about two bears called Fred and Boris, please use the link below. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWA_BLhTrNA

Daily reading: please hear your child read for 10 minutes

 

Times Table Rock Star: please allow your child 10 minutes access to TTRS

Friday 22nd May

Maths Activity - Figure it out Friday

 

Have a go at the 'What Could It Be?' activity below. Try to work systematically to help you work out all of the possibilities. 

 

 

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Maths Deeper Thinking Challenge 


1□ + 1□ =     This time there are two boxes and each box represents a missing digit.


What could go in the boxes?

What if the missing digits are the same, what if they are different?

What would the total be each time?

Which is the highest/lowest total?
Can you find two different ways of getting the same total but using different digits?

Literacy - Picture Comprehension

 

Look carefully at the image below and answer the questions about it.

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  • Where is the hedgehog?
  • What is it doing?
  • How is it feeling? How do you know?
  • Why is the hedgehog here? Why is it alone?
  • The title of this illustration is, ‘Hedgehog Needs a Hug’. Why does the hedgehog need a hug?
  • Tell/write this hedgehog’s story. Will it ever find someone to hug?

RE - Eid al-Fitr

 

Eid al-Fitr is the festival celebrated by Muslims at the end of Ramadan. Have a look at the website and powerpoint below to find out more. 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/lets-celebrate-eid

Resource provided by Twinkl
To celebrate Eid, Muslim's decorate their hands and arms with Mehndi patterns. Have a go at drawing around your own hand and creating your own Mehndi pattern. 
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Enjoy your half term!

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