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Year 2 Home Learning

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Year 2's Home Learning page, whereby we shall be posting new learning content each week, so keep your eyes peeled. You will also find the answers attached for the Maths and English work that is set!

If you have work which you would like to share with your class teacher, this can be emailed directly to; 

  • Miss Fitzsimons      2A@vaughan.harrow.sch.uk
  • Miss Lee                    2B@vaughan.harrow.sch.uk
  • Mrs Davies               2C@vaughan.harrow.sch.uk

Support and Advice for children

If you have a worry or need some support and a trusted adult cannot help, you can contact the following organisations for help.

  • Childline (0800 1111, www.childline.org.uk) – This is a confidential service for children and young people. No problem is too big or too small and they’re there to listen and support you with anything you’d like to talk about. Or you can have a 1-2-1 counsellor chat online.
  • NSPCC (0808 800 5000, www.nspcc.org.uk)
  • Harrow Children Services - 020 8901 2690
  • Harrow Children Services – Emergency out of hours 020 8424 0999
  • Police – in case of an emergency - 999

Week 4 - week beginning Mon 11th May

Hello Year 2,

It’s Friday! We hope you enjoyed completing your home learning this week.

Once again, we have really enjoyed looking at the work you have emailed to us. Thank you – it has made us all smile to see how hard you have been working.

We particularly liked looking at your work this week on Purplemash in Science and Computing.

Please keep emailing us your work next week as we really look forward to seeing what you have been up to.

Now it is time to relax and enjoy a lovely weekend with your families.  Take care everyone.

Mrs Davies, Miss Fitsimmons and Miss Lee

Monday

English - Monday's task and  Monday's resource

Maths - Monday's task

Science - Year 2 – Science - ‘Animals including Humans’ health and exercise

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.  Select the ‘ToDo’ tagged FD to access your science lesson.  Click on the task and the app will launch.  Choose the pictures from a selection on the right (+ and – give you other options) drag the photos into place or click on the + sign in the box, import photo and select choose.  Hover over the words or phrases on the left hand side to give ideas to write about the pictures.  All the lessons this half term are activated in a similar way.

Tuesday

English - Tuesday's task

Maths - Tuesday's task

History  - Year Two

Topic: ‘Greatest Explorers’

Discovery of a New Island

Imagine that you are an explorer who has discovered a new island.

Can you create a map of your newly discovered island?

On your map draw and label six  new (imaginary) plants or animals that you have discovered there.

Activity Sheet

Wednesday

English - Wednesday's task

Maths - Wednesday's task

Art - Yr 2  Learning about Colour :  Hot and Cold Circles

Resources you will need

  • Colouring tools (pencils, crayons, felt pens, pastels or if you have paints even better)
  • Colour wheel you made or the ‘Hot and cold colours’ PowerPoint from lesson 1
  • Paper and an adult to divide it into six equal sections (Adults: You can fold one piece of paper or cut out six equal squares and join them together when finished-see pictures below)

                                        

Introduction

Today you will create an artwork inspired by the famous painting above, ‘Squares with Concentric Circles’ by an artist called Kandinsky. Watch the PowerPoint all about him and his art and answer the questions at the end about the painting.

Activity

First, draw a small circle in the middle of each square section.

Then around each circle, draw another slightly larger circle and repeat doing this until you would like to stop.

Now colour half of the circles with hot colours and half using cold colours. There are examples below.

TIPS:

  • Use your colour wheel to check the hot and cold colours you need to collect.
  • If you have different shade pencils or pens use them-light and dark, bright and dull. If you are using paint or pastels you could even mix different shades yourself.
  • Notice how Kandinsky’s circles and rings are all different sizes, widths and look wonky! This means if you draw freehand like him, all our pictures will be unique.
  • You might like to use different things together like crayons and pencils.

              

To end

Which half of your picture do you prefer and why?

Parents and carers: If your child enjoyed creating their picture in this way, they might like to make a Kandinsky card using hearts and post it to someone special during this time.

 

Thursday

English - Thursday's task

Maths - Thursday's task

Design & Technology - Year 2

Task: Design your own beam bridge for a car to travel over at high speed. Think about materials you might like to use, how you could make it strong and stable. Draw a diagram of your bridge and label it with the materials you might use such as pipe cleaners, cello tape, masking tape, blue tac, glue, art straws, cardboard and any other material you can think of. 

Extension: Research and write the name of 3 famous beam bridges in the world.   

Friday

English - Friday's task

Maths - Friday's task

Other Curriculum Areas - PSHE - Special People

Please see this Powerpoint for the PSHE task.

Week 5 - week beginning Mon 18th May

Wow! what an amazing week you’ve had Year 2!

The Year 2 teachers have really enjoyed seeing all your wonderful work and have loved responding to your little messages on Purplemash too.   You are becoming experts at using the different online pages.

Keep smiling and enjoy the half term break!

Have a good week!

Miss Fitzsimons, Miss Lee and Mrs. Davies

Monday

English - Monday's task and Mondays resource

Maths - Monday's task

Science - Y2 – Science - ‘Animals including Humans’ health and exercise

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.  Select the ‘ToDo’ tagged FD to access your science lesson.  Click on the task and the app will launch.  Choose the pictures from a selection on the right (+ and – give you other options) drag the photos into place or click on the + sign in the box, import photo and select choose.  Hover over the words or phrases on the left hand side to give ideas to write about the pictures.  All the lessons this half term are activated in a similar way.

Tuesday

English - Tuesday's task and Tuesday's resource

Maths - Tuesday's task

History/Geography/RE - Year 2 – Geography

Research a landmark that is in the United Kingdom.  Draw a detailed picture of it and write a few sentences to describe it.  Why do you think it is a landmark?  What makes it special?

Wednesday

English - Wednesday's task

Maths - Wednesday's task

Art - Year 2 - Learning about Colour - Lesson 5: Hot Hand

Please supervise children when using web links

Resources you will need

  • Colouring tools (pencils, felt pens or crayons)
  • Paper
  • Your colour wheel or the ‘Hot and Cold Colour’ PowerPoint from lesson
  • Your hand!

Introduction

Today you will create a picture to learn about the way artists sometimes use hot and cold colours. 

Look at the painting below, ‘A View of Het Steen in the Early Morning’ (1636) by Rubens. Do you notice where the hot and cold colours are? That is right the hotter colours are at the bottom and the colder colours at the top. Artists often put hotter colours at the bottom to make this part look like it is near to us and colder colours in the middle or top to make these parts seem far away.

If you would like a closer look at the painting, open The National Gallery link…

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/peter-paul-rubens-a-view-of-het-steen-in-the-early-morning

Activity

First, draw around your hand.

Next, think about the patterns and shapes you like, maybe zig zags, stripes, flowers, symbols or logos of favourite things, anything! Now draw your pattern onto the whole of your page.

Then, use hot colours to colour the inside of the hand shape and cold colours around the outside. Here are some examples.

                  

 

To end

Does your ‘hot hand’ look like it is popping out of the picture? Artists often use hot colours to make things stand out. Can you think of other shapes you could use if you repeated this activity again? Maybe your name or initials in hot colours would look effective.

Finally, take this Tate Kids Quiz to find out what kind of colour you would be...

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/games-quizzes/quiz-what-kind-colour-are-you

Well done, you have learnt lots about colours over the past half term. We would love to see your unique artworks from the past five weeks, please send them in.

Thursday

English - Thursday's task

Maths - Thursday's task

Design & Technology - Year 2

Task: Compare your design from last week to the questions linked below:

  • What will make your design stiff?
  • How will you make it strong?
  • Will it resist twisting?
  • Will it resist bending under weight?
  • Is it supported at each end?

Answer the above questions in full sentences.  Then make any changes you think will make your design more functional (work better) and visually appealing (look good).

Extension: in what country would you like to make your beam bridge and why?

Friday

English - Friday's task

Maths - Friday's task

Other Curriculum Areas - Y2 - Coding: Air traffic control

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’

There a several challenges within 'Air traffic control'.  Using the command buttons displayed on the screen, you need to create an instruction (algorithm) to complete the challenges.  In these challenges, children are developing their understanding of creating code that works when objects are clicked.  It also continues to develop the principles of fixing (debugging) code when it does not work by having a challenge dedicated to fixing the broken air control.  The challenges get progressively harder as you go along and builds on the skills the children have been practicing.  There are video instructions to help you when you enter each task. 

Week 6 - week beginning Mon 1st June

Well done year 2 on another brilliant week of learning!

We have a lovely time looking through all the hard work you have been sending us during the week as well as the work online.  We especially enjoyed some of the lovely artwork you have been producing.  Keep sending in the photos of your work, they make us smile.

Keep up the hard work and remember to do your daily exercise!!

Have a good weekend!

Miss Fitzsimons, Miss Lee and Mrs. Davies

Monday

English - Monday's task

Maths - Monday's task

Science Year 2 – Accessing Purplemash

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.  Select the ‘ToDo’ tagged FD to access your science lesson.  Click on the task and the app will launch.  Choose the pictures from a selection on the right (+ and – give you other options) drag the photos into place or click on the + sign in the box, import photo and select choose.  Hover over the words or phrases on the left hand side to give ideas to write about the pictures.  All the lessons this half term are activated in a similar way.

Overview of lesson week 1

This half term the focus is plants and seasons.  The first lesson asks the children to describe how a plant grows using the Purplemash pictures to help them and the words with explanations to help them describe what happens.  Your child may prefer to draw the process on paper and use a few words or phrases to describe what is happening in each picture. 

The following websites will help to explain the process in simple terms. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMsRvtx24Bo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxs7P7LWzDg

Tuesday

English - Tuesday's task 

Maths Tuesday's task

History/Geography/RE RE Unit- How are we the same and different from other people and does it matter?

Introduction/ Questions to consider:

In the next couple of RE lessons you will be learning about the Baha’I faith.

Please look at the powerpoint which will give you a brief introduction to the Baha’I faith.

Bahais believe that God is infinite and that remembering how beautiful the world is will help us remember how beautiful God is too.

Task:

Think of something natural that is beautiful or special (eg water/flowers/ art/music) and write it down.

Consider the questions below.

  • Can you think of something that we don’t need but was created in the world. (eg beautiful colours in flowers).
  • What does this say about God if Bahais believe God created the world? 
  • Do we take time to notice things or are we too busy? What happens if we notice them, do we start to appreciate them?

Wednesday

English - Wednesday's task and Wednesday's resource

Maths Wednesday's task

Art - Week 1:  Complementary Colours

Resources you will need

  • a white piece of paper
  • something to colour with (pens, pencils or crayons)

Introduction

Can you find the colours opposite each other on the colour wheel?

These are called complementary colours.  This is because they help each other look brighter when they are side-by-side.

Activity

You are going to create a picture using complementary colours.

  1.  First, find a simple shaped object in your home such as a piece of fruit
     or a toy.
  2.  Then draw the shape of your object.  
  3.  Next, choose a colour from the colour wheel to colour it in.

What colour did you colour it in?

Can you find its complementary colour?

  1.  Finally, colour in the background with its complementary colour.

Further ideas

  • You can repeat your drawing using the different complementary colours, like the pears below
  • If you have light and dark shades of your colours, use them to add detail, like the leaves below or add a pattern to your background
  • If you have drawing tools on a home computer or tablet, you could create your picture using digital media.

Thursday

English - Thursday's task and Thursday's resource

Maths Thursday's task

Design & Technology -Year 2

Task:  Research these seven materials:

- To make the bridge:  Pipe cleaners, art straws and cardboard.

- To secure the bridge:  Cello tape, masking tape, blue tac and glue.

Extension:  Then choose which material would be the best for building your beam bridge and which would be best for securing and stabling your bridge, write a sentence explaining why you chose those materials- link to the characteristics of each material - e.g., cardboard is rigid.

Friday

English - Friday's task

Maths Friday's task

Other Curriculum Areas Year 2 music (weather)

Listen to weather sounds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT_PDr8tp3U

  • What can you hear? 
  • What type of weathers can you hear? 
  • Can you create a list?

Use your voice to create weather sounds.

Use your words to create different weather sounds for - e.g., splash, splash, splash.

Challenge:  Can you find anything in your house to create weather sounds?

Week 7 - week beginning Mon 8th June

Content coming soon

Monday

English - Monday's task and Monday's resource

Maths Monday's task

Science Year 2 – Accessing Purplemash

Log onto PurpleMash using your username and password.

Go to your ‘ToDo’s’.  Select the ‘ToDo’ tagged FD to access your Science lesson.  Click on the task and the app will launch.  Choose the pictures from a selection on the right (+ and – give you other options) drag the photos into place or click on the + sign in the box, import photo and select choose.  Hover over the words or phrases on the left hand side to give ideas to write about the pictures.  All the lessons this half term are activated in a similar way.

Overview of lesson week 2 (8/6/20)

This week the children have a sorting game – plants v animals - the following website game is a useful link to look at before they start the lesson.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1science.html

Tuesday

English - Tuesday's task

Maths Tuesday's task

History Year 2 - Topic: ‘How did the first flight change the world?’

Introducing the Wright Brothers

On December 17th 1903, that is a whopping 117 years ago, the very first aeroplane flight took place.

You must be wondering…

Who flew the first plane?

Where did they fly it?

How did they do it?

Read the information text and answer the questions all about this monumental moment in world history.

Wednesday

English -  Wednesday's task and Wednesday's resource

Maths Wednesday's task

Art

Thursday

English -  Thursday's task and Thursday's resource 1 and Thursday's resource 2

Maths Thursday's task

Design & Technology Year 2

Look back at your work from last week to complete this week’s task:

Task:  Draw your final design and label the materials you would use then colour your design.

Now reflect on your work.  What do you think is the best thing about your design?  How could you improve it?

Friday

English - Friday's task

Maths Friday's task

Other Curriculum Areas -PSHE Healthy Teeth

Please look at this PSHE Healthy Teeth powerpoint for instruction of this task.

Week 8 - week beginning Mon 15th June

Content coming soon

Monday

English 

Maths 

Science

Tuesday

English -  

Maths 

History/Geography/RE

Wednesday

English -  

Maths 

Art

Thursday

English -  

Maths 

Design & Technology

Friday

English -  

Maths 

Other Curriculum Areas