Welcome to Year 2 Home Learning.
Whilst working from home please make sure you are emailing a picture of ALL the work that is completed at home to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be providing feedback on work completed. Please also use this email if your child is struggling to complete the work or needs help. We will be replying to emails throughout the day
Thursday 11th February
Good morning Y2, welcome to your last day of home learning on Spring 1! You have all worked super hard and should be really proud of yourselves, we know it is not easy. Well done to the adults at home who have been supporting you with your learning and sending us your work, they have done an amazing job and should be proud of themselves also. Have a lovely week off Y2!
Today we are going to re-read our letters. Use the checklist that you wrote and the one from the previous lesson to make sure you have included anything. Could you improve your work by adding any adjectives or maybe you have spotted a spelling mistake to correct? Remember Year 2, mistakes help us learn!
Once you have completed your corrections and additions, please complete the book review! I hope you have enjoyed this story as much as I have!
Today we are going to be dividing by 10. Use you knowledge of grouping, sharing, drawing and using objects to help you. Please watch the video before completing the worksheet in your pack.
Today we are going to use all the knowledge we have developed over the past few weeks to answer these questions:
Today we are going to finish the Art topic and answer the following questions which you will find in your pack:
Wednesday 10th February
Good morning Year 2! It is a very frosty morning, I am looking forward to the warmer weather. What are you looking forward to in the Spring months?
Remember to email your work to the class email when you have finished.
Today we will finish are letter to persuade the crayons to return to Duncan. Think about each colour and why they should return! Here is a checklist of things you need to include:
- Capital letters
- Full stops/commas/exclamation marks
- Using a practice page to help with your spellings
- Neat handwriting
Today in Maths we are going to be dividing by 5. Remember to use the skills you have developed over the week such as sharing and grouping.
Watch the video link and then complete the worksheet in your pack.
Today we are thinking about how animals adapt in hot and cold places. What do certain animals have that live in cold places (such as blubber) that animals in hot places do not?
In your pack you have images and statements that need sorted into hot and cold places.
Tuesday 9th February
Good morning Y2, I hope you are all okay and staying nice and warm and wrapped up inside. Thank you to all those children who completed their work yesterday. We have more learning to complete today and once you have done it please send it to the class email (Y2@holytrinity.manchester.sch.uk)
Today we are going to begin to write are persuasive letter to the crayons from Duncan persuading them to come home. Using are notes from the previous lesson. Here is an example of what you might write. We want you to begin to write your letter today and we will finish it tomorrow. Below the letter you will find a checklist of what we need to include in a letter. You should use this alongside the checklist you created yesterday.
123 Crayon Street
It is Duncan here. I am writing to you to ask you to please come back! I would be really upset if you quit because I need each and every one of you for different things. In this letter I will explain to you why it is important that you return and how things will be even better for you than before.
Today we are going to be looking at odd and even numbers. Please watch the video below and then complete the sheet in your pack.
Monday 8th February
Good morning Year 2, it is Miss McKirgan here. I will be looking after everyone who is completing learning and home and Mrs Drayson will be in school. I hope you have all had a lovely relaxing weekend, what did you get up to? Are you ready for another week of super learning? This week is only four days of learning as on Friday the teachers have an INSET day and then next week we are off for half term. Keep up the brilliant work this week Y2, we are really proud of you.
Today we are going to think about the features of a letter.
Using this letter can you label the features and then create a checklist of things that you need to include if you were writing a letter? Once you have written the checklist email it to me.
Today we are going to be sharing and grouping, applying the knowledge we learnt last week.
Watch the video and compete the questions at the end of the video, pause it and use resources or drawings to help you.
My five senses in winter. Watch the video about senses (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9yycdm/articles/zxy987h) and then think about what you can see, hear, touch, taste and smell in the winter.
Design your own positive thinking cap!
Friday 5th February 2021
Good morning Year 2. Hope you are ready for the weekend. What will you be doing to relax? I will be walking my dog. Let me know what you will be doing?
Today we will be learning about co-ordinating conjunctions. Remember they are used to join two sentences together to help make our writing more interesting. Today we would like you to find the co-ordinating conjunctions and, but, or in the text. Challenge: Can you use these in your own sentences.
This week in maths we have been learning about making equal groups by sharing and grouping.
Today we will be applying what we have learned over this week to divide by two. Think carefully about the questions because sometimes you will need to share and sometimes you will need to group.
Watch the video (https://vimeo.com/498260506) and complete the questions in your home learning pack.
Today we are going to be looking at and thinking about special places. Think about what makes them special and why it is special to you.
Thursday 4th February
Good morning Year 2! I hope you are all feeling well and happy and are ready for another day of learning. Remember to watch the videos for help and if you are struggling please email us for extra help.
In the current Times Tables Rockstar Battle, 2T are winning. Come on 2H every point counts!
In English today we would like you to think about, if you could be a crayon for the day which colour crayon would you be and why? Choose a colour crayon and explain why you would be this crayon.
Here is an example.
If I was a crayon I would be the colour yellow. I think yellow is the best colour because it is the colour of lots of things like the sun, bananas and minions. Yellow is bright and makes us feel happy. When I think of yellow it makes me think of a big yellow sun with a smiley face. It also makes me think of a hot, sunny day and feeling warm.
Look at today’s picture. Doesn’t Animal Town look a strange place to live? Answer the looking, thinking and clue questions. For 5 green dots can you answer these extra questions?
Where do you think all the people have gone?
Would you like to live in Animal Town? Why?
Where do you think the animals are going on the bus?
Yesterday we learned how to make equal groups by grouping. Today we will watch the video (https://vimeo.com/492603961) and practise this skill. Remember,
10 ÷ 2 = 5
10 is the total.
2 is the number in each group.
5 is the number of groups.
Now please complete the sheets in your pack.
Watch the video on BBC Bitesize to learn about the different parts of the human body. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9yycdm/articles/zqhbr82
Cut out the different body parts and rearrange them to make a complete body and then label the body parts.
Today’s art lesson is about the famous British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy (there is an error on the sheets in your home learning pack as it calls him Anthony). Use the fact sheet and internet to find out key facts about his life and complete the sheet in your home learning pack.
We hope you have had a fun day learning today. We can't wait to see all your work so don't forget to email photos of your work. Y2@holytrinity.manchester.sch.uk
Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Good morning Year 2. How are you? We hope that you are all okay. It was great to see all your great placards explaining why the crayons had quit yesterday. Have a look in the gallery to see some of the fantastic work which you have all been completing at home. Remember if you need any help then please send an email to Y2@holytrinity.manchester.sch.uk and we will help you.
Here are the lessons for today.
In our English lesson today we will be thinking in more detail about how the crayons are feeling. Please listen to Mrs Drayson reading the story by following this link (https://holytrinitycofe.primarysite.media/media/wednesday-3rd-february) We would then like you to answer these questions in your home learning book.
Which crayon do you feel the sorry for? Why?
Which crayon is the happiest? Why are they so happy?
Which crayon would you like to cheer up?
What would you do to make one of the crayons feel happier?
Which crayon was the angriest? Why are they so angry?
Please have a look at the picture ‘Magic Biscuits’ and answer the looking, thinking and clue questions. The dogs in the picture are huge! For 5 green dots can you answer these extra questions?
How do you know the dogs are enjoying the biscuits?
Do you think the man will get tired filling up the dog bowls? Why do you think this?
Would you like to take these dogs for a walk? Why/why not?
I hope you have been enjoying the work we have been completing on sharing. Remember if there is anything you have found challenging or need help with, you can email myself and Miss McKirgan.
Today we will be learning how to make equal groups by grouping. When we share, we know how many groups we will make and want to find out how many are in each group. When we are grouping, we know how many are in each group and want to find out how many groups there are.
Watch the video (https://vimeo.com/492603899) and then complete the worksheets in you home learning pack.
Today in Geography we are continuing to learn about hot and cold places. Today we are going to be looking at the coldest place on Earth – Antarctica. We have already begun to explore this continent in our Geography and English work before Christmas so you might want to use some of the information that you can remember to help you today. Please read the fact file, in your home learning pack, about Antarctica and use this information to help you to complete the questions.
In our PSHE lesson today we are going to continue to think about Children’s Mental Health week and the theme of finding ways to express yourself. Today we would like you to watch the following video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STdJ__8ORyE&feature=youtu.be) and either complete the activity or draw a picture which shows how your feeling today.
Tuesday 2nd February 2021.
Good morning Year 2. Thank you for sending me some pictures of the work which completed yesterday, I really enjoyed looking at it and reading your great ideas. I was so busy yesterday telling you all those facts about February that I forgot to announce that last week’s TT Rockstars battle winners were 2H. Great work 2H! The MVP’s for last week were David and Tim in 2H and Noah and David in 2T! Super work! You have all earned 5 green dots! Another battle has been set, let’s see if 2T can beat 2H? I wonder who will be this week’s MVP’s?
Well done for making some fantastic predictions about the story yesterday! Lots of you were able to look at the front cover and think about what the story was going to be about. In today’s English lesson we will be thinking more carefully about how the crayons are feeling. Follow this link to listen to Mrs Drayson reading the story and find out what is making the crayons so unhappy.
Once you have listened to the story we would like you to choose a crayon and make a placard which explains how they are feeling and why. Here is my example –
Did you enjoy the work we did yesterday on making equal groups by sharing? Today we are going to continue to practise this skill. Remember when we make equal groups by sharing, we need to be fair and make sure that each group has the same number of objects in it. Watch the video (https://vimeo.com/492603633) to help you before completing the questions in your home learning pack.
This morning I would like you to have a look at the picture ‘The Troll’ and the answer the looking, clue and thinking questions. You will need to look very carefully at the picture to see what he is holding and to find out where he is. What he is holding in his hand is a clue to where he is!
Challenge questions for 5 green dots – There are lots of people in the picture. How do you think they feel about the Troll? Why do you think that? Do you think the Troll is a friendly troll?
Over the next few weeks in Art we are going to be finding out about and investigating sculptures and sculptors. Sculptures are 3 dimensional pieces of art work which are made by putting together a range of solid materials such as wood, clay, paper, metal, stone and even ice. Sculptures are sometimes about the human body but they can be about anything! A sculptor is the artist who designs and makes the sculpture.
Today we would like you to have a look at these sculptures which have been made by some well-known sculptors and think about what you like about the sculptures, what you don’t like about the sculptures and which sculpture is your favourite. Please complete this work on the sheet in your home learning pack.
For PE today we would like you to watch the video from “This Is PE” and try the activity “Throwing for Accuracy”. Remember to email myself and Miss McKirgan how you get on.
Monday 1st February
Good morning year 2! Miss McKirgan and I hope that you are all okay and have had a good weekend. I am looking after all of you who are Remote Learning this week so it will be me answering your emails and calling to see how you are all doing with your learning and Miss McKirgan will be in class.
As today is Monday the 1st of February and the start of a new month I thought it would be nice to share with you some Fun February Facts! (Did you spot my alliteration Year 2?!)
February is the shortest month of the year.
February has 28 days and 29. The 29th day is every 4 years during a leap year.
It is the third and final month of winter.
In the Southern Hemisphere February is a summer month.
Here are a few special days which are celebrated in February.
Chinese New Year – The Year of the Ox – 12th February
Valentine’s day - 14th February.
Pancake Tuesday 16th February
Ash Wednesday – 17th February
I know that this week is going to be another super week of learning, Year 2 and I am really looking forward to seeing all your work.
Here are the lessons which we would like you to complete today.
In today’s English lesson we are going to be reading a new story. The story which Miss McKirgan and I have chosen is ‘The day the crayons quit!’ This is one of my favourite stories to read because it is very funny. Watch the video below to find out what Miss McKirgan and I would like you to do in your English lesson today and then please send your work to the class email address. https://holytrinitycofe.primarysite.media/media/the-day-the-crayons-quit-prediction
Have a look at the picture titled the ‘King of Winter’ and answer the looking, clue and thinking questions. To earn 5 green dots can you answer my challenge questions and describe where the man is and what you think he is doing? I can’t wait to read your ideas!
This week in maths we are going to be learning about making equal groups by sharing and grouping.
Today we will be working on sharing. When we share we must be fair and make sure that each group has the same number of objects. We can share 1 at a time but sometimes this can take a long time so we may want to look for a quicker, more efficient method. Sometimes if we look at the images or concrete resources, we can see groups of objects we can share. Watch the video (https://vimeo.com/492603273) and complete the questions in your home learning pack.
Over the past few weeks we have being learning about animals and humans. You have classified animals using the group names – fish, amphibian, mammal, reptile and birds and you have thought carefully about how the animals in each of these groups are the same or different. You have also sorted and classified the animals by their diet (omnivore, carnivore or herbivore) and you have thought about what animals need to survive. Today we would like you to use all this knowledge to help you think of your own ways to sort the animals. You could choose to sort them by fish and reptiles, by where they live (pond or woods) or by their diet. You might be able to think of something completely different.
This week is Children’s Mental Health week and the theme is about expressing yourself. Expressing yourself is about finding creative ways to share thoughts, feelings or ideas. Expressing yourself is not about being the best at something it is about finding a way to show how you are feeling and make you feel good about yourself. Watch the video clip to see if you can spot the different ways that the people in the video are expressing themselves - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfbOkWFTRAw
After you have watched the video think about how you like to express yourself. Do you like to paint or draw, dance or perform? Draw a picture or ask an adult to take a picture of you expressing yourself and then explain how this makes you feel. E.g. – I like to dance because it makes me feel happy and calm.
Friday 29th January
Good morning Y2 and happy Friday! One more day of home learning and then you can relax and enjoy your weekend. Try and get outside for a walk or a play as fresh air and being outside is not only good for your body but good for your mind too!
Today we finish our series of lessons on 'How to catch' a giant. After you have finished your instructions please send them to the school email address.
Today we will being learning about are 10x tables. This is something that you can use TTRS to practise! If you have any questions or need help please email the class email.
We are thinking about what is important to you and where you think people can find God.
Draw a picture of it and write a sentence to describe it.
Complete this in your work book.
Thursday 28th January
Good morning Year 2, I hope you are all okay and keeping safe. You will find today's work set below. We have really enjoyed receiving your work via the school email (Y2@holytrinity.manchester.sch.uk) however you can also use this email to let us know how you are feeling and if we can help support you. We know that it is a very different time and we want to help and support you in any way we can!
Once you have watched the video we would like you to continue to write your instructions on 'How to catch a fire giant'. Remember to include those time connectives, imperative verbs and can you add some adverbs?
Today we will be going to learn more about 5x tables. Like yesterday, if you are struggling you can draw an array or create one using objects in your home! You will also find your challenge below.
Today in science we are going to find out what all animals need to survive. Watch the video https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zx38wmnand make a poster showing what animals need to survive.
Today we would like you to make a fruit salad using the instructions you wrote in the previous lesson. Make sure you have an adult with you and have their permission. You can then send a picture of your fruit salad to the class email address!
Wednesday 27th January
Good morning Year 2, I hope you are well! We are coming to the end of January, what month will we be going into? Some of the children in school were discussing their favourite thing about Winter. Some said playing in the snow and some said staying wrapped up warm inside! What is your favourite thing? Today we have lots more learning to complete, remember if you are ever struggling with your learning you can ask your adult to phone or email us J
Today we are going to begin to write are instructions on ‘How to catch a fire giant’. You need to have your boxed up set of instructions handy in order to help you remember the key points. Once you have watched the video you need to complete the Introduction and equipment list. I would then like you to re-read your work and improve 1 sentence. I am looking forward to reading your instructions!
Today we are going to be focusing on our 2x tables. To help you answer the questions on the sheet you must watch the following video in order to help consolidate your knowledge. If you are struggling, you can draw the repeated addition to help you or use objects in your house such as pasta to create and array.
Here is the challenge to complete:
In your pack you will find today’s session. Using the internet if you can, please research the different places and collect some key facts about each place. If you cannot access the internet, write what you already know or can predict from the image!
Who I am?
Watch this video and think about these questions.
Even in lockdown what could you do for one of your friends?
How did Lucy feel? What should they have done instead?
How can you make a positive impact?
Send a picture of your Friendship flower to the class email.
Tuesday 26th January 2021
Good morning Y2. Thank you for sending me and Miss McKirgan lots of lovely work yesterday. We are so proud of all the hard work you are putting in whilst learning at home. Remember if you are finding something challenging keep trying, persevere and be resilient. You can always email us for help or ask when we phone to speak to your parents or carers.
To identify the features of instructions.
In today’s English lesson you are going to be listening to a set of instructions which tell you how to catch a Stone Giant. Stone Giants sound very sneaky and tricky so you need to listen carefully! As you are listening to the instructions you need to be thinking about the work which you completed last week and the features which are important in instructions. A feature is part of the instructions which make them easy to follow – e.g. Imperative verbs are a feature of instructions because they tell you what you need to do. Time connectives are another feature of instructions because they help you to know what order to complete the steps in.
Watch the video by following this link – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-features-of-instructions-6hk6cc?activity=video&step=1
Once you have watched the video please write a list of the features of an instruction text and email them to the class email address.
To make doubles
Today in maths we are going to be making doubles. Remember when we double we add the same number to itself. For example, double of 2 is 2 + 2 = 4.
Watch the video below and then complete the worksheet.
Can you say if the statement is True or False and explain why? Can you prove it using objects in your home or using a pictorial representation (a drawing)?
Remember to send a picture of your completed work to the class email address.
Your reading task for today can be found in your home learning pack. Today we would like you to read and answer questions for the stories – Gifts for the Twins and Alexander’s Adventure. Once you have read these stories and answered the questions, please send your work to the class email address.
DT (Design Technology)
In today’s DT lesson you will be thinking about making your own fruit salad and writing the instructions to help you do this. To help you, think about the fruit salad instructions which you ordered last week and the instructions which you have been completing in English. Before you start writing, think about the fruit and the equipment you will need. Will you need a bowl? A spoon? Next think about how you will prepare the fruit so that it is ready to put in your fruit salad. What will you do next? After that? What will your final instruction be?
Once you have written your instructions, draw a picture of what you think your fruit salad will look like. We can’t wait to read your instructions and see your fruit salad design.
Mrs Drayson loves to do Yoga or Balance sessions in her spare time! Yoga helps your body become stronger and more flexible. It also helps with your coordination and memory and it can help you feel calm and relaxed. To help you relax after a busy day of learning today, we would like you complete a Cosmic Yoga session and email us with your favourite part or your favourite pose. Click on the link to watch and follow the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11V1T4IVPtY
Monday 25th January
Good morning Y2, I hope you had a lovely weekend and are ready for another week of home learning! Above you will see the timetable for this week and below today's learning activities.
In today’s lesson we are going to learn how to box up for purpose. This means that we are going to think about the purpose of each bit of the instructions.
Once you have watched the video, you will be able to box up the instructions yourself! Remember, it’s okay if your drawings are not the best, as long as you can recognise them that’s okay!
Once you have boxed up your instructions can you complete the challenge and add the adverbs? Think about each step and which adverb would fit best.
When you are climbing up the ladder you would do this ‘carefully’
I am looking forward to receiving your boxed up instructions!
Today we are going to be talking about feelings. How are you feeling today? What colour might you be on the emotional barometer?
I am feeling happy because I have been receiving lots of amazing work from Y2 but I am also feeling a little bit sad, because I miss seeing all of your smiling faces!
Watch this link and help think how to cheer up Jem!
Today we are going to be having another look at repeated addition and multiplication. In order to help us, we need to use arrays to support our understanding. Do you know what an array is?
Arrays have rows that run from left to right. They have the same amount of objects in each row, and in each column.
We can build arrays using concrete objects such as counters or draw them pictorial.
Watch the following video to help you answer the questions on the worksheet:
In today's Science lesson you will be sorting and classifying animals by their diet. Remember that your diet is what you eat.
When scienctists classify animals using their diet they sort them into the categories of carnivore, herbivore or omnivore. A carnivore eats only meat. A herbivore eats only plants and an omnivore eats both.
Watch the following clip to help you https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwfd2p3
Once you have watched the clip please complete the Venn diagram in your work pack.
Your reading task for today can be found in the work pack which you have recieved. Today we would like you to read and answer the questions for the stories - Dad's Bag and Pop to the shop. Remember to email your work to the class website.
Friday 22nd January 2021
Good morning Year 2, are you looking forward to the weekend? I hope you have enjoyed all of the activities we have been doing this week? We hope you have a great day and enjoy the weekend. Thank you for all your hard work.
To summerise information.
In today’s English lesson we will be learning how to summarise. When we summarise we are looking to select and choose what is the most important information. Summarising means I have less information to remember so it is easier to remember. Think about this sentence -
I went to the large supermarket to buy some lovely, juicy, shiny apples.
I might decide that “I went to the supermarket” is the most important piece of information but I might decide that “I bought some apples” is more important.
Today we are going to join Miss Cashin from Oak National Academy and practise summarising as we learn how to catch frost giants.
Watch the Oak National Academy by following this link – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-summarise-key-points-69k34d
I hope you have enjoyed the story about the girl and the bubbles (Literacy Shed https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html). Which was your favourite place that the girl visited with the bubbles? Mine was when she went into space and caught a star.
Today I would like you to think about where you would go if the girl gave you the bubbles. Why would you go there? What would you do? How would it make you feel?
How did you get on with yesterday’s lesson? Did you understand that multiplication is an efficient method of repeated addition? Did you remember to send pictures of your work to the class email address (Y2@holytrinity.manchester.sch.uk).
Today we are going to use our knowledge of equal groups and multiplication to calculate how many objects there are in pictorial representations. We are also going to learn to draw pictorial representations to help us solve multiplication problems.
Now complete the worksheet in your pack.
Our value for this half term is wisdom. Can you find out what wisdom means? Write what you find out on the owl and pictures of ways you have been wise e.g. making good choices or being a kind friend.
Thursday 21st January 2021
Good morning Year 2. I hope you are feeling happy, safe and well? Are you looking forward to another fun day of learning? We have lots of exciting lessons planned. But first there is some sad news for 2H...
Times Tables Rockstars
Oh dear 2H! It looks like our time as champions is coming to an end because yesterday 2T increased their lead! If you haven't played yet have a go because your class needs you!! If you have played, have another go and earn some extra points.
To use the subordinating conjunctions ‘when’ and ‘if’.
In today’s English lesson we will be learning how to use the subordinating conjunctions ‘when’ and ‘if’. Remember that a conjunction is a word or words which are used to join two clauses or sentences together. A subordinating conjunction is used to add more detail to a sentence.
Watch the Oak National Academy by following this link – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-the-subordinating-conjunctions-when-and-if-cnh6ar
Once you have watched the video use the subordinating conjunctions when and if to add more detail to the sentences below.
- Dig a deep hole when…
- Sing louder if…
- Use the ladder…
- Sneak up…
Challenge – Can you put the subordinating conjunction at the beginning of the sentences?
Today we are going to think about how the girl is feeling at the start of the story and how she is feeling at the end. You should watch the story again so you can think about this (Literacy Shed https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html). We would like to you write two speech bubbles using adjectives to describe her feelings. Remember an adjective is a word that is used to describe a noun.
I am feeling joyful. Feeling is the noun and joyful is the adjective because it describes how I am feeling.
At the beginning she looks sad and the weather is dark, dreary and dull. After she finds the bubbles, she becomes happier and happier. She is happiest when she gives the bubbles away to help the other girl stop feeling sad. Try and use lots of different and interesting adjectives in your writing and remember you are writing in role as the girl. I am … not she is…
Challenge – Can you say why the girl is feeling a particular way?
Yesterday we were learning how to add equal groups. This is known as repeated addition. If I have 3 equal groups of 2 this is the same as 2 + 2 + 2 = 6. Think how difficult it would be if I had 10 or more equal groups to add together.
Today we will be learning more about multiplication which is one of the four basic operations of maths. It is an efficient method of repeated addition. Watch the video to find out more and then complete the worksheet in your home learning pack.
Wednesday 20th January 2021
Good morning Year 2. I am really pleased with the work that you have been sending me. I have seen some lovely acting out the instructions on how to catch a fire giant. If one ever comes to live near school, I am sure we will be able to catch him! Did you enjoy the story of the little girl and the bubbles? My favourite part is when the bubbles make the girl happy, the weather changes to reflect her mood. I have also been looking at some marvellous maths and DT.
Please keep up your hard work and remember to send in copies of all your work.
Times Table Rockstars
In the current battle 2T are currently in the lead. Well done, but there is still time for a 2H comeback.
To use imperative verbs.
In today’s English lesson we are going to be learning about, finding and using imperative verbs. Remember that imperative verbs are used in sentences which tell you how to do something. It commands you to do something, so they are usually bossy! You need to use your bossy voice!
To help you with the today’s lesson please follow this link to the Oak National Academy –
Once you have watched the video please complete the following activity.
Using imperative verbs complete the sentences below. Remember that you need to write the same sentence 3 times using a different imperative verb each time.
E.g. Walk to the fire giant’s house.
Tiptoe to the fire giant’s house.
Sneak to the fire giant’s house.
Complete these sentences and then please send a picture of your work to the class email address.
- ________ to the fire giant’s house.
- ________ as loud as you can.
- ________ the giant into the hole.
Challenge—Can you add adverbs to some of your sentences? Remember that an adverb modifies (describes) the verb – it tells the reader how something is being done or should be done.
E.g. Run quickly or run slowly.
Run is the verb. Quickly or slowly are the adverbs.
Can you use any of the following adverbs in your sentences?
quietly, confidently, slowly, loudly, quickly, carefully
To make equal groups.
Yesterday we learned how to make equal groups. Today we will be learning how to add equal groups. Remember you can use groups of objects to help you or you may want to draw pictures.
Watch the video here - https://vimeo.com/488110327
Now please complete the worksheet in your work pack.
Today we would like you to sequence the story. Think carefully about which picture come first and then what comes next. Once you have finished does the story make sense? Can you retell the story to a grown up in your house?
In today’s geography we are going to sort the words and images into two groups. Some will be pictures of and words about cold places and some will be about hot places. Look carefully for clues in the pictures. Can you see anything that helps you decide? You may want to use the internet to help you sort the words. You could look at a world map to help you decide whether the places are hot or cold or you could look up their meanings.
This afternoon we would like you to complete the following PSHE activity about hobbies in your Home Learning book. Hobbies are an important way for you to learn new things, help you to relax and have a happy and healthy mind. In today's lesson you will think about your hobbies and how they make you feel. To help you with this lesson please watch the following video - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/my-hobbies-74vkcd?activity=video&step=1
The lady in the video talks about keeping a scrapbook but you do not need to do this unless you want to. We would just like you to draw a hobby chart and tell us how your hobbies make you feel.
Tuesday 19th January 2021
Good morning Year 2. I hope that you are all okay and that you enjoyed the activities that we asked you to complete yesterday. I recieved some great work from lots of you yesterday and it was really nice to see what you have all been up to whilst you are learning from home. If you have a look at the Gallery below you should be able to see some of the work which you have sent to the class email address. Take a look! Can you see your work displayed?
Times Table Rockstars - I forgot to mention yesterday that Year 2H were the winners of the 1st battle! Well done 2H!! Amazing work, I am so proud of you!! I am also very proud of 2T who worked so hard to challenge us. 2H won by 6 points! This is the closest battle that I have ever seen, so well done to both teams especially to Tim and Bright who were the MVPs of this week and earn 5 green dots each.
I have set up another battle for this week. Can 2H remain the champions or will 2T take the title from us?
To tell a set of instructions from memory.
In today’s English lesson we will be memorising and remembering the instructions for ‘How to catch a fire giant.’ You will need the story map which you created in yesterday’s lesson and you need to be ready to act out the instructions. When you are acting out the instructions you will need to think about which words are important in the instructions – e.g. in the instruction watch the fire giant eat the chillies the words watch and the giant eat are important because these help you to remember what the instruction is.
Watch the video from the Oak National Academy to help you with today’s lesson –
Once you have watched the lesson please ask a grown up at home to take a picture of you acting out some of the instructions and send them to the class email address.
Challenge – How far can you speak through the instructions without looking at your map?
Can you beat Mrs Drayson? I only managed to remember 3 of the instructions. Let me know how well you do.
To make equal groups.
In today’s Maths lesson we are going to continue to learn how to make equal groups. In this session the children in the video are trying to find out how many equal groups they can make with fruit and footballs. You may want to use objects that you have at home to help you make the groups alongside the children. This will help you to understand how the children have decided to group the objects and help you to find different ways of grouping a given amount.
Watch the video here - https://vimeo.com/488108584
Then please complete the worksheet in your work pack.
Watch the video of this week's story on the Literacy Shed (https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html) and answer the looking, clue and thinking questions from your pack. Remember the answer for a looking question is in the story, a clue question is where there is a hint in the story and a thinking question is where you make links between the story and other stories or things you have done in your own life. In the clue question this week think about how the girl looks and feels when she blows the bubbles.
Over the next two weeks we will making a fruit salad. Today we would like you look at some fruits that you have at home and draw what the fruit looks like on the outside and on the inside. We would then like you to think of some words that might describe the inside and outside of the fruit. The worksheet for this activity can be found in your home learning pack.
For PE today we would like you to follow this link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs_g2B-D7zg and complete the PE session with Joe Wicks. You can then email me telling me what yiou enjoyed about it and why. What was your favourite exercise?
Monday 18th January 2021.
Good morning Year 2. This is Mrs Drayson. I hope that you have all had a lovely weekend and that you are all ready for a new week of learning. This week I will be putting all of the work on to the website and answering your emails. I am also here to help you if you need any help with your work. If you are finding something challenging or you don't understand something then please send me an email or phone school and I will be able to help you.
Remember you must send in pictures of all the work that you complete to Y2@holytrinity.manchester.sch.uk so that I can give you feedback.
To listen to instructions and answer questions.
In today’s English Lesson we are going to be listening to a set of instructions which teach us ‘How to catch a fire giant’. I have never seen a fire giant so I am interested to find out how we can catch one so I can find what they look like!
Click on the following link and watch the video from the Oak National Academy to watch today’s lesson and discover how we can catch a fire giant.
Once you have listened to the instructions you will need to create a story map which shows the steps you need to follow to catch fire giants. Here is my story map! I am looking forward to seeing yours.
When you have finished drawing your map, use it to help you answer the following questions:
- What equipment do we need to use to help you catch a fire giant?
- Why do we need to sing the fire giant’s favourite song?
- Why do we lay chilli peppers outside the giant’s house?
- When should you pour ice water over the giants?
Today in Maths we are continuing to learn about multiplication. To help us to become more confident at this we need to have a good understanding of grouping and equal groups. Watch the White Rose Maths Hub video https://vimeo.com/488106597.
Then complete the worksheet which is included in your work pack. If you haven’t received your work pack yet a copy of it the worksheet is below and you can write the answers in Home Learning Book.
Look at the picture and make a prediction about what you think the story will be about. Remember to use the clues in the picture? Where is the story set? Who can you see? How are they feeling? Think about other stories you have read and think about what might happen in this story.
Today in Science we are going to think about where we might see different animals. Look at the pictures and think about where you might see them. The group they belong to may help you e.g. amphibians live in water when they are young and on land when they grow up, so you might find a toad near a pond. You might see them in them more than one place e.g. you might see a dog in the park or on the street. Some animals fly so you might see them in the sky, but you might also see them in a tree.
When you have completed the sheet with the pictures have a go at thinking of your own animals and where you might see them. As an extra challenge can you think of at least one animal from each group, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals.
Being able to give and receive compliments is important because it helps us see and appreciate what’s good and what we like in those around us. It makes both the giver and receiver of compliments feel happier and good about themselves.
In your home learning book write a compliment for each of these situations – what would you say to them?
- Your friend is wearing a shirt you like.
You might say ‘I like your new shirt, it is a nice colour.’
- Your mum has had her haircut.
- Your classmate has got the answer right.
- Your team mate scores a goal.
Good morning Year 2,
We have come to the end of another week of home learning and the Year 2 team are so proud of everyone who has been working super hard at home to complete the work set each day. To finish the week we have English, Maths, reading which you will find in your packs and we would also like you to continue practicing TTRS and Numbots. Remember, TTRS battle ends on Monday!
We hope you have a lovely weekend, staying safe and smiling
Thursday 14th January
Good morning Y2,
Thank you to all the children who submitted their work yesterday, you have done a super job! Well done also to the adults or siblings helping you with your work at home, remember to thank them Y2! Today we have Maths, English, Science and Art to complete. I am looking forward to receiving your work
Happy Wednesday Y2
I hope you are all okay. Well done to everyone who has taken part in the TTRS battle, so far 2H are in the lead (by quite a lot!), come on 2T! Using TTRS is a fantastic way to learn and remember are times tables.
Today you have English, Maths, Geography and PSHE to complete. Remember to send your work to the class email (Y2@holytrinity.manchester.sch.uk). I am looking forward to receiving more fantastic work.
Good morning Year 2,
How are you today? Let me know via the class email while you are submitting today's work Today you have English, Maths, Art and a PE session to complete. It is really important that while you are at home you keep active, it is important physically and keeps are minds healthy!
We have been receiving work from lots of children, well done! Keep an eye on the gallery as I will be uploading your work here.
Keep working hard Y2!
Monday 11th January
Good morning Year 2,
We hope you all had a lovely weekend! Even though it has been cold it is good to spend time outdoors, I enjoyed going on walks and getting some fresh air! We would love to hear all about your weekend via the school email address (Y2@holytrinity.manchester.sch.uk) alongside today's work. Below, you will find uploaded today's English, Maths, Science and PSHE work to be completed. I look forward to receiving your work, well done to everyone who has sent their work so far- we are really proud of the effort you have put into it :)
There is now a battle set up on TTRS between 2H and 2T, it is set for the 2s,5s and 10 times tables. It is speedy, but practice makes perfect! Good luck to both classes.Winning class all get a green dot!!
Friday 8th January 2021
Happy Friday Year 2!
Well done to all those children who have worked super hard this week. We know that things are very different and the way you have engaged so well with your learning- we are really proud of you.
To finish the week we have some more fun activities for you to complete. Please make sure that you complete the work which we have set for English, Maths, TTRS and reading independently (which is in the pack we sent home). Remember that these activities can be found by clicking on the Home Learning star above. After you have completed the work which we have set, remember that you need to send us a copy or a picture of your work. We are really looking forward to finding out what you have been up to. We have been really impressed with your work so far!
We would like to say a big well done to Lily - Mae, Africa, Jessica, Bright, Jayden, Juno and Erin for sending us pictures of the work which they completed yesterday! You have all worked very hard and produced some great work. Keep up the good work!
Have a lovely weekend!
The Year 2 Team
Thursday 7th January 2021
Hello Year 2.
We hope that you are all okay and are keeping your minds busy with lots of learning.
Today we have lots of exciting things for you to be doing! Please make sure that you complete the work which we have set for English, Maths, Science and Art. Remember that these activites can be found by clicking on the Home Learning star above. After you have completed the work which we have set, remember that you need to send us a copy or a picture of your work. We are really looking forward to finding out what you have been up to. It is important to complete your work to keep learning and to keep yur mind healthy.
We would like to say a big well done to Lily - Mae, Africa and Jessica for sending us pictures of the work which they completed yesterday! You have all worked very hard and produced some great work. Keep up the good work! Like the Lion in the story we all feel very proud of you. Take a look in the gallery to see the work which they have completed.
Have a great day Year 2 .
The Year 2 Team
Wednesday 6th January 2021
Good morning Year 2.
We hope that you are all okay and are safe and well.
We are really looking forward to seeing the work which you have been completing at home. Today's lessons are Maths, English, Geography and PSHE. These can be found in the 'Home Learning' section of ouur class webpage. Remember you need to send pictures of the work which you have completed each day to the Year 2 email address so that we can have a look at the work which you have been completing at home. You can complete the activities which you have been set in your Remote Learning book which we sent home last term (the red book). The email address which you need to send your work to is - Y2@holytrinity.manchester.sch.uk
Shortly you will recieve some information of how to access two online resources for practising addition and subtraction and multiplication and division. We are really looking forward to seeing who can improve their rapid recall (remembering quickly) their addition and subtraction facts and their multiplication and division facts. I will be setting a Times Table battle next week between 2H and 2T so let's see who can be victorious in battle! Everyone should take part in the battle and Miss McKirgan and I will be looking to see who has a great score. These children will earn themselves some green dots!!
We would just like to say a big well done to Tim, Lily - Mae and Kacper for making a great start to remote learning. We are all very proud of you, you have produced some great work and have worked very hard! Lovely, neat handwriting too!! Keep up the good work! Some of your work can be seen in the Gallery at the top of this page.
Have a good day Year 2 and we look forward to seeing the work which you have completed.
The Year 2 Team.
Welcome to Spring term,
We hope that everyone had a really enjoyable break. Did you get up to anything exciting?
As you know we will not be together in school for a little while. Although that makes us sad, we still will have lots of learning to complete together and we can keep in touch using the class email (Y2@holytrinity.manchester.sch.uk).
We will be uploading work daily, you can access this by clicking on the yellow star labelled 'Home learning' on our class page. You can use the work books we provided and we expect this to be completed. You can take a picture of your work and email it to us to see your amazing work!
We hope that you keep safe, smiling and learning while at home.
Year 2 team
Homework Friday 13th November 2020
For homework this week we would like you to write some expanded noun phrases to describe parts of this picture from the story Stardust.
Mrs Drayson has uploaded a video reminding you about expanded noun phrases. Follow the link below.
Remember homework needs to be returned by Thursday.
If you complete this HW and return to school by next Thursday, you will receive 3 green dots!
Friday 6th November
Using this picture please can you write 5 sentences using alliteration.
The terrific and terrifying tiger.
Make sure to remember capital letters and full stops!
Welcome to Year 2
In Year 2 the children will be taught by
Miss McKirgan and Mrs Drayson
Our Year 2 staff team will also include Miss Patel, Miss Lynn & Miss Flynn
Things to Remember
The Year 2 email address is Y2@holytrinity.manchester.sch.uk. Please use this email to send us work and pictures of children in Year 2 working and having fun at home. This email will be checked on a weekly basis.