Year Two Online Learning 2021

Welcome back to our online learning - but this year we are also having live lessons!

Miss Carson

Gemma

Miss Potiha

Marija

Mr Gorrod

David

Miss Chatters

Chelsea

Do remember that you can send us copies of your learning at year2@minetinfants.org.uk

Bug Club

Click the bug to login and see what books your teacher has given you to read at home!

Week Commencing Monday 1st March

Dear Year 2 families,

 

It’s our final week of remote learning before we get to see each other again!

 

Here is the suggested timetable for this week, but – as always – fit these activities in when you can.

 

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Friday

9am English Maths English Maths English

10:30 (live on Zoom)

Phonics Phonics Phonics Phonics

Phonics

11:30 (live on Zoom)

Maths English Maths English Maths

1.30pm

‘Break time session’

(Live on Zoom)

Reading Reading Reading

Reading

2.30pm

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World Book Day activities

Science

 

World Book Day activities

Geography

 

World Book Day activities

Art

 

World Book Day activities

Music

 

World Book Day activities

Phonics

Join us live on Zoom at 10:30am.

The links have been emailed to you.

 

English

Read the book or listen here, and answer these questions about the book.

 

Maths

Join us live on Zoom at 11:30am.

Once the lesson has finished complete this follow up activity.

 

Reading

Keep logging onto Bug Club to read your books.

 

R.E.

This week we are learning about the religion of Hinduism.

Read through this PowerPoint to learn about the religion and complete this Hindu symbolism worksheet

 

World Book Day!

World book day is on 4th March – Thursday this week.

Each day we have an activity based around world book day for you to do.

On Thursday, you can dress up for your Zoom live lessons as your favourite character from a book! We can’t wait to see your creative costumes.

Today, look through this PowerPoint to learn about World book day and design a new front cover for your favourite book.​ You can use this template if you would like.

Phonics

Join us live on Zoom at 10:30am.

The links have been emailed to you.

 

English

Today, use this PowerPoint to help you answer the questions.

Here is a video to help.

 

Maths

Join us live on Zoom at 11:30am.

Once the lesson has finished complete this follow up activity.​

 

Reading

Keep logging onto Bug Club and reading your books.

 

Geography
This week, we are learning about Kenya.
Use this PowerPoint to find out information and them make a fact-file about Kenya using this template.​

 

World Book Day!

Today’s activity is to write a book review on your favourite book using this template.

Phonics

Join us live on Zoom at 10:30am.

The links have been emailed to you.

 

English

Join us live on Zoom at 11:30am.

Once the lesson has finished complete this follow up activity.

Here is a video to help you to make hot chocolate.

 

Maths

Today, we are going to be focusing on giving change.

Use this PowerPoint to help you find out how much change you should give for each problem here.

 

Reading

Keep logging onto bug club and reading your books.

 

Art

We are beginning to study a new artist – Vincent Van Gogh.

Use this resource sheet to help you and draw a portrait of Vincent Van Gogh.

 

World Book Day!

Today’s activity is to write about your costume using this template!

 

  1. World Book Day 2021 is on Thursday 4th March and we will be celebrating this special day all week.Dressing Up

    On Thursday you can dress up as your favourite character from a book for your online lesson.

    You do not need to buy any costumes, but can use items around your house. Click here for a few ideas.

     

    Competition

    There is also an exciting World Book Day competition that is free to enter!

    You can find out more information here.

     

    Story Corner

    The wonderful teachers at Minet have recorded themselves reading a story.

    Here are the links to their stories (you don’t have to listen to them all in one go!):

    1. Mr Magnolia
    2. Goldilocks
    3. Tabby McTat
    4. Kitchen Disco
    5. Something Else
    6. The Smartest Giant in Town
    7. The Highway Rat
    8. Paddington at the Zoo
    9. Elmer and the Monster
    10. Lima’s Red Hot Chilli
    11. Owl Babies
    12. Ruby’s Worry
    13. The Book With No Pictures
    14. A Friend for Little Bear

Week Commencing Monday 22nd February

Dear Year 2 families,

 

We hope you’ve had a refreshing half term and are ready to learn again!

 

Here is the suggested timetable for this week, but – as always – fit these activities in when you can. We have another ‘break time’ Zoom session scheduled for Monday at 1:30pm so you can log on and it is free time to see your friends and talk to your teacher. The links have been emailed to you.

 

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Friday

9am Maths English Maths English

Maths

10:30 (live on Zoom)

Phonics Phonics Phonics Phonics

Phonics

11:30 (live on Zoom)

English Maths English Maths

English

1.30pm

‘Break time session’

(Live on Zoom)

Reading Reading Reading

Reading

2.30pm

R.E. Geography

Science

Music

P.E.

Phonics

Join our live Phonics lesson at 10:30am on Zoom!

 

English

Join our live lesson at 11:30am.

Then complete this follow up activity.

 

Reading

Keep logging onto Bug Club and reading your books.

 

Maths

We are continuing to learn about shape.

Recap your knowledge using this PowerPoint and complete this follow up activity and challenge.

 

Breaktime session @ 1.30pm!

 

R.E.

Today, we are learning about the religion of Islam. Use this PowerPoint to find out facts about Islamic beliefs and then complete this

worksheet.

Phonics

Join our live Phonics lesson at 10:30am on Zoom!

 

English

Today, we are learning about where chocolate comes from.

Use this PowerPoint to find out and then complete this chocolate quiz!

 

Reading

Keep logging onto Bug Club and reading your books.

 

Maths

Join our live lesson at 11:30am.

Then complete this follow up.

 

Geography

We are continuing to learn about human and physical geography.

Look at this document to find out the features and complete the sorting activity at the end of the PowerPoint.​

Phonics

Join our live Phonics lesson at 10:30am on Zoom!

 

English

Join our live lesson at 11:30am.

Then complete this follow up.

Here is the book to help you: Chocolate Bean to Bar

 

Reading

Keep logging onto Bug Club and reading your books.

 

Maths

We are continuing to learn about the properties of shapes.

Use this PowerPoint to recap your knowledge and complete this follow up.

 

 

Science

This half term, we will be learning about plants – how they grow and their parts.

Use this PowerPoint to find out about how plants grow and complete this follow up.

Phonics

Join our live Phonics lesson at 10:30am on Zoom!

 

English

Today, you will be designing the front cover to your own non-fiction books.

Complete this SPaG activity and then use this example to plan your front cover.

Here are some pictures you might want to copy and a template to follow.

 

Reading

Keep logging onto Bug Club and reading your books.

 

Maths

Join our live lesson at 11:30am.

Then complete this follow up and try this challenge!

 

 

Music

Our third music lesson in the sequence can be found here.

Phonics

Join our live Phonics lesson at 10:30am on Zoom!

 

English

Join our live lesson at 11:30am.

Then use these examples to help you design your blurb.

Here is an example, some blurb pictures and a template to support you.

 

 

Reading

Today, please read the first chapter of this book and complete these questions.

 

Maths

Today, we are sorting 3D shapes by their properties.

Complete this follow up activity and then try this challenge.

 

Language of the Half-Term

Our focus language this half-term is Chinese.

Watch this video created and learn some words with Ms Rehmanji.

 

PE

Complete the week by learning some dances with Ms Daly:

  1. Cupid Shuffle – Learning the moves: https://youtu.be/0wiXGb5_3VI
  2. Cupid Shuffle – Practise to music: https://youtu.be/W8xKHRJmroU

Week Commencing Monday 8th February

Dear Year 2 families,

 

Here is a timetable for our final week of this half-term. Well done for all of your hard work so far – we are incredibly proud of each and every one of you!

 

Also, here is a video that you can use whenever you feel like you need some time to do something different and give your brain a break!

https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/run-the-red-carpet

Remember, your teachers are here to help you too!

 

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Friday

9am

English Maths English Maths

English

10:30 (live on Zoom)

Phonics Phonics Phonics Phonics

Phonics

11:30 (live on Zoom)

Maths English Maths English

Maths

1pm

Reading Reading Reading Reading

Reading

2pm

R.E. Safer Internet Day Mother Language Day Science

P.E.

Phonics

Join our live Phonics lesson at 10:30am on Zoom!

 

English

This week we are starting a new book, this worksheet will help you with your work.

 

 

Reading

Keep logging onto Bug Club and reading your books.

 

Maths

Join our live Maths lesson at 11:30 am on Zoom!

Once the lesson finishes, complete this follow up.

 

R.E.

Last week, we looked at belongings.

Some of your friends and teachers may belong to different religions, which means they have different beliefs to you.

Have a look at this PowerPoint to find out about the different religions and then complete this follow up by matching the place of worship to the religion.

Phonics​

Join our live Phonics lesson at 10:30am on Zoom!

 

English

Join our live English lesson at 11:30am on Zoom!

Once the lesson has finished, use this guidance to help you write questions and sentences about the book.

 

Reading

Keep logging onto Bug Club and reading your books.

 

Maths

We are learning about 2D shapes today.

Use this PowerPoint to help you and then complete this sheet.

 

 

Safer Internet Day

Today is ‘Safer Internet Day’ so we will be learning how to stay safe when we are online on the Internet.

You should have received an email with the username and password to log onto this website: https://openvieweducation.co.uk/e-safety-eyfs-ks1/

After doing so, please complete the ‘making good online choices’ activity.

Phonics

Join our live Phonics lesson at 10:30am on Zoom!

 

English

Use this PowerPoint to read the story and complete the questions about The Princess and The Frog.

 

 

Reading

Keep logging onto Bug Club and reading your books.

 

Maths

Join our live Maths lesson at 11:30am on Zoom!

Once the lesson has finished, complete this activity.​

 

International Mother Language Day

Watch Mrs Vallijee’s assembly on International Mother Language Day.

After watching the assembly, you could practise saying hello in a different language by using this poster to help you.

If your family can read another language, you could also go on the following website to read a story in a different language: https://worldstories.org.uk/

You could even practise telling a well known story in your own language!

Don’t forget to send in photos or a video of your fabulous language learning!

Phonics

Join our live Phonics lesson at 10:30am on Zoom!

 

English

Join our live English lesson at 11:30am on Zoom!

Here is the story for today: The Princess and the Frog

Once the lesson has finished, complete this comparative activity.

 

Reading

Keep logging onto Bug Club and reading your books.

 

Maths

Today, you will be looking at the properties of 3D shapes, use this PowerPoint to help you complete this follow up activity.

 

Science

This week, we are focusing on how to stop germs spreading.

Read through this PowerPoint and think about germs and then complete this simple science soap experiment to find out why we should wash our hands with soap regularly.

Phonics

Join our live Phonics lesson at 10:30am on Zoom!

 

English

Today, you are thinking about both stories. Complete these comprehension questions and use the books to help you.

 

Reading

Keep logging onto Bug Club and reading your books.

 

Maths

Join our live Maths lesson at 11:30am on Zoom!

Once you have finished the lesson complete this follow up.

 

P.E.

This week we are carrying on with Dance.

Here is a new video for you to try with Ms Daly:

Congratulations on all of your hard work this half-term! It’s been a little bit strange, but we’ve made it through together.

Over half-term, we’d like you to rest lots, play lots and spend lots of time with your families.

 

You could also have a go at completing this quiz we’ve made about all the learning this half-term. You will need to click on this link and the PIN is 06920706

 

 

Some rules:

  • Use your real name so the teachers know who is who.
  • Do the test just once.
  • An adult can read the questions for you and click the answers that you choose.
  • Remember, the quicker you get the correct answer, the more points you get.

 

Good luck!

Week Commencing Monday 1st February

Dear Year 2 families,

 

Here is the timetable for this week. It is to give you an idea of how to structure your day, but you can fit the lessons however it suits you best. We have been studying ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and Beauty wrote to invite us to her ball, so this week we are having a Zoom party hosted by Belle from Beauty and the Beast!

 

Foxglove and Snapdragon will be having their party 1-1:40pm and Primrose and Lily will be having their party at 2-2:40pm. Wear your best party clothes because there will be prizes, games and lots of opportunities to ask Belle the questions you have for her! Links for the zoom party on Wednesday afternoon will be sent to you.

 

Spellings for this week: Practice them daily and ask a parent/carer/sibling to do a spelling test on Thursday.

  • Looked
  • Don’t
  • Come
  • About
  • Could
  • Would
  • Everyone
  • Pulled
  • Rabbit
  • Please

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

9am

P.E. with Joe R.E. P.E. with Joe Spelling test

P.E. with Joe

10:30am

Live on zoom

Phonics Phonics Phonics Phonics

Phonics

11:30am

Live on zoom

English Maths English Maths

English

1pm

Reading/spellings Reading/spellings Zoom party! (Foxglove & Snapdragon) Reading/spellings

Reading

2pm

Geography Science Zoom party! (Primrose & Lily) Music

P.E.

Phonics

Join us live at 10:30am on Zoom for your Phonics lesson.

 

English

Join us live at 11:30am on Zoom for your English lesson.

Once the lesson has finished use this PowerPoint to help you if you’re stuck.

 

Reading

Keep logging on to Bug Club to read your books. Well done so far, your teachers are very proud of you!

 

Maths

This is our final week of multiplication and division.

Go through this PowerPoint to practice and then complete this follow up sheet.

 

Geography

This week we are keeping a weather diary after studying weather, seasons and climate around the world. Each day, watch the weather report on the News and record the weather on this template by drawing the symbol to represent the weather.

Phonics

Join us live at 10:30am on Zoom for your Phonics lesson.

 

English

Write your letters to Beauty. Use yesterday’s PowerPoint, this word mat and this template to help you.

 

Reading

Keep logging on to Bug Club to read your books. Well done so far, your teachers are very proud of you!

 

Maths

Join us live at 11:30am on Zoom for your Maths lesson.

Then, complete this follow up.

 

Science

We have learned about how we grow and what we need to survive.

This week we are focusing on how to stay healthy.

Go through this PowerPoint and sort the healthy and unhealthy foods and activities. Why are they healthy? Why are they unhealthy?

Now, complete this follow up sheet on how to look after yourself.

Think of 3 different ways, one might be food, one may be exercise and one may be a hobby/lifestyle choice.​

 

Break-Time Session

​Today we are offering a ‘break-time session’ on Zoom at 1pm, which is an informal chat for children to attend if they want to.

It will give them the opportunity to talk to their friends and their teacher about anything they want to. We’re hoping it gives children a break from their studies, as well as some interaction with their friends outside of a live lesson. The zoom links have been sent to you.

Phonics

Join us live at 10:30am on Zoom for your Phonics lesson.

 

English

Join us live at 11:30am on Zoom for your English lesson.

Use this PowerPoint to help you write your letters to your friends.

 

Reading

Keep logging on to Bug Club to read your books. Well done so far, your teachers are very proud of you!​

 

Maths

Go through this PowerPoint to practice writing the number sentences for each problem and then complete this follow up sheet.

 

R.E

This week we are learning about belongings.

Go through this PowerPoint and complete this belonging sheet about where you feel you ‘belong’.

 

 

 

 

ZOOM PARTY!

Don’t forget about our zoom party at 1pm or 2pm.

The links have been sent to you.

Phonics

Join us live at 10:30am on Zoom for your Phonics lesson.

 

English

Today, we are learning about Sir David Attenborough and are going to write him a letter. Have a look at this PowerPoint and then write a list of questions you would like to ask him.

 

Reading

Keep logging on to Bug Club to read your books. Well done so far, your teachers are very proud of you!

 

Maths

Join us live at 11:30am on Zoom for your Maths lesson.

Once we have finished, complete this follow up activity.

 

Music

We have a great music teacher teaching you about general musicianship.

Watch it here!

Phonics

Join us live at 10:30am on Zoom for your Phonics lesson.

 

English

Join us live at 11:30am on Zoom for your English lesson.

Once you have finished, complete your own letters to Sir David Attenborough.

Your teachers will send the class ones to him and we will wait for a reply!

Here is a PowerPoint to help you.

 

Reading

Keep logging on to Bug Club to read your books. Well done so far, your teachers are very proud of you!

 

Maths

Use this PowerPoint to practice your skills and then apply them by completing this follow up sheet.

 

P.E.

This weeks lesson will be based on Dancing! Ms Daly has created some wonderful video lessons for us, so we can warm up, learn the dance and practice it to ‘Waka Waka’.

Week Commencing Monday 25th January

Welcome, parents, carers and families of our Year 2 pupils!

We have created this page so you can access all your learning needs whilst the schools are closed. The timetable is just a guide but you can fit the activities in however suits you best day-to-day.

 

Mon

Tues Weds Thurs

Fri

9am

PE with Joe

PE with Joe PE with Joe PE with Joe

PE with Joe

10.30am

ZOOM

Phonics Phonics Phonics Phonics

Phonics

11.30am

ZOOM

Maths English Maths English

Maths

1pm

Reading

Spellings

Reading

Spellings

Reading

Spellings

Reading

Spellings

Reading

2pm

Geography Science P.E. (gymnastics) Art

Spelling test

 

We love seeing you all live in our online Phonics, English and Maths lessons so keep logging on! We look forward to seeing what you have been up to at home, so please email any work to year2@minetinfants.org.uk – even pictures of P.E!

 

Perhaps on one of the days, instead of doing PE with Joe, you may want to do some dancing with Mrs Daly. Please click on the links for her amazing videos.

1. Dance warm-up: https://youtu.be/oDWBMu3_oJ0
2. Waka Waka dance 1: https://youtu.be/ZhYWdOf7J4M
3. Waka Waka dance 2: https://youtu.be/VHyXpJurL68
Enjoy!

Phonics

Join us at 10.30am on Zoom!

The link has been emailed to you.

 

English

Complete these SPAG games:

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/reception/inside-and-outside

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/reception/above-and-below

https://uk.ixl.com/ela/reception/next-to-and-beside

 

Continue to write your story using your story map to help you. Only go up to where Beauty’s father is caught in the blizzard.

Use this guidance to help you: Monday Eng guidance

 

Reading

Keep reading your books on Bug Club A big well done to all of you who are!

 

Maths

Join our live lesson at 11.30am!

The links have been emailed to you. This week we are practicing multiplication and division. Once the lesson has finished, complete this follow up activity: Monday maths

 

Spellings​

Practice your spellings daily and ask your parent/carer/sibling to do a spelling test on Friday afternoon.

  • wrong
  • write
  • right
  • boiling
  • made
  • little
  • your
  • had
  • out
  • have

 

Geography

This week we are learning about the weather and seasons in the UK.

Go through this PowerPoint to help your understanding and complete this follow up activity.

Phonics​

Join us at 10.30am on Zoom! The link has been emailed to you.

 

English

Join your teacher live at 11.30am! The link has been emailed to you.

Continue with the next part of your story, use this guidance to help you.

 

Reading

Keep reading your books on Bug Club. A big well done to all of you who are!

 

Maths

We are continuing to practice multiplication and division.

Practice with this PowerPoint and then complete this follow up.

Afterwards, try this challenge: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solving-multiplication-word-problems-table-of-two-68w3ae?activity=exit_quiz&step=4&view=1

 

Science

Imagine you are going to outer space. Write a list of 3 things you would take with you.

Think about whether or not you NEED those things to survive.

If Miss Chatters went, she would take her favourite food – strawberries – because we need food to survive. Go through this PowerPoint and think about the three basic needs to survive.

Can you create a pet poster using the resources? Include how you would look after your pet? What food does your pet need? Do you need a drinking bottle/bowl for them?

Here is a template you could use: Pet Fact File Template

And some examples: Science pet care information

 

Once you have finished, send a picture of your pet poster to year2@minetinfants.org.uk

Phonics

Join us at 10.30am on Zoom! The link has been emailed to you.

 

English

Practice this SPaG activity and then continue writing your story.

Use this resource sheet to help you: Wednesday English

Here is a video to support you too: Beauty & the Beast

 

Reading

Keep reading your books on Bug Club. A big well done to all of you who are!

 

Maths

Join our live lesson at 11.30am! The links have been emailed to you.

Once the lesson has finished, complete this follow up sheet.

 

P.E.

This week in P.E. you will be practising your balances.

Follow this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-47lpiHfVd0

Phonics

Join us at 10.30am on Zoom! The link has been emailed to you.

 

English

Join our live lesson at 11.30am! The links have been emailed to you.

Once the lesson has finished complete this follow up.

 

Reading

Keep reading your books on Bug Club. A big well done to all of you who are!

 

Maths

Use this PowerPoint to practice your understanding of multiplication word problems and division, and then complete this follow up activity.

 

Bird Watch​

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is holding a Big Garden Birdwatch.

It’s a simple bird survey for children to take part in from 29th to 31st January.

Look through the attached PowerPoint (Birdwatch) and find out more details here: https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/

Have fun!

Phonics

Join us at 10.30am on Zoom! The link has been emailed to you.

 

English

Start off with some SPaG: Friday SPaG

Then, finish writing your stories. Use this resource sheet to help you: Friday English

 

Reading

Keep reading your books on Bug Club. A big well done to all of you who are!

 

Maths

Join our live lesson at 11.30am! The links have been emailed to you.

Once the lesson has finished, complete this follow up sheet.

 

Spelling test

Get your parent/carer/sibling to do a spelling test for you with the words you have been practicing.​

 

Music

Hillingdon Music Hub have kindly offered to provide us with a different music video lesson each week. Here is the first one: Music Video 1

Week Commencing Monday 18th January

Thursday

Welcome, parents, carers and families of our Year 2 pupils!

We have created this page so you can access all your learning needs whilst the schools are closed. The timetable is just a guide but you can fit the activities in however suits you best day-to-day.

Mon

Tues Weds Thurs

Fri

9am

PE with Joe

PE with Joe PE with Joe PE with Joe

PE with Joe

10.30am

ZOOM

Phonics Phonics Phonics Phonics

Phonics

11.30am

ZOOM

Maths English Maths English

Maths

1pm

Reading

Spellings

Reading

Spellings

Reading

Spellings

Reading

Spellings

Reading

2pm

Geography Science P.E. (gymnastics) Art

Spelling test

We love seeing you all live in our online Phonics, English and Maths lessons so keep logging on! We look forward to seeing what you have been up to at home, so please email any work to year2@minetinfants.org.uk – even pictures of P.E!

This week we are also thinking about Martin Luther King day. Mrs Vallijee has made a wonderful video of an assembly, which you can watch here.

Phonics
This week, we are learning alternative spellings. Log on to Zoom everyday at 10am to join your teachers’ live lesson! We can’t wait to see you!
English
Join us on zoom, live at 11am!
Today we are drawing a story map of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Can you draw something similar to this example? Split your paper into 8 sections and draw the story map.
Maths
We are learning how to solve word problems using our knowledge of arrays and multiplication. Complete this Maths worksheet to help your understanding. If you find it difficult, please look at this video to help you: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0M5DpdDgqrs
Reading
Make sure you are logging onto Bug Club and reading the books you have been set by your teachers. You have at least 3 books weekly. There are also some questions to answer about them and we can see that lots of you have been logging on, so well done and keep it up!
Spellings​
  • What
  • Where
  • About
  • Loud
  • Town
  • Gold
  • Cold
  • Told
  • People
Geography
This week, we are going to look at the climate all over the world.
The climate is the pattern of weather.
Once you have read the information about the climates around the world on our Geography PowerPoint, use the Geography follow up activity to colour in the four sections with any colours of your choice (just make sure you use the Key). Finally, stick the animals in the correct area according to the climate.
Challenge: Can you write 3 sentences about different animals and how they are able to survive in that type of climate. For example: Polar Bears live in the Arctic, where it is cold, but have thick fur to keep warm.

Phonics
This week, we are learning alternative spellings.
Log on to Zoom everyday at 10am to join your teachers’ live lesson! We can’t wait to see you!​

 

English
First, complete this grammar activity based on adjectives. Continue to finish your story maps. Make sure you are using words on it that will help you retell the story.


Maths

Join our live lesson at 11am!
We will be focusing more on multiplication word problems and then complete this follow up sheet.

 

Reading
Make sure you are logging onto Bug Club and reading the books you have been set by your teachers. You have at least 3 books weekly. There are also some questions to answer about them and we can see that lots of you have been logging on, so well done and keep it up!

 

Science
In science this week we are thinking about how we change as we grow. Have a look at a baby picture of you and think about what’s different about you then and you now.

  • How have you changed?
  • Has your hair changed colour?
  • What can you do now that you didn’t know how to do before?
  • Is there anything that hasn’t changed?

Next, think about what your parents/carers can do that is different to what you can do. Can they cook by themselves? Is their skin lighter or darker? Has their hair changed colour?

Make a table with 3 columns: babies, children and adults and list the differences.

Go through this Science powerpoint ‘How do Humans change?’. Make and label a timeline with pictures you can find from magazines or use the pictures from this Science picture document.

Phonics

This week, we are learning alternative spellings. Log on to Zoom everyday at 10am to join your teachers’ live lesson! We can’t wait to see you!​

 

English

Join us on Zoom, live at 11am!

Today we are going to change a character in the story. Instead of Beast, can you think of a different character? It could be a dragon, a witch, a monster etc.

Draw a picture of it and label it with adjectives, then edit your story map by using your new character. Use this adjective word mat to help you.​

 

Maths

We are continuing to practice multiplication.

Complete this follow up worksheet.

 

Reading

Make sure you are logging onto Bug Club and reading the books you have been set by your teachers. You have at least 3 books weekly. There are also some questions to answer about them and we can see that lots of you have been logging on, so well done and keep it up!

 

P.E

We hope you are enjoying learning how to do gymnastics! So far, you have done stretches, balances and different rolls. Make sure you are practicing these throughout the week .

Here is a new video for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TbsmBBA6YM

Make sure you practise with adult supervision and the floor you are practising on is safe.

Phonics

This week we are learning alternative spellings. Log on to Zoom everyday at 10am to join your teachers’ live lesson! We can’t wait to see you!​

 

English

Today, we are writing a description about Beauty’s sisters. First, complete this grammar activity, then go through this PowerPoint and complete the activity on a piece of paper.


Maths

Join our live lesson at 11am!
Today we will be focusing on division, complete this follow up sheet to check your understanding.

 

Reading

Make sure you are logging onto Bug Club and reading the books you have been set by your teachers. You have at least 3 books weekly. There are also some questions to answer about them and we can see that lots of you have been logging on, so well done and keep it up!

Art

Have a look through newspapers and magazines at pictures of different animals. Cut some out and keep them in a safe place for next week.

Now make a mind map about the things you can see on animals. For example:

Phonics

This week, we are learning alternative spellings. Log on to Zoom everyday at 10am to join your teachers’ live lesson! We can’t wait to see you!

 

English

Join us on zoom, live at 11am!

Your story is now different to the one we read so can you write the opening.

You can use the style of the story, but include your new characters and settings.

For example: Once there was an old, ugly monster who lived in a beach hut.

 

Maths

Keep practising division – watch this video and complete the activity attached to it.

Reading

Make sure you are logging onto Bug Club and reading the books you have been set by your teachers. You have at least 3 books weekly. There are also some questions to answer about them and we can see that lots of you have been logging on, so well done and keep it up!

 

Spellings

Do a spelling test (using Monday’s words) with your parents/carers/siblings to see how many you get out of 10!

At Home Learning

Monday 11th January

We look forward to seeing you over the next two weeks on Zoom for Phonics at 10am!  Please remember a pen or pencil and paper.

The links are sent to you via email for these sessions.

Please practice these spellings once per day using the ‘say, look, cover, write’ technique – good luck!

Your spellings for this week:

  • door
  • floor
  • poor
  • great
  • steak
  • break
  • Mr
  • Mrs
  • parents
  • Christmas

Monday 11th January

We will have three live lessons on zoom this week with three follow up tasks for you to complete at home.

This week we are starting a new book that we will be sharing with you. The lessons are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11am. We are so excited to see you all on zoom again! After the zoom lesson, please download the ‘English follow up’ activities and complete these activities.

Monday

Please list 5 questions about the story we are going to read using the 5 w’s: who, what, why, where, when. Remember, capital letters and question marks.

Wednesday   – please see the story below which we will be reading together this morning!

Beauty and the Beast whole story

This is the follow up activity: English Wednesday follow up activity

Once you have completed your work, please send it over to year2@minetinfants.org.uk

Tuesday 5th January

Each day we are going to focus on a different skill in English. These skills will include reading and writing. Please complete the following activities each day:

 

Tuesday: Read Ronald the Rhino and answer the questions.

English Tuesday 5th January 2021 – Ronald the Rhino comprehension 

Wednesday: New Year’s resolutions.

We are in a new year now 2021. Each year, most people make new year’s resolutions which are things they want to get better at over the whole year. For example, some people’s new year’s resolution will be to get better at a certain sport, or a certain hobby like running or painting. My new year’s resolution is to practice more dances from my dance class because I will be in a dance show soon. Think about what you might like to get better at and write it down. Remember to use ‘because’ in your sentence.

My new year’s resolution is _____________________ because ______________.

Then ask the people in your family what their resolutions are and write them down using sentences containing ‘because’.

 

Thursday: Description.    English Thursday 7th January 2021 – description

Here are some pictures of some settings in different stories. Can you write some adjectives about the picture and then use these adjectives in some sentences? For example, spooky, dark, bright, enormous, tiny. Think about how you would feel if you were there.

Sentence example: The castle is enormous. When it is dark, the castle will be spooky.

Please write 3 sentences about each setting.

 

Friday: Writing.

We have loved seeing you on zoom for phonics this week. Please can you write some sentences about your favourite part of home learning for this week. What did you enjoy the most? Why? What was so fun about it?

Example: This week we have been learning from home and it has been fun. My favourite part was seeing my teacher and friends on Zoom. It was so fun, because seeing them made me really happy. We did some writing and I enjoyed thinking of a new year’s resolution. I really enjoyed P.E. too, because I love gymnastics!

Monday 11th January

In Maths this week, we have two live online zoom lessons. Each lesson will involve a follow up activity, for you to complete independently and send to twitter@minetinfants.org.uk.

The lessons are on Tuesday and Thursday at 11am and there is an additional piece of work for you to do on Friday based on what we have learnt. Please open the follow up activities to complete them day-by-day after the lessons.

Monday maths

For today’s lesson to prepare you for the week, we would like you to practice your times tables. Please practise your 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and 10’s throughout the day.

To access, click the link Timestables then select which times tables you want to do.

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

Tuesday maths

Today is our live maths lesson  – follow up activities here: Maths Tues follow up activity

Thursday – live maths lesson with follow up activity here: Maths Thurs follow up activity

Tuesday 5th January

(This worksheet has the activities for each day – Maths worksheet(1))

Tuesday

Watch Miss Jones’s video 

Click on the play button to start the video. If Miss Jones asks you to pause the video and look at the worksheet you should:

  • Click “pause Video”
  • Record your answer on the worksheet or on a piece of paper

You do not need to print out worksheets. Use any piece of paper and write down your answers.

Can you ask an adult to take a picture of your answers and email it to twitter@minetinfants.org.uk. In description, type in your name and your class name.

Have fun!

CHALLENGE

When you have finished watching the video and completed tasks, have a go at this quiz:

Once finished, click on ‘view results’. It will give you the feedback on how well you did. Can you ask an adult to screenshot your results and email it to twitter@minetinfants.org.uk Have fun!

Wednesday

Can you compare capacity of different containers? Follow the link to play a game. Scroll down to ‘Capacity’ and click on ‘Play Now’

Watch Miss Jones’s video

Click on the play button to start the video. If Miss Jones asks you to pause the video and look at the worksheet you should:

  • Click “pause Video”
  • Record your answer on the worksheet or on a piece of paper

Remember, you do not need to print out worksheets. You can simply write your answers on any piece of paper.

CHALLENGE

When you have finished watching the video and completed tasks, have a go at this quiz:

View your results afterwards – look at the feedback – perhaps take a screenshot and send it in!

Thursday

Remember, if you can count in ones – you can also count in tens and hundreds!

1,      2,    3,     __,      5,   __,     __,     8,    __, 10

10,    20,    30,    ___,   50,  ___,   ___,   80,   ___, 100

100, 200, 300, ____, 500, ____, ____, 800, _____, 1000

Watch Miss Jones’s video

Click on the play button to start the video. If Miss Jones asks you to pause the video and look at the worksheet you should:

  • Click “pause Video”
  • Record your answer on the worksheet or on a piece of paper

CHALLENGE

When you have finished watching the video and completed tasks, have a go at this quiz:

Friday

Remember, if you can count in ones – you can also count in tens and hundreds!

2,     4,    6,     __,      10,

20,    40,    60,    ___,   100,

200, 400, 600, ____, 1000

Watch Miss Jones’s video

Click on the play button to start the video. If Miss Jones asks you to pause the video and look at the worksheet you should:

  • Click “pause Video”
  • Record your answer on the worksheet or on a piece of paper

CHALLENGE

When you have finished watching the video and completed tasks, have a go at this quiz:

Monday 11th January

For this week’s science lesson, we are focusing on how we change as we grow. To begin with, go through the PowerPoint Science Week 2 and look at animals and their young. Think about the differences you can see. How do they change? Are they bigger? Have they learnt to do something new?

Once you have been through the PowerPoint, read the Life cycles information and create a life cycle of an animal of your choice from one of the groups.

In P.E. our new topic is gymnastics. In gymnastics the main elements are strength, balance and co-ordination so please follow this video for your second lesson this week. The lesson involves jumps, balances and rolls. Please make sure you have an adult helping you or you can leave the rolls until you have adult support and guidance. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r0nheZr44TA

If you would really like to keep fit, keep up with Joe Wicks on YouTube! He has live sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am, but you can do them anytime.

Well done for your lists of animals from the Arctic and the Antarctic last week. We loved seeing them! This week’s Geography lesson is learning about animals that live in Africa. Go through the  Geography Powerpoint slides about African animals and see if you can guess which animals they are. Make a list of these animals. When you look at the pictures, see if you can see any adaptations they might have to live in Africa.

Adaptations are changes that have happened to the animal to help them. For example:

  • Are they tall to reach the leaves on the trees?
  • What colour are they?
  • Do they blend into their environment?

Can you think of an animal that might not be able to survive in this habitat?

Have a look at the fact files of the animals Geog animal fact files and create your own fact file on an animal that lives in Africa. It must include:

Title, picture of the animal, key facts and important information.

Tuesday 5th January

This week we are looking at animals that live in cold places. Look a the PowerPoints below:

Antarctic Animals

Arctic Animals

Now read this attachment for your task.  Can you make a list of animals that live in Antarctic and the Arctic? Geography task

Click on the pictures to visit the free online resources that we recommend.

You can also visit our Reception Phonics Page for additional links that you can use at home!

Visit our Tales Toolkit page for weekly challenges!

At Minet we love using Tales Toolkit to help us to create stories and use our imagination.

Click on the symbols below to find out a bit more about what they mean so you can start using them at home!

Stay Home, Stay Safe

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have used these beautiful illustrations from their stories and added captions to remind us to stay at home and how to stay safe. If you would like to listen to the original story, visit our Reception Home Learning page!