Please see below a variety of resources / websites / activities that can be used should your child be self isolating during this time. Please still encourage reading at home as much as possible. Every child has been issued with a Purple Mash login which can be accessed at home and contains lots of activities across much of the curriculum. I hope you are all safe and well. Thank you and take care, Miss Sharp.
We have recently been studying The Bog Baby story. Children know the story very well.
Lesson 1 - Children to create their own mini creature. They could draw a picture of it and use sentences to describe what it looks like, where it lives, how they discovered it, how it moves, what noises it makes, etc...
Lesson 2 - Create a plan for their story. What is going to happen in each part their story?
Part 1 - Introduce characters and where they live.
Part 2 - The characters go on a journey somewhere and find a creature.
Part 3 - They take the creature home. What happens to the creature at their home?
Part 4 - There is a problem with the creature. Maybe it gets sick or misses its habitat/home.
Part 5 - The characters take the creature back to its habitat. How do all the characters and creature feel about this?
Lesson 3 and 4 - Write their stories
Give children a checklist. Have they used:
Full stops, capital letters, question marks and exclamation marks correctly.
Adjectives to describe characters and settings.
Interesting verbs to describe what the characters are doing.
Paragraphs for different parts of the story.
Different sentence openers to make their sentences interesting.
The past tense.
The third person (he, she, they, their, etc...)
Use suffixes (-ed, -ing, -ly, -ment, etc...)
Edit work to make it better or to correct mistakes.
Lesson 1 - Children to create a habitat for their creature from their story or they could create a habitat for the Bog Baby. Children could use things from around the house or garden to create their habitat. I would love to see pictures of their habitats if possible. You could post them of St Cleopas' Facebook page.
Lesson 2 - Children to know the difference between commands, statements, exclamations and questions (see English resources at the top of the page).
Question - What time is lunch?
Exclamation - What a mess you've made!
Command - Wash your hair.
Statement - It is beautiful today.
Lesson 3 and 4 - Look at an example of instructions (see English resources at the top of the page)
Ask children what they see in the example of the instructions.
Title or heading
List of what they will need
Bullet points for the list
Pictures showing what they need to do
Imperative verbs (bossy verbs such as print, cut, etc...)
Commands (print off the template)
Time connectives (next, now, finally, etc...)
Lesson 5 - Children to write their own instructions about how to make a habitat for a creature or Bog Baby. Ensure children include all of the features (Heading, pictures, steps, commands, etc...)
Year 2 have recently been studying fractions and shape. Links to these topics are below:
If you wish to revisit any other topics we have studied this year or look at future topics in maths, please click on the link below:
Here is also a link to past SATs papers in Maths. Year 2 children usually have to complete an arithmetic and reasoning paper. SATs are cancelled this year due to the coronavirus outbreak but the questions demonstrate what children are expected to achieve at the end of Year 2 in maths.
Yoga and Well Being
Children have been studying materials. This is a very fun topic to do at home. Children could use materials around the home to see if:
They float or not
They are good at insulating warm water.
They are waterproof or absorb liquids
They are magnetic (if you have a magnet)
They are transparent or not.
They are flexible or rigid.
They can be moulded into different shapes. Do they keep their shape well?
You could also observe how chocolate melts when it is heated up and then become solid again when it is cooled or how water turns to ice when it is put in a freezer but will turn back to liquid when the temperature is warmer.
Click on the ink below from The Hamilton Trust for ideas when teaching science at home.
In Year 2, we have been comparing parts of the world to where we live. Click on the links below for lesson ideas and some free resources.
Children have been designing and creating their own playgrounds. Encourage your children to use Lego, other building materials and to recycle objects from around the home to create swings, slides, roundabouts, etc... They could also write suggestions to improve their models and draw pictures of their playgrounds.
Children have all been given a username and password to login to Charanga. There are lots of songs and fun activities to learn about aspects of music at home.