Neptune (Year 2)

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Home Learning

Hello Neptune Class, here we are for another week of home learning.  You produced such fantastic work last week-well done, keep it up!

Summer 2

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

See the castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls. Shoot a projectile with an archer’s aim. Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower. Meet Rapunzel who lives in a tall, tall tower. Let’s build a brand new one. Whose is the tallest? Can you measure it? Then dig deep, deep down, making burrows and tunnels, just like the animals who live underground. What’s that sound? I hear little hooves going trip, trap, trip, trap, over the rickety bridge. Watch out for the angry troll underneath. He likes to gobble up little girls and boys. Make sure your bridge is sturdy enough to take our weight and get us safely to the other side. And finally, meet three little pigs who need your help to build a strong fortress. Inside its strong walls, they’ll be safe from the big, bad wolf. No huffing and puffing will blow your fortress down.

Reading

This is a great link for reading books.

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Primary/PrimaryDashboard.aspx

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk
Password: Parents20!

Summer Term 2
Week 1

Spellings

Homophones -these are words that sound the same but are spelt differently.  You will need to know the correct one to use for the correct situation.  Also some of these words are conjunctions-words used to join ideas in sentences.
knight

night

blue

blew

whole

hole

because

so

that

or

 

Monday

Maths

To get your brain warmed up choose a times table of your choice and play Hit the Button.  Today’s maths is revision of the ten times table so you want to start with multiplying by ten, then challenge yourself to other multiplication facts.  You can use this link throughout the week to learn your tables and get speedier at recalling them.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Summer Term Week 6

Lesson 1

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Watch the video then click on the link below for the worksheet.

Maths Monday

Topic

Your topic work this week will be on the theme of castles.  We would’ve been going on a trip to Old Waldour Castle to get us enthused about the topic.  English Heritage sites are currently closed but this would be an excellent place for families to visit when the restrictions are lifted.  We are lucky to have so many castles nearby so perhaps places you could visit a castle in the summer holidays.

To get you ready to learn about castles, click on the link and find out about parts of the castle.  When you have done that you can take the quiz to see of you are a castle whizz!

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/castles/

Read the text ‘All about Castles’ then make a poster or mini-book to show what you have found out.  In Year 2 you should try and include these aspects in your writing(you may not include all of them in every piece of writing):

  • Capital letters and full stops used correctly
  • Finger spaces
  • Joined neat writing
  • Question marks used correctly
  • Conjunctions to join ideas e,g, and, but, or, because, so, when, if
  • Use commas in lists
  • Apostrophes for contractions
  • Exclamation marks used correctly

Click on the link to see the common exception words that children should be able to spell correctly in their writing.  It is unlikely you would use some of these words in your writing this week but it is a useful guide for you.

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Tuesday

Maths

To kick start you brain have  go at the game below to help you with the concept of sharing.

https://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/busyday/dogs/

Summer Term Week 6
Lesson 2

Watch the video then click on the link below for the worksheet.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Maths Tuesday

Topic

Read the information on famous castles.  As yesterday, create a mini-book or a poster to present your findings.

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You can follow the link below to find out about famous castles.  The Tower of London or Dover Castle are good ones to research in the UK.  Neushwanstein Castle in Germany is a typical fairy tale castle and was used in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

https://www.exploring-castles.com/

Wednesday

Maths

Start with a times table warm up to get ready for learning.  You can choose which ones you would like to play.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Summer Term Week 6
Lesson 3

Watch the video then click on the link below for the worksheet.

Maths Wednesday

Topic

Today’s work is vocabulary related.  Click on the link to the topic vocabulary  and cut the words into strips.  Then place the words into alphabetical order.  If you fell it is too ambitious to do all the words choose 10 of the words to put in order.  Watch the bbc bitesize clip first to help you complete the task.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxfyjty/articles/zcyfsg8

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Then select between 3 and 6 words and write a definition for each word.  If you don’t know what they mean look them up in a dictionary.

Thursday

Maths

To get in the mood for maths click on the link below and choose which range of numbers you would like to play the odd and even game.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/coconut-odd-or-even

Summer Term Week 6
Lesson 4

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Watch the video then click on the link below for the worksheet.

Maths Thursday

Topic

Today you will find out about castles through the ages.  Cut up the strips and then read the information about each type of castle.  Then place them in chronological (time) order.  Discuss with your parent what c., BC and AD mean.  If you want you can click on the link to find out more about Norman castles or you could conduct your own research one of the castle types.

ordering castles

Norman Castles

This is a good link for information about castles.

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/castles/timeline.htm

Friday

Maths

Have another go at playing the odd and even game.  What are the rules for odd numbers?  What are the rules for even numbers? Is 234 odd or even?  How do you know?  What about 761?

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/coconut-odd-or-even

Today you re going to use your knowledge on odds and evens from yesterday to complete an investigation.  Download the worksheet and complete the task.

Maths Friday

Topic

Build a model of a castle with construction materials (e.g. lego) or recycled materials.  You may want to consider if you will include a drawbridge or a secret passageway.  How many turrets will you have?  Will you make a flag and a flagpole?  I’m looking forward to seeing your amazing creations.

Below are some videos that give instructions for making simple lego castles, you can find other examples on YouTube.

 

If you aren’t all castled out yet, you might want to write instructions for how to make a lego model.

Useful Websites

Twinkl

This is a huge website with resources for everything.  For the duration of the closures this site has been made free to parents.  Lots of the resources require printing (if you have that facility) but it does also include online games and resources.  You can download work sheets and answer the questions in your exercise books; you don’t need to print.

Espresso

https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

Username
student42593

Password
stm321

This is a super website that covers the whole curriculum so feel free to explore any of the subjects.

Reading

Oxford Owl

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Reading will be vital over this period so please keep reading daily.  This site has e-books that fit with our book band levels so you can select the appropriate book for your child to read and then activities to check their understanding and comprehension.  There are also maths games on here.

Books for topics

http://booksfortopics.co.uk/ks1

If you need any guidance about what books your child should be reading check out this website, there is a section for Year 2 and a section related to our topic called ‘Things that grow’.

 

Audible

There is a 30 day free trial here which gives access to bedtime stories.

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/20-Bedtime-Stories-For-Kids-Audiobook/B01DYCWKX0?source_code=M2M30DFT1BkSH11221601A7&&ipRedirectOverride=true

 

BBC Bitesize

This link will take you to the BBC bitesize website.  There is a useful section about habitats and the environment and minibeasts.  Also you will find all subject areas in this section.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

 

Nature Detectives

This website has lots of activities and ideas related to our topic and nature.

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/nature-detectives/

 

Apps

ScratchJR  – computer coding

Teach your monster to read – reading games

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/underwear-rule/

Mental Health

It is so important to keep your mind and body strong during these times.  The change for life website offers ideas on how to make healthy recipes, and things you can do to keep active.

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuNyXiuSt6AIVibHtCh3_ZAG-EAAYASAAEgKGpPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Joe Wicks is doing free daily workouts at 9am on his YouTube channel for children.  If you have trouble watching live they will be available to complete at a later time.

 

We will certainly miss seeing you all everyday and hope that you continue to shine at home for your families.  We hope to see you again soon.

 

Miss Rennolds, Mrs Cheshire and Mrs Heron

 

 

 

 

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