Good day Y2, hope you are enjoying the sunshine. Did you all manage to make a gratitude jar? I would love to see them! We can bring them to school when we are back and share some of your messages to the whole class. I have been going out in the park to exercise everyday and trying to learn how to cook some new dishes. I have some exciting activities that you could do during the holidays. Have you heard of a flip book? It is a book with lots of hand drawn pictures and when you flip the pages quickly it looks as if though the pictures are moving (animation). This is how cartoons are made. Have a look at the video and have a go at making your own flip book. It could be a ball bouncing, a car racing, a penguin running into the water, an airplane taking off etc.
I have some pictures here for you. In each picture there are 6 words that you have to find. All the words are written in capital letters. Look very closely in every little objects in the picture. How many words can you find? Good Luck!
What can you hear, but not see or touch, even though you control it?
Where can you find countries, cities, towns, and streets but no people?
What has hands but doesn't clap?
This is going to test you. You need to select 3 balls only and place them in the blank circles. When you add your numbers, your answer should be 30. You have to really think hard and focus on the individual numbers. Good luck!
Super impressed with how hard Yusuf has been working at home. Thank you for your letter and the useful advice. I hope you can use the gratitude jar to stay positive. Also, I like how your using a number line to solve the subtraction word problems.
Have a look at Aaliyah and her brother Elkhan’s beautiful gratitude jars. I love the fact that you mentioned you are thankful all the doctors and nurses, they are doing a great job indeed. What a beautiful thought Aaliyah!
Thank you Tayyibah for sharing her fantastic learning. Your space rocket is so cool. Well done!
Assalamualaikum Y2, hope you are all keeping up the good spirit and making the most of your time. It is important to stay positive and look after ourselves and others. We need to be grateful for our family and friends that we have around us. We can show our appreciation with an act of kindness or with a simple smile. Next two weeks will be Easter holiday. For those who are celebrating, I hope you have an amazing time. I will try to add things on our class blogs but you may not see it everyday. But if you would like to get in touch please use the blog on Purplemash and leave a message and I will get back to you. To post a comment on the blog you need to do the following:
Log in using your details and click on the sharing icon as shown below. Then click on shared blogs. Find the blog named ‘What are you doing today’ or ‘My feelings’.
Today I want you watch the story 'My Gratitude Jar’, don’t worry if you don’t know the meaning of the word 'gratitude'. You will soon find out after watching the video.
Do you know what the word means now? We need to be thankful for all the good things that happen to us. When you have a bad day think about the positive things that have happened. In the coming weeks, I want you to have a gratitude jar of your own. Everyday you can write down the things that you are thankful for on a little piece of paper and read them when you feel like you are having a bad day. You can ask your family members to make a gratitude jar of their own too.
I am thankful for having the most amazing class and seeing you grow into a kind, loving and caring human being. I am also thankful for my caring family and my colleagues in Virginia Primary school who are all so supportive.
Today, the boy and the penguin are about to begin their great adventure to the South Pole. What do you think the boy and the penguin need to pack? Spare hats, gloves, scarfs to keep them warm or even a torch to help them see in the dark?
How many things would you take with you? Give reasons why you have chosen these items, and use conjunctions to extend your writing.
If you and the penguin were travelling to the South Pole, what would you pack?
Pack your Suitcase!
Why don’t you have a go at packing your own suitcase at home! Take a picture and share it with your friends on our Year 2 blog!
The boy and the penguin set of on their great adventure to the South Pole, which is located in Antarctica.
Can you find Antarctica on the world map?
What is the nearest continent to Antarctica? What are the nearest countries to Antarctica?
If you were travelling from the United Kingdom, what form of transport would you use to get to Antarctica and why?
Watch this video about Antarctica:
Have a go at answering these questions below:
- Do you think many people live in Antarctica? Give reasons for your answer.
- What kind of people would travel to Antarctica?
- Can you compare Antarctica to where you live? What are the similarities and differences?
- Would you like to visit Antarctica? Give reasons for your answer.
We will start our morning with a fantastic story called 'If I Built a Car' by Chris Van Dusen.
Now imagine you were to make a real life car, what kind of things would you add to your car? What would you name it? What shape or design would you have? What would be special about your car? What will it need to move? Draw a little picture of your car and write a description of your own extraordinary vehicle. Here are some ideas. Use noun phrases and action words to show and not tell.
Have a go at the word problems. There are 3 challenges. Once you have done a challenge, have a go at making your own addition or subtraction word problems.
- Who does the poet call ‘funny birds’?
- Find the noun phrases in the first sentence. Can you think of another noun phrase the poet could have used?
- Find a verb in the second sentence. Can you do the action for the verb?
- Give one reason why the penguins might move really fast?
- What does the word ‘bray’ mean?What other animals make this noise?
- Can you find an example of a simile?
- Find one thing the penguins can’t do?
- How does the feather and the blubber help the penguins?
- Why does the wing make a perfect paddle?
- What do they use for steering? Can you think of vehicles that have a steering wheel?
- Why do you think the poet is saying that the penguins are NEAT? Find all the evidence.
Virginia Primary School
London E2 7NQ
You need to write in 2nd person and let me know about your thoughts and feelings after hearing this news. I am looking forward to read your letters. You can use your homework books to write them.
Have a read of the poem ‘In Praise of Penguins’ by Robin Bernard. Now try to perform the poem to your family. I know it’s such a shame that we won’t have our poetry slam this week. But you have a small audience at home. Think about reading with expressions and add some actions to make it more exciting.
Have a look at the challenges below. Choose which challenge you want to do and work your way up. You don’t have to do them all today. Read the questions very carefully and do the working out in your homework book.
A very good morning to you all! I have some exciting learning for you today. So please read on but firstly I would like to share a message from Shyma.
"Hi children, I hope you are all well and staying safe. I am sure you are keeping busy with all the fantastic online learning posted online.
We miss all very much, and thinking of you everyday".
‘They rowed south for many days and nights with the boy telling many stories. The penguin listened to everything the boy said.’
If you were the boy what stories would you tell? Make a pretend boat and pick someone to be a penguin. Tell them your favourite story. Remember to use expressions!
Design and Technology
Yesterday I asked you to think about the materials you would choose to make different parts of your vehicle, how did you get on? Today why not have a go at making your own vehicle using anything you find around the house. You can use plastic bottle lids, cardboards or anything circular for wheels. You can use plastic bottles, tissue rolls for the body of your vehicle. Be careful when you are using scissors. Work with someone and be safe. You don’t have to finish it in a day. Please can you also write down a list of things you need and write step by step instructions as you are making it, so I can have a go at making a similar vehicle? Here are some ideas for you. You can send a picture once you have finished. Good luck.
Hope you had a good week so far. Shay, Pauline and Shyma are all missing you terribly. Well done to those children who joined in our blogs and posted! Shout out to Sameen, Aaliyah, Ishaq A and Furkan for sharing. Also a mention for Aaliyah and Furkan for their lovely poster about the missing penguin.
Look at the picture below. How does the boy feel when everyone ignores him? How many adjectives can you think of to describe how he feels? Draw the picture in your book and write as many adjectives around the picture.
We have had two weeks of learning how to add and subtract using different strategies. Now we are going to use inverse operation to solve missing number problems. Inverse means using the opposite operation.
40 + [ ] = 70
I can solve this by using inverse operation, which is subtraction.
70 - 40 = 30
so the missing number is 30.
[ ] + 3o = 50
40 + [ ] = 60
25 + [ ] = 46
40 + [ ] = 67
55 + [ ] = 86
[ ] - 34 = 65
49 + [ ] = 79
61 = [ ] + 25
102 - [ ] = 155
35 + [ ] = 47 - [ ]
Now make a missing number challenge for someone in your family.
Use this link to go and watch the video about different materials. Start thinking about which materials would be suitable to make the body of your transport vehicle so you don’t get wet when you drive?
Which material would you use to make the tyres or windows? Draw a picture of your vehicle and write a sentence about different parts and what material would you choose and why.
Good morning Y2. Hope you are all doing fine. Here are the home learning activities for today. I want to say thanks to Furkan and Ishaq A for sharing their thoughts and feelings on purplemash blog.
Choose a book from serial mash and do all the activities for each chapter. Select a book from the diamonds selection. When you are reading the book think about 'Lost and Found' story and see if there is anything same or different between the two.
A title could be...
Have you lost a penguin?
Are you missing a penguin?
Strange visitor found in my town!
Log in to studyladder to see some subtraction and addition challenges. There will be some word problems to solve. Use your homework book to do the working out. Remember to partition the numbers into tens and ones. Use your learn its facts.
If you know 3 + 4 = 7 then you know 30 + 40 = 70.
If you know 9 - 6 = 3 then you know 90 - 60 = 30.
When you log in, click on the home button and find the sharing button with a globe. Then, find click on ‘shared blogs’ that will show you ‘Year 2 sharing our thoughts’ blog.