Teacher: Mrs H. Wain
Teaching Assistant: Mrs E. Stacey
Watch the videos. Your challenge is to create your own short dance routine using some of the movements you see in the video.
Men’s rhythmic gymnastics
Women’s rhythmic gymnastics
Rio opening ceremony
London opening ceremony
- Look at link 2020-team_dev_team_tshirts and 2020-team_dev_pres_the_story_of_the_olympic_games 2020-team_dev_pc_flags to discover different team t-shirts and the flags of the countries. You can see that the flag has been incorporated into the T-shirt design. Your challenge is to design a team t-shirt. What colours and shapes will you use? What would you call your team?
- Create an Olympic stadium using building blocks or lego.
- Make a model of the Olympic torch
Art and Design
- Visit the Olympics website to see a range of past and present Olympic mascots, including Tokyo 2020, Rio 2016 and London 2012. Draw some of the mascots and label any special features.
- Design a sports team mascot, either for a small team, class or our school. Draw the mascot using art materials and label any special features.
- Redesign the Olympic Games Logo.
- Create a fascinating facts board, all about the ancient Olympic games.
- Research the history of the Olympic Rings.
- Research Sheffield’s link with the Olympic games.
- Look at the PowerPoint about the story of the Olympics. 2020-team_dev_pres_the_story_of_the_olympic_games Use the PowerPoint to write a fact sheet about what the Olympics are.
- Look at the team sports picture cards 2020-team_dev_pc_team_sports (1) to show that sports are part of the Olympics. Guess the sports. Choose one of the sports and write about it. What is the sport? What kind of ball do they use? What is the aim of the game? How many people play on the team? Any other facts about it?
- Choose one of the countries in the Olympics and research facts to create a fact file about the country.
- Find out about where the next Olympics is taking place- Tokyo- and create a leaflet about it. What is the weather like? What things can you do there? Where can you stay?
- Design some healthy meals for athletes taking part in the Olympics. Which types of food should they eat more of? Which foods should they avoid before a race?
- Jump and measure how far using a tape measure.
- Throw a ball and measure how far you have thrown using a tape measure.
- Run and time how long it takes. Can you do it again and beat your time?
Good morning everyone 🙂
Please see below for some suggested websites for your child to access. In addition, there will be some daily phonics virtual lessons run by Read, Write, Inc on YouTube. From Monday 23rd March, Read, Write, Inc will release three short Speed Sound lessons with one of their trainers every day for the next two weeks. The films will only be available at the times below:
Set 1 Speed Sounds- 9.30am and again at 12.30pm
Set 2 Speed Sounds- 10.00am and again at 1.00pm
Set 3 Speed Sounds- 10.30am and again at 1.30pm.
I would recommend accessing the Set 3 speed sounds sessions.
They are also releasing a film of a poem to join in with at 2.00pm every day. These poems will be available on YouTube to watch again and again, so is a great opportunity to learn some poetry by heart.
To keep regular exercise happening, Joe Wicks is releasing a free thirty minute PE session at 9.00am every morning on YouTube.
Over the next few weeks, it would be nice for your children to do some writing tasks. Please see some ideas below of pieces they might create:
-Write a letter to a grandparent who your children might not be able to see at the moment, telling them what activities they have been doing.
– Write some diary entries about what they are doing and what is happening- this will be a pivotal moment in history, so children might like to look back on some of these memories when they are older.
– Create a ‘time capsule’ for children to look back on when they are older. In the capsule, they could do an ‘about me’ page, listing what their favourite things are, their goals and dreams, a picture of their family as they are now, pet pictures, local newspaper clippings, fun family memories, programmes on telly they might be watching, pieces of work they are proud of, footprints, handprints and anything else they can think of!
-Spring poetry- Let children use their senses to create a poem about Spring. Encourage them to look at what they can see, hear, smell, taste and feel.
– Write a persuasive letter to other children, telling them why it is still important to do some school work while they’re off school. Think of two reasons and write a paragraph on each.
– If you create anything at home with your children, ask them to write a recipe or instructions on how to make it.
To support further learning in Maths the following website is highly recommended as it includes a daily lesson, including a video clip that models the task, as well a follow-up activity for children. Join the #Maths Party at 10am at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
Educational games are also available to practise a range of relevant skills relating to calculations, shapes and measuring at www.activelearnprimary.co.uk, using your child’s usual log in to access personalised activities.
Times tables can also be practised using your child’s usual log in details at www.ttrockstars.co.uk.
Don’t forget to have fun with some everyday maths at home such as:
Weighing ingredients or measuring liquids for cooking and baking, or chopping food into halves, quarters or thirds
Investigating the longest and shortest object-measuring length of objects in the house or garden, using a tape measure, ruler or hand spans
Practising multiplication and division by using everyday objects to make arrays (3×5 arranged as 3 rows of toy cars with 5 in each row) or share into groups, as well as counting on and back in steps of 1, 2, 5 and 10.
Telling the time at intervals throughout the day, counting how long until…in 5 minute intervals on a clock face, or timing how many times you can…(star jump, write your name, run to the garden gate, etc) in one minute-be as creative as you like!
I hope you are all well and spending lots of time with your families. School is quiet without you all!
Mrs Wain 🙂
WORKING FROM HOME DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSURE
A pack of work has been prepared for every child if they are unable to attend school for a prolonged period due to the impact of Coronavirus.
We hope the range of worksheets in this pack will allow your child to engaged in a range of Reading, Writing and Maths activities as they would in a normal school day. In addition, the projects suggested based on ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures’ and online games set on ‘Active Learn Primary’ and ‘TTRockstars’ will hopefully be enjoyable ways to supplement the worksheets provided. All tasks are intended to practise the skills relevant to the curriculum for your child’s year group.
We would anticipate children only attempt these tasks when well and only complete a few each day dependent on your individual family’s circumstances. Further suggested links will be provided here for online learning opportunities, if school was to close for a prolonged period.
Suggested websites for home learning
Our topic this term is … Muck, Mess and Mixtures!
Our exciting topic this term is all about experimenting, creating mixtures and being creative!
In Literacy, we will be looking at the story of George’s Marvellous Medicine, where we will be writing character descriptions, poetry and letters. We will also be looking at the book ‘Revolting Rhymes’ by Roald Dahl, where we will be creating our own recipes and rhymes.
We will be following the Abacus scheme in Maths, where we will be learning to tell the time to quarter past and quarter to in digital and analogue. We will be learning to double and halve two digit numbers and we will be learning how to multiply and divide. In addition to this, we will be looking at fractions and money problems.
Our times table focus will be on the 10, 2 and 5 times table. Children have the chance to earn their gold award if they can recall all multiplications and the related division facts for each time table.
Science: In Science, we will be investigating how different liquids change when mixed with water. We will then investigate what happens when we mix water with oil and finally, we will be investgating which soap creates the most bubbles. Later in the term, after Easter, we will carry out an investigation testing the melting process and comparing the length of time it takes for particular foods to melt.
DT: In D and T, we will be tasting foods from around the world and describe the flavours. We will sort and group food, with a particular focus on healthy food. In addition, we will follow a recipe that involves melting ingredients to combine them. Finally, we will make a large bowl of messy jelly, using different coloured jelly cubes.
Art: In Art, we will be studying the artist Matisse and creating artwork based on his style. We will also create marble and bubble prints, as well as ice cream paintings. Finally, we will create food lanscapes, inspired by Carl Warner.
ICT: In ICT, we will be learning about E-safety and create posters using word to inform other children on how to stay safe on computers.
Music: In Music, we will be learning the song ‘Zootime’.
PE: Our PE topics for this term are Matball and Football.
PSHCE: In PSHCE, we will be learning about the E-safety and healthy lifestyle.
RE: In RE, our focus will be on what Easter means to Christians.
PE Days- Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Please be prepared for one or both of these lesssons being outdoors.
Remember on your way to school…
Reading diary, reading book, spelling log book
Reading diary (to be handed in today), Homework (to be handed in today), reading book, PE kit, spelling log book
Reading diary, reading book and spelling log book.
Reading diary, reading book, spelling log book
Reading diary (to be handed in again today), reading scheme book in the wallet (to be handed in today), reading book and PE Kit
Remember on your way home…
Maths homework will be sent home on a Thursday. Please hand this back in on a Tuesday, placing it in box in the classroom.
Spelling rules will be taught and tested in class through the Read, Write, Inc spelling scheme. You should also have a copy of the 100 and 200 High Frequency words, as well as the Year 2 common exceptation words for you to practise with your child at home.
The scheme book is changed every Friday and handed back out on the same day. You are welcome to change your child’s individual reading colour band book any day of the week before and after school. The individual colour band books are located in the classroom on the bookshelf.
The more times your child reads at home, the further they will proceed along the reading race track, which is situated in our cloakroom. They can also earn certificates for the amount of times they read. Our school target is for your child to read at least three times a week at home- if they achieve this target they will receive a team point.
Children can wear any appropriate indoor and outdoor sportswear for PE. They will need to bring trainers or pumps in case we do outdoor PE. Hair needs to be tied back and earrings need to be removed or plasters/ micropore tape needs to be provided.
Thursday 5th March- World Book Day
Tuesday 10th March- Friday 13th March- Toast week. Toast- 20p, Drink- 30p
Monday 30th March pm- Parents Meetings
Tuesday 31st March afternoon- Parents Meetings
Friday 3rd April- Break up for Easter at 1.30pm
Monday 20th April- Return to school
Wednesday 22nd April- Year 2 Showcase to begin at 2.00pm
Monday 4th May- Year 2 SATs month begins
Friday 22nd May- Break up for Spring Bank holiday