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Home learning - Week beginning 29th June

This week we are moving away from Meerkat mail. This week we are going to Listen a new story called Traction man by Mini Grey.   

 Click here to listen to the story 

Lesson 1 - Have a go at designing your own superhero using the templates below.  

Lesson 2- Have a go at writing your own story or comic strip about the adventures your superhero gets up to around the house!   

Lesson 3 - If you want to challenge yourselves you could have a go at writing your own version of the story using your comic strip to help you!

 

2) Spelling & Handwriting  

  • Complete as many of the Common Exception Activity Mat worksheets from pack 5 and 6 as you can. These can be found below.   
  • Click on the link to SpellingFrame below and continue to have a go at some of the Y2 interactive activities. Don't forget to practise the spelling rules you did last week before moving on to new ones.  
  • Continue to practise the Year 2 Common Exception Words in your best joined handwriting. Can you use some of them in a sentence? 

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Home learning - week beginning 22nd June

 

Please click here to watch the video to introduce this week's new English learning blush 

Lesson 1 – Listen to the beach sounds and look at the pictures which you can find below in the PDF file named 'Week beginning 22nd June' and collect ideas for the word bank in the 5 senses grid.

Lesson 2 – Have a go at writing your own poem about the seaside. Remember to include all of the things from your 5 senses word bank. You can choose from any of the templates provided below or draw your own one! Be as creative as you like!

Home learning week beginning 15th June 

Read the story if you have it or listen to the video here of Meerkat mail.

Lesson 1 – Please have a look at the features of a postcard PDF – see if you can pick out these features when you look at the postcards sent from Sunny the Meerkat! 

Lesson 2 – Design your own setting for Sunny the Meerkat to visit use adjectives to label it’s features. 

Lesson 3 – click here to see the video Using your design from yesterday, write your own postcard from Sunny in his new location, remember to include where he is, what he can see, what the weather is like, who he is with etc... 

Home learning - w/b Monday 8th June

 

Writing - Meerkat Mail 

Read the story if you have it or listen to the video here of Meerkat mail.

1) Complete the tasks outlined in the PDF document, the tasks should be split across 3 days. Any resources you will need have been attached below for you to download.

 

  • Day 1: Wanted poster - character description of Sunny the Meerkat (see video)
  • Day 2: Packing Sunny's suitcase
  • Day : Finding information from a postcard 

Home learning - w/b Wednesday 3rd June

 

Writing - Meerkat Mail 

1) Complete the tasks outlined within the PDF document Meerkat Mail week 1 below. The tasks should be split across the week. 

 

  • Day 1: Read the story if you have it or listen to the video here of Meerkat mail and then complete the reflection activity found at the end of the story - likes, dislikes, puzzles and patterns.
  • Day 2: Story map - have a go at mapping out the story using pictures to help you retell it. You can record yourself re telling it or tell it to a grown up at home.
  • Day 3: Expanded noun phrases - describe the desert setting using expanded noun phrases (see video to help you).

WRITING TASKS - Week Commencing Monday 18th May

Writing The Elves and the Shoemaker 

1) Complete the tasks outlined within the PDF document English Resources Week 6. The tasks should be split across the week.

  • Day 1: Read the story of The Elves and the Shoemaker and then complete the reflection activity found at the end of the story. 
  • Day 2: Comprehension - Read the story again so that you become familiar with it. Then answer the reading comprehension questions. 
  • Day 3: Vocabulary - Match the key vocabulary to the correct meaning. Choose 5 of the words and write them in a sentence. 
  • Day 4: Grammar - Identify verbs, adjectives and nouns within sentences from the story. Choose a different 5 key words and write them in a sentence. Once you have written the sentence, highlight any verbs, adjectives and nouns you have used. 
  • Day 5: Writing Riddles - Look at the example riddle. What is the author describing? Follow the instructions to make up your own riddle. You can either write this on your own paper or download some scroll paper to write it on.

Week Commencing - Monday 11th April 

Writing - The Magical Teaching Box 

1) Complete the tasks outlined within the PDF document English Learning Week 5 Resources. This week, we have moved away from The Great Fire of London in English. The resources provided below are unconnected. The tasks should be split across the week.

  • Day 1: Read the story of The Myth of Pandora’s Box. Complete the mini learning activities that can be found throughout the story. 
  • Day 2 (Vocabulary) : Today we are going to become really familiar with some of the vocabulary in the story. Watch the Bitesize video about alphabetical order. Look at the word list. Can you put the words into alphabetical order? Match the words to their meanings. Write the words in a sentence.   
  • Day 3 (Apostrophes) : Today we are looking at possessive apostrophes.  Watch the Bitesize video. Complete the apostrophes exercise.   
  • Day 4 – Read the poem The Magic Box by Kit Wright. Watch the video clip of the author reading it himself. Follow the planning instructions to help you write your own version of The Magic Box poem. 
  • Day 5 – Write your poem up in neat on the paper provided below or write it on your own paper and then decorate it in your own way. Ensure you write in your best joined handwriting and that you check any spellings that you are unsure of. 
  • Extra Challenge: Perform your poem. You could even record it and send it to your teachers.  

2) Spelling & Handwriting  

  • Complete as many of the Common Exception Activity Mat worksheets from pack 3 and 4 as you can. These can be found below.   
  • Click on the link to SpellingFrame below and continue to have a go at some of the Y2 interactive activities. Don't forget to practise the spelling rules you did last week before moving on to new ones.  
  • Continue to practise the Year 2 Common Exception Words in your best joined handwriting. Can you use some of them in a sentence? 

Week Commencing - Monday 4th April 

Writing

1) Complete the tasks outlined within the PDF document English Week 4 Resources - Newspaper Writing. You will be writing a newspaper article that covers the Great Fire of London. The tasks should be split across the week.

  • Day 1 - Spend some time looking at newspapers and newspaper articles in order to identify the key features. Watch the BBC Bitesize video clip that explains what they key features are. See if you can find these key features in a newspaper and cut them out. You could record /stick these on blank paper or you could use the Day 1 Activity sheet below
  • Day 2 - Today you are going to gather information ready to plan your newspaper article. Answer the questions on the slides about the fire. You can use the information provided to help you or you may now know some of the answers. Then, imagine you are an eyewitness of the fire like Samuel Pepys was. Answer the eyewitness questions. If you want an extra challenge there are some extra questions for you to research the answer to. 
  • Day 3 - Today you are going to plan your newspaper article. Follow the planning guidance on the slides and use the Day 3 Planning sheets below to help guide you. 
  • Day 4 - Today you are going to write part 1 of your newspaper article. Follow the guidance on the slides. If you would like a template for your article then one is provided below. 
  • Day 5 - Today you are going to write part 2 of your newspaper article. Follow the guidance on the slides. 
  • Extra Learning - Breaking News! Why not perform / read out your article as if you were presenting it on the telly or radio! 

2) Spelling & Handwriting  

  • Complete as many of the Common Exception Activity Mat worksheets from pack 1 and 2 as you can. These can be found below.   
  • Click on the link to SpellingFrame below and continue to have a go at some of the Y2 interactive activities. Don't forget to practise the spelling rules you did last week before moving on to new ones.  
  • Continue to practise the Year 2 Common Exception Words in your best joined handwriting. Can you use some of them in a sentence? 

Week Commencing - Monday 27th April 

Writing

1) Complete the tasks outlined within the PDF document English Resources Week 3 - Story Writing. The tasks should be split across the week. 

  • Task 1 – Read the story of Sammy the Street Dog together and discuss – What do you like about it? What do you dislike about it? What questions do you have? How were the characters feeling at different points in the story? Once you have read the story, use the provided story map to retell the story aloud. We would encourage you to use actions when retelling the story to help you remember it.   
  • Task 2 – Label the picture of Sammy with adjectives and expanded noun phrases that describe him. 
  • Task 3 -  You are now going to start planning your own version of the story. Think about a new animal character. Draw your new character and label it with adjectives and expanded noun phrases. You will use these to describe your character in your own story.   
  • Task 4 – In order to write your own version of the story you are going to keep some parts the same and change other parts. Look at the story map. Some of the pictures have been removed. In the blank spaces, draw your own pictures to help you plan what will happen at these points in your own story. How will you introduce your character? Where will they go? Who will they meet? 
  • Task 5 – Write your version of the story. Use your changed story map planning for support. Don't forget to write in your best joined handwriting.

2) Spelling & Handwriting  

  • Click on the link to SpellingFrame below and have a go at some of the Y2 interactive activities. Don't forget to practise the spelling rules you did last week before moving on to new ones.  
  • Continue to practise the Year 2 Common Exception Words in your best joined handwriting. Can you use some of them in a sentence? 

Week Commencing - Monday 20th April 

Writing

1) Complete the tasks outlined within English Diary Writing Tasks - Week 2 PDF document. The tasks should be split across the week. 

  • Task 1: Read the three diary entries from Samuel Pepys diary. One of them has been labeled for you with the features of a diary. Can you label the other diary entries by finding examples of the same features?  If you want to print them off in order to label them, you will find the entries within the document English -Task 1 Diary Entries. 

  • Task 2: Have a look at the short example diary entry. It is not very interesting. Can you improve it by adding adjectives, conjunctions and adverbs?  

  • Task 3: Look at the information that tells you what happened during the fire on Wednesday and Thursday. Imagine you are Samuel Pepys and write the diary entry for these days. Remember to add plenty of detail to your writing by using conjunctions to join sentences together.  

  • Task 4 : Now write your own diary entry to describe the things that you have been doing at home. Write an entry for at least two different days. 

2) Spelling & Handwriting  

  • Click on the link to SpellingFrame below and have a go at some of the Y2 interactive activities.  
  • Continue to practise the Year 2 Common Exception Words in your best joined handwriting. Can you use some of them in a sentence? 

Week Commencing - Tuesday 14th April

Writing (Including Spelling & Handwriting)  

1) Complete the tasks outlined within The Great Fire of London Poetry - English Week 1 PDF document. The tasks should be split across the week. 

  • Open The Great Fire of London Poetry – English Week 1 document. Read the Great Fire of London Poem. Discuss the word great with your child. What does it mean in this context? If you can, talk about the poem. What do you like? Dislike? Can you spot any words that rhyme? What descriptive words have been used and what effect do they have?  

  • Complete the ‘poem map’. This is just like a story map that we would do in class with the children. We have started the map for you. Can you make up your own pictures to map out the rest of the poem?  

  • Use your ‘poem map’ as a visual prompt to help you remember and perform the poem to your family. Add actions or drama to make it even better. You could record this / take pictures to show your teacher! 

  • Write your own short poem about the fire. What words could rhyme? What description could be used? Use the Own Poem- Planning Ideas PDF document to help you. 

  • Perform your own poem to an audience. You could do this for whoever is at home with you. 

2) For spelling & handwriting, practise the Year 2 Common Exception Words in your best joined handwriting. Can you use some of them in a sentence? 

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