Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope that you all had a Happy Easter and have adjusted a bit to being at home for so long! Here are some planning guidelines/ ideas to keep your child busy over the next two weeks.
Do let me know if something isn’t clear and I can explain or give other suggestions.
Many thanks for everything you are doing at home and best wishes,
Reading and comprehension: read together and discuss what you have read. I have added some more activities to the ‘Reading at Home’ folder on Education City. As I mentioned before, Twinkle provides a huge range of comprehension texts and questions.
Maths: As previously…..
- Times Tables I have set times tables for your child on Times Tables Rockstars. Year 2 are required to know the 2, 5, 10 multiplication tables.
- Mental Maths – ask your child on the spot questions throughout the day.
- Number Bonds – You could test your child on number bonds orally. Up to 10, 20 and 100. See Top Marks (no log in needed) for interactive number bond games.
- Assessments – There are lots of mini tests that you could print for your child on Twinkle- these are by no means essential!
- Money is the topic for the next two weeks.
- If you have some coins at home (which might need a clean in the current climate!) perhaps you could show them to you child so that they become familiar with the value of each.
If you have a printer you could print the ‘coin and note –cut outs’ attached. If not, you and your child could have a go at drawing them.
I have added two ‘Learn screens’ to Education City folder ‘Maths Money’. These can help reinforce or introduce money.
Please also see White Rose for lots of Maths guidance and activities (NB we are not following the White Rose suggested order of work) https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/schemes-of-learning/primary-sols/White Rose also offers some excellent video tutorials which will really help.
Could you set up a mini shop at home? Make price tags for household items or toys. Give your child some cut- out money and see if they can work out what they can buy. Your child could then be the shop- keeper and work out what change is due.
There are heaps of worksheets and challenges on Twinkl, I have attached a few and listed below. There are also some useful powerpoints on Twinkl for explanations.
Work your way through the below tasks which are listed in a chronological order. I have also saved tasks and worksheets in the Education City ‘Maths Money’ file, if preferable of if you don’t have a printer. There are lots of Money activities on Purple Mash too.
- See ‘Diving into Mastery Activity Cards- Recognising Coins’ attached.
- See ‘ordering coins’ activity attached. You could do this with your own cut- outs/ real coins.
- See ‘How much money is in my jar’ activity attached. Again you could do this with your own coins.
- See ‘make the total’ sheet.
- See ‘Problem Solving – counting money’.
- See ‘Reasoning – counting money.’
- See ‘Mastery cards- recognising coins’.
- See ‘Activity cards – find the total.’
- See ‘Problem solving – counting money in different ways’.
- See ‘Word Problems – finding change’.
- See ‘Challenge -Problem Solving and Reasoning’ if you are after a challenge.
- I have attached a ‘Mathopoly’ board from Twinkl. It’s quite a challenge but it would be fun and great practice if you are feeling confident.
Writing: Here are some ideas of what you might like to do – no need to do everything!
- With the help of a parent and online recipe or You Tube tutorial write a recipe for bread (as we did at school), a cake or whatever you have ingredients for!
Can you write a list of ingredients and then a clear method in the correct order? Remember to use imperative (bossy) verbs such as ‘mix’, ‘stir’, ‘weigh’ etc. Perhaps draw a diagram to support the text. Then test your recipe if you can.
- Learn a poem off by heart and perform it. We’ve done this a couple of times this year in school. How can you make your performance exciting? What actions demonstrate the meaning? Can you vary the sound and rhythm of your voice (loud, soft, angry, calm, excited etc.)?
- Continue to write a diary if you have started one.
- Write a letter or postcard to family or friends that you aren’t able to see. What is the style of a postcard? Where does the address go?
- Write reviews of any books you read.
- ‘Our School in Putney’/ ‘Our local area’ is the topic this half of term. Think of the features or attractions of your local area that tourists might enjoy. Can you write a piece of persuasive writing to encourage people to visit? Use lots of exciting adjectives to persuade your reader.
- It might help to say what you are going to write about out-loud first, write down ideas, key words and vocabulary first - create your own word bank. When you have completed a first draft, re-read your work. Does it make sense? Have you used the same tense consistently? Check your punctuation. Make alterations and then publish a final version.
- You could then use your ideas to design a leaflet about your area. Make it eye-catching- include pictures, location, directions, a catchy slogan and some facts. Does it need to fold? Have a look at any leaflets that you have at home to understand their purpose first.
Phonics and Grammar- Similar to before Easter.
- Phonics Play (https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/) has lots of good games and resources. They have made this free to use for a month with the log on: Username: march20 Password: home
Please revise all of Phase 5 and then move onto Phase 6.
- Write common exception words or words that you struggle with in sentences. Revise other spellings that you have learnt for homework this year.
- Go to Twinkl for lots of resources to help your child use apostrophes to mark where letters are missing in spelling and to mark singular possession in nouns.
Topic: See Twinkl for lots of materials related to the below.
- Look at maps to identify the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. All the children love Google Maps! Find a map of the world on Twinkl and colour code different climates.
- Locate the UK, London and Putney.
- Discuss seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom/ London. You could keep a weather diary.
- Go for a walk to your nearest park. Can you draw a map of your route? What are the key points along the way? Eg. Church, shops, river. Make sure you label these.
- Think about the jobs that people do in your local area, write a profile for two or three of them then discuss similarities and differences. What kind of job would you like to do? Have local jobs changed over the last few weeks? Perhaps you could write a list of questions to ask a parent about their job.
- If you have any cress or other seeds at home perhaps you could sow these and keep a diary of changes that you notice. Write a list of what plants need. You could put your plants in different areas of your home and predict where they will grow best.
- Draw a plant and label the different parts.
- Look at ‘plants we eat’ resources on Twinkl.
- I have added some activities to ‘Science - Plants’ on Education city.
- Design a garden (draw and label).
RE - This half of term we will look at ‘God’s Rules for Living’.
- What are rules? Where do we have rules? At school? At home? In the Church? For the country? Anywhere else? Can you remember our class rules? Why do we have them? What would it be like without rules?
- Discuss the meaning of each commandment. Explain how these rules for the world come from the bible and Christians believe we should all follow them. Explain that Jews also follow these rules but they call them ‘The 10 Sayings.’
- Write a list of your own rules for living together. How similar are they to the 10 commandments? You could turn your list into a poster with some illustrations.
- Sketch the outside of your home using just a pencil. Shade to show light and dark.
- Sketch a plant, again using just a grey pencil to shade light and dark.
- Design your own daily work out which you can do inside or in the garden if you have one. What are your favourite exercises? Can you time how long it takes? Maybe you could share it with a friend on a video chat!
- If you prefer you could make up a dance routine to share with friends when you are back at school. Think back to what you learnt with Michelle!
- Design a leaflet about hand washing or another aspect of health and safety.