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27 Nov

Talk and Spelling Homework

by Miss Seymour and Miss Dhanda

This week the government have been talking about building a tunnel near the ancient landmark Stonehenge. 

With your adult talk about: 

  • the meaning of 'ancient'
  • do you know where Stonhenge was built?
  • how was it built?
  • do you think a big tunnel should be built nearby? Explain why.

 


27 Nov

Friday's home learning...

by Miss Seymour

Good Morning Year 2,

We will having another LIVE Maths lesson at 2pm today, so please do join us! If you have any questions, concerns or children's work that you would like to share, please me on: 

fseymour@oldmoat.manchester.sch.uk

I will be making a special blog post of all the children's work later this afternoon, to acknowledge all of their (and you parents' too) fantastic home learning efforts! Please send them to me by 2pm, so that I can upload their work onto the video montage. 

Morning spelling practice - 10 mins


Literacy - 30 mins

Today, I have uploaded a letter writing lesson on Microsoft teams for the children to watch. Then I would like them to try writing their own letter to Miranda. 

Free play - 30 mins

Science - 30 mins

Try doing a science investigation at home, using materials you (hopefully) have in your cupboard!

Investigation Option 1: Make an egg parachute

Instructions

Watch the video and follow the instructions to make a parachute. Can you save Fred the Egg? Take a photo or film your investigation! Send us your results! For extra DOJOS can you explain how parachutes work...?

 

Investigation Option 2: Do raisons dance?

 

 

Instructions

1. First, carefully pour some water into a clear plastic cup.

2. Gently, drop raisins into the water. Did they sink or flaot?

3. Next, pour some fizzy water into a different clear, plastic cup. Make sure you measure the same amount of water!

4. Gently drop raisins into the water. Did they float or sink?

5. What was the differnce between the two reactions?

 

Reading - 20 mins

If you have finished your home reading book, try the to the Oxford Owl site to find many free new stories. Make sure you talk about the book too with your child as this helps comrehension!

Asking questions such as theese can help your child understand the story better: 

Lunch break - 1 hour

Mindfullness Go Noodle - 10 mins 

Maths - LIVE at 2PM

Please join me at 2pm on Microsoft Teams for another LIVE Maths lesson focussing on mixed addition and subtrraction problems. 

Handwriting - 10 mins 

Story time - 20 mins

At the end of the day, I sometimes read the children a story or play one from this fantastic Story Online website. 


26 Nov

LIVE maths lesson with Miss Seymour

by Miss Dhanda & Miss Seymour

Thank you so much to all the Year 2 children who joined Miss Seymour's live maths lesson yesterday. We felt very proud of you, not only did you manage to log on to Teams, but we could see that you were all so engaged with your learning.

You are amazing learners Year 2. We hope you enjoyed the lesson. 

We must all say a big 'thank you' to Mr Keeley - you might have spotted him on the live yesterday - he has been working very hard behind the scenes to make online learning possible for you all. Thank you Mr Keeley!

If you didn't manage to join yesterday, you can watch a little extract below - and see some of your friends learning. The full lesson is still in Microsoft Teams if you need to catch up on this and today's lesson.

Keep an eye on Microsoft Teams for another live lesson with Miss Seymour on Friday at 2pm.  Here's a reminder of how to sign in to Microsoft Teams.


25 Nov

Thursday home learning..

by Miss Seymour

Good Morning Year 2,

First of all, than you to everybody who joined us, or tried to join us yesterday for our first ever live lesson! We will be trying another on Friday.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me at:

fseymour@oldmoat.manchester.sch.uk

I would also like to say a big thank you to all the parents and children who have emailed me photos or videos of all your hard work over the past few days. I will be making a special blog post of all the children's work on Friday afternoon, to acknowledge all their (any you the parents too) fantastic home learning efforts! So please do send me anything you have done together, so that your chilodren can feel included. 

Morning task times tables practice - 10 mins

By the end of Year 2, children should know their x2s, x5s and x10s times tables thoroughly and be able to count forwards and backwards in 3s. By thouroughly, I mean recall any times table fact within the 2s, 5s or 10s, instantly, out of order. Games like Hit the Button are exceelent fun ways to keep up the practice. Please click here to go to their website. 

If your child is not ready for this yet, then counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s 10s helps them prepare for times tables. Singing songs such as the one below can really help them learn this.

Maths - 30 mintues

Please go to Microsoft Teams to watch Miss Dhanda's recorded lessson where she focuses on different methods for subtraction. Then try the tasks that she sets. 

I have also set some related activities on Purple Mash for the children to try. 

Free play - 30 mins

Literacy - 30 mins

Today in school, 2AD are acting out the story 'There's a Snake in my School'. Drama is an excellent way to develop your children's speaking skills, because of course it they can't say something, they won't be able to write it either. Drama can also help children understand the events and character's emotion's better which in turn helps improve their writing too. I know it is difficult to do Drama all by your self at home but I thought maybe you could find some old sock and create a puppet show of the story. Sock puppets make very good pythons! If your parents have camera phones they could video your show and create your very own TV programme!

However, I have also set some grammar and punctuation tasks on Purple Mash for them to try. Best of luck!  

Reading - 20 mins

If you have finished your home reading book, try the to the Oxford Owl site to find many free new stories. Make sure you talk about the book too with your child as this helps comrehension!

Asking questions such as theese can help your child understand the story better: 

Lunch break - 1 hour


Mindfullness Go Noodle - 10 mins 

ICT - Purple Mash

On Purple Mash, I have reset the Princess and the Frog coding activity for the children. If you didn't get a chance to do it in class last week or didn't have time to finish it you can have another go. Please check your 2Dos. I have also set another coding activity called Fun with Fish if you want to try something new. Hve fun!

Art - 30 mintes

Tony Ross is an illustrator. He drew all the pictures in the story 'There's a Snake in my School', he was also the illustrator for Horrid Henry. Can you draw a picture in the style of Tony Ross?

Watch this video to find out how!

Handwriting - 10 mins 

Story time - 20 mins

At the end of the day, I sometimes read the children a story or play one from this fantastic Story Online website. 


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