Year 2

Guess what!

You can share the best bits of your learning with Miss Fittall. Please ask your parents/carers to take a photo and email it to her at: year2@east-farleigh.kent.sch.uk


We cannot guarantee a reply to every email but we will read them all and may give you a special mention on our class page. Make sure you stick to our online safety rules (these are on our online safety page: https://www.east-farleigh.kent.sch.uk/key-information/online-safety

Welcome to our class page. :)

Every day I will set you some Maths, Reading, Writing and Topic based work. I will be looking to see who is completing the work and may even award some Dojo points to children who I can see are working really hard at home.

Miss Fittall

Easter :D

Good afternoon Year Two!


Well we have made it to the end of Term 4 and I would just like to say a huge well done to every single one of you for working your absolute socks off, both in school and at home. I have been so impressed with how much work you have all been doing at home and how amazing your work has been. Please make sure you thank your grown ups for taking the time to help you with your learning.

A huge well done to Lola, Eloise, William B, Emily, Zachary, Charlie, Ivy, Zak, Hannah, Elliott, Katherine, Emilis, Theo, Dylan and Roman for all of the work I have seen today. :D


I have put together a selection of ideas for things that you could choose to do over the Easter holidays to keep yourselves busy. Don't worry, there's not a lot of writing involved and they're all designed to be fun and easy!


I hope you all have the lovely Easter break that you deserve- children and parents alike! :D

Miss Fittall

I saw this calender idea and thought it would be a lovely thing for you to do. I am aware that it is for the month of January but I thought that you could make your own one for the month of April. Then, every day write something in it that you have done that day that has made you happy.


If you would like to keep an Easter diary alongside this, whether it just has pictures or writing too it would be a great memory for you to keep to look back on.


If you want to have a look at other examples of calenders that you could make or to download the one I have shown you for yourself, the link is:

https://www.actionforhappiness.org/calendars

If you enjoy a game of Monopoly, this version will certainly keep you fit and active over the coming weeks.

Easter Egg template.pdf

This Easter egg template could keep you busy for ages. How many different designs can you think of?

Hopefully if you click on the egg then it should open up into a PDF... fingers crossed!

:D

Wednesday 1st April

Good morning!

I would just like to say a massive well done to all of you. This is our last day of virtual classroom before the Easter holidays - please do not worry if you do not complete all of the tasks every day, do what you can and remember to make time for you as well! Try to stay in contact with each other if you can, it was so lovely to see how many of you called each other yesterday- certainly made me smile!

Another big well done to Evelyn, Zachary, Zak, Eloise, Dylan, Charlie, Darcie, Emily, William, Theo, Ivy, Emilis, Hannah, Theo, Katherine, Roman, James and Isobelle for some lovely work again yesterday :)

I hope you do have a lovely day and remember, last day before Easter! :D

Miss Fittall

English

Writing

We are all really familiar with the lenses we use for writing in school, and many of us are experts at sentence stacking too. Now it's time to join in with Jane and show your mums and dads what amazing writers you are - they can even join in too!

Super Sentence Stacking

with Jane Considine, author of The Write Stuff

https://bit.ly/2UmEU10

LESSONS START AT 9:45am - DON'T BE LATE!

Click on the picture of Jane to join her YouTube channel and take part in her super sentence stacking lessons every morning at 9:45am

If you want to do more or can't access YouTube...

Well... your poem is now completed!

Some of you have already beaten me to this however, today is the day for you to write your poems up in neat. BUT first I have a checklist for you to work through just to make sure your poem is the best it can possibly be.

Have a read through and check for the following things:

  • Capital letters at the start of every new line
  • Appropriate punctuation at the end of a line, usually a comma or a full stop
  • Have you used at least one question mark in your poem?
  • Have you used at least one exclamation mark in your poem?
  • Exciting vocabulary throughout
  • Humour
  • Alliteration
  • That it makes perfect sense


Read your poem out loud to an adult before you then write it up. Remember to make sure it is your neatest handwriting and decorate your page as well if you can!

Reading/ Comprehension

Today I would like you to:


  • Spend 10 minutes reading a book either with or to somebody in your house.
  • Spend 15 minutes on Read Theory.
  • Have a listen to another one of David Walliams' stories. It is sometimes good to just sit quietly and listen to somebody else read a story for a while so just take a moment to relax and have a listen :)


Maths

For your Maths today I would like you to:

  • Complete your MyMaths activity, remember you can do the lesson as well as the activity if you want to.
  • Spend 15 minutes playing 'Hit the Button' that I have given you a link to on the side. This is a times tables practise game and you can choose how hard you want to make it for yourself. Don't worry, you don't have to do your 8 times table, it is just the picture!

As a challenge can you solve the following questions:

  • 1/2 of 16=
  • 2/4 of 32=
  • 1/3 of 21=
  • 3/4 of 28=
  • 2/3 of 36=
  • 4/4 of 40=

Remember how many different ways you can use to solve these calculations, eg bar models, pictures or using your number facts.

Topic/ Creative

RE/ Art:

For your RE this afternoon we are going to continue with the theme of Easter. So, I would like you to create your own Easter picture. This could include Easter eggs, flowers, chicks or even the Easter bunny.


Computing:

So many of you engaged so well with the touch typing so I thought I would put the link to it on here again for you. Saves you having to scroll down to find it. Also, don't worry, these links will stay active and still work even when we are not setting any more work over the holidays :)


I hope you all have a lovely day and remember... make time for you as well!

:D

Tuesday 31st March

Good morning Class Two, I hope you are all well :)

Lets's start the morning with some more shout outs for some of the lovely work I was emailed yesterday. So, a big well done to Roman, James, Lola, Charlie, Hannah, Danny, Emilis, Eloise, Katherine, Isobelle, Zachary, Darcie, Zak, Theo, Alfie, Dylan and Ivy!

A special mention to Emily and William B who did some awesome work yesterday with Miss Vickery, well done you two keep it up!

Hope you all have another wonderful day and be sure to keep smiling :)

Miss Fittall

English

If you want to do more or can't access YouTube...

Today you will be writing the last verse of your poem woo hoo!

This verse will be an action verse and it's where you get to be creative by describing what will happen to the reader if you don't get your pet back.

Try to be creative and not just copy my example.

As a challenge can you use an exclamation in your poem?

Reading/ Comprehension

For your reading today I would like you to:

  • Spend 20 minutes on Spelling Shed (link below) practising your spellings for the week.
  • Complete one comprehension task on Read Theory or log on to Collins Connect and work through a story from there that is your book colour.

Maths

For your Maths today I would like you to:

  • Complete your task on MyMaths.
  • Spend 15 minutes on TTRS if you can.
  • Have a look at the White Rose Hub task that I have linked to the side. There is a whole lesson on there about recognising thirds. I would like you to have a go at completing the activity on Lesson One, however if you would like to go through the whole lesson as a reminder then feel free! Finding thirds is something we didn't get to spend enough time on in class so would be something really useful for you all to practise.

Topic/ Creative

Art:

For your art this week I would like you to have a go at designing your own kite. This was something that we started in school but never quite got to finish. You could even have a go at making it into a proper kite during the week if you want to :)

PE:

You have all be so amazing at keeping active over the last week so all of those amazing activities you are doing, keep them up!

I have put a couple of ideas for other things you might like to try to the side, maybe you could even create your own PE based game involving socks?


Have a great afternoon Year Two and remember, you are all doing an amazing job :)

Miss Fittall

Monday 30th March

Good morning!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and managed to enjoy some of the sunshine before the hail began. I have put a selection of photos on our class page of all of your hard work from last week so be sure to check that out! :D

A huge well done to Danny, Roman, Elliott, Eloise, Ivy, Hannah, Zachary, Charlie, Emilis, Theo, Dylan, James, Zak, Katherine, Phoebe and Ivy-Rose for the lovely work I saw on Friday.

Hope you all have a great day :)

Miss Fittall

English

If you want to do more or can't access YouTube...

We have just a couple more versus of our poem left to go!

The last two are ones that we didn't get a chance to do together in class but I have put mine to the side so you can see what it would have looked like.

This would have been a feeling verse and I'm sure you can see why! At the end of your verse, really consider how you feel about your pet.

As a challenge, try to use an apostrophe for contraction in your work.

Reading/ Comprehension

Today I would like you to:


  • Spend 15 minutes on Spelling Shed, you will have a new set of spellings to start learning.


  • Spend 10 minutes on Read Theory.


  • Have a listen to one of the Oliver Jeffers stories that I have put a link to and then have a discussion with an adult about the story.

Maths

To kick off the week in Maths I would like you to:

  • Complete your MyMaths task- remember I am looking for 80%! If you do not manage to get this the try the activity again.
  • Have a go at the 'Quarter to' and 'Quarter past' games on the website I have linked. As an extra challenge throughout the day try to keep an eye on the clock to keep practising recognising half past, quarter to and quarter past.
  • Go on a 3D shape hunt around your house. See how many spheres, cubes, cuboids, cylinders and pyramids (both square based and triangular based) you can find.

Topic/ Creative

Geography:

For your Geography this week I would like you to choose another country in the world. Try to pick one that you don't know much about. I would like you to spend a bit of time researching it and finding out some interesting facts for example:

  • Population,
  • Size,
  • Weather,
  • Tourism (any interesting places to visit) and
  • History

How you choose to present your findings is up to you :)

Computing:

I am aware that you are probably spending a fair amount of time either on a computer, tablet or other electronic device therefore I don't want you to spend a lot of time on this, however I think it is a good skill to be able to have.

The website I have linked to the side is a touch typing website, designed to start helping you to be able to type on a computer without having to look. It WILL be tricky to start with, but I always have those perseverance Dojo points to give out if I see you have really tried with it.

This doesn't just have to be done today, it could be something that you spend 5 minutes on a day just to start building up the skills :)

Have a great afternoon Year Two.

Friday 27th March

Happy Friday Year Two!

A huge well done to all of you again, you are all being so practical with your learning and going above and beyond what I am asking of you.

Well done to Emilis, Lola, Danny, Eloise, Theo, Elliott, Zachary, Alfie, Charlie, Katherine, Ivy, James, Zak, Phoebe, Dylan, Maisie, Emily, William B, Hannah and Evelyn for the work you completed yesterday that I got to see. Over the weekend I will be collating some of the best bits from everything I have received and will post them on our normal class page for you to have a look at.

I would also like to say a huge thank you to all the parents for helping your children as much as you have this week, I'm sure it can't be easy whilst trying to juggle everything else as well!

Enjoy your day today :)

Miss Fittall

English

If you want to do more or can't access Youtube...

This next verse of your poem will be linked to our imagining lense. You need to consider what you think of your pet/ animal, for example we said that Pickles was cheeky.

Remember that at the start of every line you need to have a capital letter and consider what punctuation you need at the end of each line- is it a full stop, a question mark or a comma?

As a challenge- try to use alliteration in your third line. Remember this is when you use words that start with the same letter.

Reading/ Comprehension

Today I would like you to:


  • Spend 15 minutes on spelling shed and then give yourself a test on the spellings you have had this week.
  • If you didn't yesterday then have a listen to David Walliam's latest audio book (link down below on yesterday's section).
  • Spend 15 minutes on Read Theory.


Maths

For your Maths today I would like you to:


  • Complete your MyMaths task.
  • Have a go at the multiple choice set of questions under 'Hours and Half Hours' on the link that I have put on the left hand side. This should help to remind you how you read the time to o'clock and half past, ready to move on to focusing more on quarter to and quarter past next week.
  • Spend 15 minutes practising your 3 times table. This could be either finding a song to help you learn them , writing them down, drawing pictures to help you learn them or a combination of any of the above.

Topic/ Creative

Music:

In our Topic we have been learning about weather so for your music this afternoon I would like you to think about what sounds you could make to represent different types of weather. Eg could the sound of pouring water sound like rain?

Think about the volume as well, consider how loud the sound of snow is compared to a thunderstorm.

Be as creative as you like with this- sorry parents!


PE:

So many of you have engaged with the Joe Wicks YouTube videos which I know have been amazing. This afternoon spend some time being as active as you can and enjoy the sunshine. :D

Thursday 26th March

Good morning Year Two.

I still cannot believe how many emails I am getting each day sharing all of the wonderful work that you are all doing- it is so lovely to see! :D

Well done to Zak, Lola, Ivy-Rose, Eloise, Elliott, Zachary, Hannah, Danny, Arthur, Katherine, Charlie, Ivy, Theo, Emilis, Roman, James, Dylan and Darcie for all of your lovely work that I have seen.

Hopefully things are starting to get a bit more settled for all of you now as the week progresses.

Keep working hard. :)

Miss Fittall

English

If you want to do more or can't access YouTube...

I have been so entertained by all of your poems so far!

We will be writing the next stage today so this time it will be focusing on our checking lens. If you remember, we listened to the sounds that a Polar Bear made.

So to start with, either have a think or annotate the picture of your character with the sounds that it makes. Then put those ideas into the next verse of your poem.

If you want to challenge yourself, try to use a question but try to make it a different one to mine!

Reading/ Comprehension

Today I would like you to:


  • Spend 10 minutes reading a book either with or to somebody in your house.


  • Spend 15 minutes on Read Theory.


  • Have a look at the website I have put a link to on the left hand side. Every day David Walliams is sharing one of his stories as an audio book so spend some time listening to some of one of his stories. Then have a discussion about it; what did / didn't you like and why?


Maths

For your Maths today I would like you to complete the following tasks:

  • The task I have set for you on MyMaths- don't forget to press save!
  • Create yourself at least five 2 digit addition and subtraction questions to solve, eg 56-23 or 76+23. If you want to challenge yourself then make some that involve crossing over tens ie 76-19 or 25+26. I am looking for you to use the written methods that I have taught you in class, eg tens and ones or a number line.
  • Spend 15 minutes on the website that I have linked to the right hand side. The games on there will help you to practise telling the time and recap what you learnt last year as well as helping you to focus on telling the time to quarter past and quarter to. Note to parents- so far children have learnt to tell the time to o'clock and half past. We did not get the chance in class to focus on quarter past and quarter to, so I am hoping you may be able to help your children with this. Thank you in advance and if you have any questions then please feel free to email me. :)

Science

In our Science this term we have been learning about plants. I hope that your cress was delicious if you chose to eat it!

So many of you have been going on lots of walks and enjoying the outside so I want to make the most of the lovely weather while we still have it.

For your Science this week, I would like you to go for a walk and have a look for some different plants. You can either take pictures of them or do drawings of them.

When you get home, I would like you to spend some time researching at least one of the plants that you saw and finding out some facts about it/ them.

Then, using your facts, create a poster about it. Make this as colourful and creative as you can- it should take you quite a while to do! Remember, your handwriting should be just as neat for your Science as it is for your writing.

I can't wait to see them! :D

Wednesday 25th March

Good morning!

Another huge well done to everybody for all of your hard work yesterday; there were some amazing examples of writing and creative weather pictures. It is so lovely to see so many of you getting outside and enjoying the sunshine whilst still doing your work.

Well done to Florence, Theo, Evelyn, Elliott, Isobelle, Dylan, Hannah, Zak, Phoebe, Lola, Emilis, Zachary, Charlie, James, Eloise, Ivy, Alfie and Katherine for the lovely work that I had the pleasure of looking at yesterday. :D

I will be awarding 1 Dojo point for the MyMaths task being completed, 1 for a piece of writing and 1 for a topic piece. I will total the Dojo points up at the end of the week and if you would like to know how many your child has in total, please email me no earlier than Friday regarding the Dojo points.

Keep up the fantastic work Year Two I'm so proud of you all :)

Miss Fittall

English

If you want to do more or can't access YouTube...

Today we will be writing the next stage of our poem.

I have shown you the next verse from our class one to remind you of what we did in class last week. This will be an action verse, so things that your pet/ animal does.

Remember to try and link it to the personality of your chosen animal, eg if you have said your animal is nice then it wouldn't be doing something mean.

As an extra challenge can you use adverbs and try to rhyme your second and fourth line?

Reading/ Comprehension

  • Spend 20 minutes on Spelling Shed (link below) practising your spellings for the week.
  • Complete one comprehension task on Read Theory or log on to Collins Connect and work through a story from there that is your book colour.

Maths

For your Maths today I am looking for you to complete tasks:

  • Your daily task on MyMaths- remember to save your work.
  • Try to spend a bit of time on TTRS if you can.
  • Have a go at the task to the side. When you have answered the initial question, I would like you to spend 15 minutes finding other ways of representing the same amount. You could do this with real coins, by drawing them out in your book or another way of your choice.

Topic/ Creative

RE

  • Remind yourself of the Easter story using the website and video that I have linked to the left hand side.
  • Retell the story to somebody in your house and then your challenge is to create a story board of the key events during the story.
  • It is up to you whether you want to just do pictures or if you want to do a short sentence underneath each picture, you can be as creative as you like with this.

PE

  • If you can then join in with Joe Wicks again today. I did this yesterday so I know how much fun it is and that it is also a great work out!
  • See how many different ways you can find to travel around your garden or a safe place in your house. Think about our dance and gymnastics lessons when we have talked about levels and using different parts of your body to travel on.

Tuesday 24th March

Good morning!

I would just like to say a massive well done to you all for yesterday. The vast majority of you completed the task I set on MyMaths which is amazing.

A special mention to Ivy-Rose, Lola, Eloise, Ivy, Zak, Charlie, Alfie, Zachary, Danny, Theo, Roman, Emilis, Elliott, Katherine, Isobelle and James for some lovely work that I have seen!

At the end of the week I will collate a selection of work that I have been sent by parents and add it to our own webpage for you all to see. :) Thank you to all of the parents who have been in contact!

Keep up the great work Year Two! :)

Miss Fittall

English

If you want to do more or can't access YouTube...

Hopefully you have drawn either your pet or another animal to use in your poem. Today you will be writing the first verse of your poem using our noticing lens.

Try to remember how we structured ours in class (I have included a photo to remind you). I am looking for four lines and make sure you use interesting adjectives where appropriate.

As an extra challenge, can you use alliteration in your poem? Remember, this is where we choose words that start with the same letter to create more effect with our writing.


Reading/ Comprehension

I had quite a few emails regarding the level of difficulty on Read Theory yesterday. Please rest assured that if your child is struggling or finding it too easy, the website will automatically change the difficulty of the reading for your child.

Today I would like you to:

  • Spend 20 minutes either on Read Theory or on Collins Connect. To log into Collins Connect follow this link https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx Select student sign in and use the log in details shared with you via Parent Mail. You can then select your child's reading band colour and find an array of books for them to interact with and read. Your child can also complete simple tasks and activities once they've finished reading the book.
  • Spend 15 minutes on your spelling shed account and try to use the spellings in a sentence if you can.


Maths

For your Maths today I would like you to:

  • Try getting on to TTRS (hopefully it will work today) and spend 20 minutes practising your times tables.
  • Complete the task I have set for you on MyMaths. Please make sure that you save and exit the task and log off from MyMaths when you have completed it. There were several children yesterday that I could see had attempted it but it hadn't been saved. Try to aim for at least 80% on your task as this will show you have a secure understanding of the topic covered.

Topic/ Creative

Art:

  • Create a weather picture. Try to think as outside of the box with this as you can- what different materials could you use and where could you find them?


PE:

  • I know a lot of you logged on to the Joe Wicks PE workout yesterday. This is a great thing to do every day to get your brains warmed up.
  • See how many different ways you can pass a ball / a safe object with somebody else in your household.
  • Have a go at designing your own ball game including rules and equipment.

Monday 23rd March

English

If you want to do more or can't access YouTube...

In our writing we have been looking at the poem 'Anyone Seen My Dragon' by Roger Stevens. As a class we have written our own versions, but this week it will be your turn to write your own.

Have a read of the poem to remind yourself of it to start with.

Can you remember any of our class poems to tell your grown up at home? They were all really funny. :)



This week you will be writing your own versions using either your own pets or a made up animal.

In your exercise books I would like you to draw a picture of the animal you are going to choose. Then, please annotate your picture with key vocabulary to describe your animal. I am looking for interesting adjectives- remember, we want exciting words!

The website to the left has got some fantastic adjectives on it that you can use to help you, just click on the picture! Remember to not just think about your character's physical appearance, but also their personality.

Reading / Comprehension

  • I would like you to spend 20 minutes on Read Theory working through some of the comprehension materials.
  • Log on to your account on https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb and spend 15 minutes practising your spellings.

Maths

For your Maths, I would like you to complete the following tasks:


  • The task that I have set for you on MyMaths. This should take you around 20 minutes, but remember you can also repeat the activity to improve your score. I am looking for you to achieve at least 80% for this.
  • Spend 20 minutes on Times Table Rock Stars
  • Have a go at the 'Button-up' activity. You can represent this however you choose, either through drawings or using physical objects.

Topic

In our Topic this term we have been learning about weather.

I would like you to create a fact file about weather and what you have learnt so far. How you choose to present this is up to you. You could do a poster, a leaflet or simply some writing. This can be done on a computer or by hand.

Things to include:

  • Definition of weather
  • Examples of weather (can you remember any of the symbols?)
  • What the weather is like in this country
  • Comparison of our weather to weather in a different country- maybe think about different climates.
  • Seasonal weather changes.


I have put a link to a useful website next to this. It has lots of pictures and facts that I'm sure will be able to help you.