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Welcome to the 'Home Learning' section of our Year 2 web page. There will be a range of task, challenges and activities regularly added here which you can complete in addition to the 'Home Learning Pack' activities that we set you.

 

Remember that there is a 'Whole School Home Learning' activity page on the 'Children' section of the website that will contain a range of STEM, Art, Music and PE sections will you can also have a go at in addition to the challenges that we set here.

 

We hope you enjoy learning at home and continue your learning journey as true Birchgrove stars while the school is closed. Remember to have fun while you are learning!

 

Mr Warlow and Miss Davies

Easter Holidays - Week beginning Monday 6th April

We would like to thank all of our Year 2 superstars for the hard work that you have been doing at home over the last two weeks. You have all be very busy as we can see by the many emails and tweets that we have received. Reading your emails and seeing some of the fantastic learning that you have been doing at home has really made us smile!

 

As we are now beginning what would have been our Easter holidays we are going to give you the opportunity to decide what you do over the next two weeks. You have most likely received an email from Mrs Morgan detailing the 'optional' approach to some varied tasks that we will be providing you with. A copy of the letter is presented below for you to read if you have not yet seen it.

 

We will post a range of tasks and activities for the children to try out during the week should you wish to have a go at them. You may choose to do some or all of them, but if you need a break then please take the time to 'recharge your batteries'. There will be some more challenges posted next Monday for the second week should you wish to continue to structure your learning at home during this time or simply to supplement any other fun activities that you are carrying out at home.

 

Remember that there also a great range of Whole School Learning tasks on that section of the website with some fantastic learning experiences that you could also try.

 

We greatly appreciate your support during this challenging time and would like to wish you all a Happy Easter!

 

Mr Warlow and Miss Davies

 

 

Mrs Morgan's Easter Home Learning Letter

Easter Challenges (Week 1 - beginning 6th April)

 

Cymru am Byth

Challenge 1

To create a Fact File about Wales. Use the internet or books to research and find out some interesting information about the country where we live. Think about presenting it in an interesting and exciting way. You might even like to create your Fact File using ICT with PowerPoint, Word or an app on an iPad or tablet.

 

Challenge 2

To create your own Welsh Quiz to test out on your family or friends. Again, try to use the internet or books to find some facts that you could pose as a question. For example, What is the capital of Wales? Name 5 castles in Wales? What colours are used on the Welsh Flag?

 

With both of the above challenges you could use Flipgrid to share ideas with others in our year group. Scroll down to find out the information about how to log on to Flipgrid and post your video. We will look forward to seeing some of your ideas and videos!

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Wildlife Watch and RSPB

As the weather improves and we enter Spring it is a great time to try and embrace the nature that might start arriving in our gardens. It's great to get a little bit of fresh air when we can and to also see if we can help the creature that might sometimes visit our garden. If you have a garden, this week could be a great time to safely step outside into it and take a close look. However, if you don't have any outside space, then please don't worry as there are lots of lovely activities on the websites below that you can do safely indoors as well.

 

We have found a range of exciting activities from The Wildlife Trust's 'Wildlife Watch' and from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to help you learn in a fun and practical way. It might also help you to develop an interest in nature and also encourage some new friends to start visiting your gardens!

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Maths Challenges and ICT Activities

Below you can find a range of maths challenges to activate your thinking and develop your maths skills.

 

The White Rose Easter maths problems should put you into the learning zone and there is even a fun recipe you might like to try making. The other challenges are all ICT based and cover a range of areas of maths that we have previously looked at in school.

 

 

Arts and Crafts

Find some links below to a range of art based challenges that you might like to try.

They have a special Easter theme and there are some that are very focused on our good friend the Easter Bunny!

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Welsh - Cyw a'i ffrindiau

We have some Cyw songs, games and activities for you that are a fun way to learn and revise Welsh. Have a sing or dance along to some of the catchy songs and then try some online games!

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PE

We know that lots of you have been working out at home along with 'The Body Coach' Joe Wicks each day. It's a great way to wake your body up and also to stay fit so we've got a link to his YouTube channel below where you can try to follow his 'PE with Joe' sessions each day.

 

Remember to also keep up with your own circuit training activities that you created last week. It's really important to keep active and healthy while you are home. There is also a PE section on the Whole School Learning page which you could have a go at as well.

PE with Joe

Here's an example of one of Joe's workouts.

See the link below the video to take you to his YouTube channel which will update with his new PE sessions each day.

PE with Joe daily work out sessions on his YouTube channel

 

Have a great work out with Joe by clicking the link below:

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Friday 3rd April

Bore da Blwyddyn Dau! Diolch for all of the learning that you have been doing at home over the last two weeks. We can see that you have been putting some excellent effort into your home learning tasks by the lovely work that you have been emailing us and posting onto twitter. There's a selection of some in a slideshow below.

 

Miss Davies and I would also like to say diolch yn fawr for all of the messages and funny jokes that you have been sharing on 'Flipgrid'. They have been egg-cellent! I have even uploaded a video for all of you yolkers, oops, I mean jokers out there.

 

We hope that you enjoy today's tasks and have fun with your learning. There has been another special broadcast from Mr Warlow's living room for you all to have a listen to with some special helpers reading the story with me. I hope you enjoy the story of 'Cled y cwmwl unig' and the challenges that go along with it.

Cled Y Cwmwl Unig

Have a listen to the story in Welsh first of all, and then the translation into English all about Cled the lonely cloud. Listen out carefully for Mr Warlow's reading assistants helping with the story!

 

Try to test your understanding of Welsh and listen out for some familiar words and phrases such as: beth (what), syniad da (good idea), pawb (everybody), gwenu (smile), drist (sad), boeth (hot), diolch (thank you), bach (small), mawr (big), hapus (happy).

Cled y cwmwl unig

Cled Digital Art Task

If you have are able to access the Hwb website it would be great if you have a go at creating what you think Cled might look like. You will need the Hwb login that we gave you in your home learning packs to access this. If you have any problems logging on or if you cannot access a computer or iPad/tablet, then don't worry, you can draw what you think Cled might look like.

If you want to push yourself into the learning zone, try to create a whole scene from the story.

 

Using Hwb

  1. Log in on the website hwb.gov.wales
  2. Type your username – *******@hwbcymru.net
  3. Type your password – please note that the password is case sensitive.
  4. Choose “Just2easy” from the menu
  5. Choose “Jit5”
  6. Choose “paent” / “paint” (blue tab on the upper right corner)
  7. Choose a background for your picture
  8. Type a title above your picture (Cled y cwmwl unig)
  9. Save your work by clicking on the save button on the upper left corner (orange circle)

Gwnewch i rywyn wenu / Make someone smile

All Cled ever wanted to do was to make people smile. Try to think of a time when you have made someone smile and write about it. It could be something kind or something funny. Think back to our 'Happiness' context at the beginning of Year 2 and all those little things that you can do to make someone happy.

 

Another challenge for today is to try and do something to make someone in your family smile. You can do this one to create a house full of 'smilers' which would have made Cled proud!

Maths

We have some thinking maths challenges to stretch your brain today.

See if you can apply your maths skills to find all of the possibilities and then to try out a maths crossword. Remember to take care with your spellings of the numbers!

PE

We have been very impressed with all of the exercises and circuit training that you have been doing to keep yourselves fit and active. 

 

Keep on trying out your own circuit training ideas daily to stay fit and healthy.

 

Today we have some fun dance and workout challenges for you that you can use along with your own circuit training routines. You will be super fit Year 2 superstars then!

 

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

 

Hello Blwyddyn 2! Mae hi'n braf a heulog heddiw. It looks like the sun is shining outside today so if you have a garden remember to get outside and keep yourself moving. We have been very impressed with all of the super work that has been emailed to us and shared on twitter this week so far. You really are all Birchgrove Stars and we are pleased that you are learning so much at home. We enjoy reading emails from you and your parents and it's a great way to stay in touch with us. 

 

There are some new tasks to activate your thinking today and to get you into the learning zone. Remember to try your best and most of all, have fun while you learn!

 

PE

Here are some great exercise activities to wake you up and get prepared for the day ahead.

Keeping active and fit is fantastic for both your body and mind. See if you can follow these and then you will prepared for the day ahead!

 

Cymru am Byth

 

As part of our 'Cymru am Byth' context we looked at the story of 'Woolly Wendy'. Today, we would like you to have a go at a task based upon what happened in the story. Read the story with your parents and think carefully about what happened when Wendy was looking for the Snowdon lily. What mistakes did she make that she could use as 'marvellous mistakes' to not do again?

 

To help Woolly Wendy remember how she should behave in the countryside, create an information poster for her and other people visiting Snowdon, to make sure that they keep the Snowdon lilies safe. Think about each of the lilies and what happens to them. 

 

You could link your poster to the countryside code learning we have done in school and also to what we have learnt about bossy verbs.

For example:

You must stay on the footpath and look carefully where you are walking.

Never pick up any grass of flowers as this might damage them.

 

Here are some great examples of the countryside posters that have been completed today!

 

      

Woolly Wendy Story

Maths

We have a few maths challenges for you to have a go at today. 

The first activities are online division challenges. Try to share with 'Curious George' first and then have a go at applying this to division in the 'Demolition Division' game.

 

Remember that division is when we 'share' amounts. It is the opposite of multiplying (using our times tables). Think about the Fact Families that we use in Big Maths.

 

Watch the video below to remind you:

 

 

White Rose Division Problems

Wednesday 1st April

 

'Wake up its a beautiful morning' Can you guess the song Year 2? Maybe ask your parents for a little help then click here to dance your way into Wednesday! 

 

This morning you could start the day with one, two or all three of the activities suggested below. I know lots of you enjoyed the Comic Yoga we did yesterday. Take a look at this super stretchy star from Year 2 (and her sister)...

 

                         

Activities:

1.Go Noodle - 'Banana Banana Meatballs' click here 

2.Cosmic Yoga - 'Moana Adventure' click here

3.Dance with Oti (from strictly come dancing) - 'Frozen' - click here

 

Share with us how you started your day on twitter @birchgroveprm or via email. We look forward to seeing your photos/videos. 

 

Mr Warlow and I just wanted to say how impressed we are with all the hard work and effort you have been putting into your Home Learning tasks. We would like to say a HUGE 

 

SUPER DUPER...FANTASTIC...WELL DONE...

to YOU...

 

...and, of course, to your parents who have been busy playing 'teacher' and helping you with all your activities and making sure you have access to the website and twitter - They deserve a gold star! 

 

Here is one of our super stars Seb who wanted to share with us all the hard work he has been doing. Take a look! We also had a lovely email from Thea telling us all about her day. Why not have a go at sending your teacher your own email.

 

                            

                 

                            

 

Enjoy scrolling through our Home Learning page and twitter to spot other photos of your amazing work and super effort. You've made us proud Year 2, keep it up! 

 

 

 

Thinking Question 

Now let's get your brain muscle flexed. Take a look at this brain teaser. Can you work out the answer? Remember it is important to show us how you have worked out the answer. Don't forget to take a picture and send it to us so we can share it with everyone. 

 

 

Da iawn to this star who solved the problem. Great workings out! 

 

                                        

 

 

Welsh - Dillad/clothes 

In school you have learnt lots of words and phrases for different things such as; the weather, food and clothes. Today lets have a look back at what we learnt about clothes/dillad. Read through the PowerPoint and revise the words for different types of clothes...you might even be able to teach your parents and siblings some new Welsh words!

 

Activities 

1.Dress up - Find the different clothing items listed in the PowerPoint and dress yourself (or your brother/sister or parent) in the clothes. Label the different clothes in Welsh (use the PowerPoint to help you), take a photo and share it with us. 

 

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2. Draw it - Draw a picture of you, your teacher or your favourite cartoon character and dress them in different different clothes. Label the clothes (use the PowerPoint to help you) and share your picture with us. 

 

Take a look at these...

 

                       

 

 

Numeracy - Reasoning Problem Solving 

We would like you to choose your own level of challenge just like we do in school. You can pick either;

 

Oren 

Porffor

Pinc

 

Remember it is important to choose a challenge that will S-T-R-E-T-C-H your brain so pick the right level of challenge that will have you starting in the panic zone and moving into the learning zone - we don't want you to just sit in the comfort zone! Look at all three challenges then pick the right one for you. 

 

To solve this problem you will need to use what you already know about multiplication (3x5=) and repeated addition (5+5+5=). Read the problem, spot the numbers and what it is asking you to do. For this problem you will have to draw it out or use objects to help you. Good luck and enjoy working those brain muscles. See 'Numeracy Resources' for challenge worksheets. 

 

Gwaith da. You choose the right level of challenge to get your brain thinking. You also showed how you worked out the answer. Super! 

                                

2D's Class Reading Book: Charlie and the Glass Elevator

 

                                          

 

As promised 2D I have read the next part of the story: 

 

Chapter 10 - Transport Capsule in Trouble: Attack Number 1

 

I hope you enjoy listening to the next part of the story. Listen carefully to the description of the 'Knids' - what do they look like? Draw me a picture of what you think they look like. As always, I have ended the reading on a cliff-hanger. I wonder, what do you think will happen next? Share your pictures, thoughts and ideas with me via email or twitter. 

 

Sam wanted to share what he thinks the Knids look like. Let's hope they can fix the radio and get back home safely! 

 

                                 

 

Take a look at these Knids...everyone has their own idea of what they might look like! We love how every Knid is different! 

 

                      

Charlie and the Glass Elevator

Chapter 10: Transport Capsule in Trouble - Attack Number 1

Tuesday 31st March 

 

Bore da Blywddyn 2. Sut mae'r tywydd heddiw? How did you all get on with your home learning tasks from yesterday? There was lots to keep you busy so make sure you do as much as you can, at your own pace and over a few days. Remember, little by little is the best way! We have enjoyed receiving your emails telling us about your achievements and how you have been keeping busy. It has also been great watching your flip grid Easter jokes, they were side-splittingly funny and you had Mr Warlow and I giggling! Owen, your joke had me thinking and then laughing! If you haven't sent us your Easter-themed joke  yet don't worry. Just follow the instructions (see 'flipgrid' instructions below) on how to get your joke heard by the whole of the Year 2 crew. 

 

ICT - Coding with Scratch Jr

In school we introduced you to the world of coding. Coding is a set of instructions you give to a computer to make it do something. In school you started learning to do this using ‘Scratch Jr’ app. If you have an iPad download the free app. 

 

Activities 

Here are two different activity cards to get you going. Choose one for today and do the other tomorrow (see 'Scratch Jr' Resources below for activity cards). Share how you get on with us via twitter or email. 

                                                 

 

1. Make a city

2. Run a race

 

 

Outdoor PE
A super star in 2D had a great idea to get us all outdoors so we can enjoy the sunshine. She thought it would be fun to create a circuit/obstacle course in our garden to get our hearts pumping. Think about the space you have to move in, the equipment you could use and how you can get your heart pumping.

 

Activity
Have a go at thinking of a simple circuit of activities that will raise your heart rate. Remember it is important to be active every day to stay fit and healthy. Think of between 4-6 activities that you can do in your garden and how many times you will do that activity for. An example is given below:

 

Station.1 – 25 Jumping Jacks
Station.2 – 20 burpees
Station.3 – 15 push-ups
Station.4 – 10 Star jumps
Station.5 – 5 hops on each legs

 

Depending on the space you have and what equipment you've got at home you could add things in like; skipping on the spot, run-touch-run, balancing on the spot, throw and catch etc.

 

Plan your circuit in your home learning book. You might want to write it down as a set of instructions or use a sequencing frame (flow map) with pictures or words. Then test it out to see if it works. Does it make your heartbeat faster? Do you need to make any changes? Finally get a parent to join in and report back to us via email or twitter. Take a picture of your circuit or a video of you completing it and we will share them on twitter. If you send us a fantastic circuit we will post it on the website for others to try out. Have fun Year 2!

 

Creative
Easter is on its way and in school we would usually be making Easter cards and doing lots of creative things to celebrate this time of year. Here are a few ideas for you to pick from and enjoy showing off your creative flare. Do one or both, it is up to you!

 

Activity 1 - Easter Card
Easter card – Create an Easter card of your choice. Make sure it is bright and colourful with a message inside. Look at 'Easter card ideas' (under Resources) for some ideas. Be creative as you like!

 

Here are just a few examples of the Easter cards you have been busy making...

 

     

 

                                       

 

 

 

Activity 2 - Easter Bonnet

Plan, design and make a fabulous Easter bonnet and host your own parade. Find an old hat or make one from card (an old cereal box would be perfect!). Use the success criteria to help you plan your design:

 

Success Criteria

:) It must be bright and colourful 
:):) It must be Easter-themed 

:):):) It must be worn on your head 

 

Plan your design in your Home Learning book. Think about the shape, how it is going to stay on your head and, most importantly, how you can decorate your hat so it STANDS OUT! You could use left over wrapping paper, paint, tissue paper, feathers, glitter, off-cuts of fabric, cotton wool...whatever you can get your hands on! Once you have created your hat send us a picture of your design and finished hat. Finally., host your own Easter Bonnet parade. Get an audience, the music blasting, sing Easter songs and show-off your hat in true style! Send us your photos and videos for us to share with everyone else. 

Sam's Obstacle Course

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Sam has been keeping fit and designed this obstacle course for all his family to try out. Look at him go...

Sam's Keep Fit Circuits

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Sam also had a go at creating a circuit in his garden to raise his heartbeat. You have been very busy Sam! Why not watch his video and have a go at his circuit...

Monday 30th March

 

Blwyddyn 2 Flip Grid 

 

     

 

Look! Year 2 your @flipgrid page is up and running...how exciting! Download the app to get started. Click here for instructions on how to use it. 

 

Miss Davies has posted a video on the Year 2 page for you all to watch. It tells you what your first flip grid task is; to video yourself telling an Easter-themed joke to get us all laughing. 

Monday 30th March 

 

Bore da Blwyddyn 2. We hope you have all enjoyed your weekend and spent some time in the sunshine. What did you do? It has been lovely to hear from so many of you and seeing all the different activities you have been busy doing! Here is an activity to start your Monday morning with. During the day more will be uploaded so make sure you check back later. Remember to share your home learning with us, we LOVE seeing all the work you do. Use the twitter handle @birchgroveprm or email us. 

 

Cael hwyl blwyddyn 2 and we look forward to hearing from you.

 

PE - Yoga 

Wake up and stretch with Cosmic Yoga. Try out these different yoga flows to get you up and ready for the day head. Choose one or do both, it is up to you!

 

Focus - 'Be the Pond' - click here 
Active - Space Picnic - click here

 

Thinking Question 

Let's get those brain juices flowing. Start the day with this thinking question. Take a look at these three pictures. Which one is the odd one out and why? Remember there are no right or wrongs answers, it is your choice. Talk about it over breakfast then write your answer in your home learning book. Remember to give a reason for your choice and use the connective 'because...' to help you do this. After, ask different people in your house what their choice would be. Is it the same as yours or different? Was their reason why different from yours or similar? 

 

     

 

Da iawn to all those who have had a go at the thinking question this morning. We have enjoyed reading your answers. Persephone thinks the egg is the odd one out because the egg is not alive. Do you agree or disagree? Ella also thinks the egg is the odd one out but her reason is different. Ella said that is the odd one out because it is not an animal. What do you think? Lili believes that the egg is the odd one out because the chick and the chicken have already hatched and the egg has not hatched. A great reason for your choice!

 

       

 

 

                                   

 

Music with Myleene Klass 

Join the talented Myleene Klass at 10am for a live music lesson. Check out her YouTube channel and pick a lesson to take part in. Click here for the link. 

 

Numeracy - Fractions 

Last week we revised recognising and finding a half and a quarter. You all did so well, da iawn pawb! This week we are going to move along the learning journey and learn all about thirds (1/3) and using fractions. 

 

Carlotta has been busy revising fractions. Take a look at what she has done so far...

 

     

 

Here is short video all about fractions: BBC Bitesize - click here for the link.

 

Activity.1 

There are 5 activities for you to do all linked to fractions. You will find a short video that explains what to do and a set of questions to complete to practice what you have learnt. Do these activities at your own pace and share with us how you got on. Click on the link 'white rose: week 2' to view the videos and activities. 

 

Activity.2

After mastering recognising and finding different fractions have a go at doing this practically at home. Can you help cut up some fruit to make a healthy fruit salad for you and your family? Try and cut the fruit using what you have learnt about fractions. Take a picture and share it with us via twitter or email. 

 

      

 

This looked like a lot of fun. I hope you and your sister enjoyed eating it just as much as making it. Gwaith da girls. 

 

Activity.3 

Have a go at answering this problem. Remember when solving a problem you can draw it or write it as a number sentence. Show us how you solved it and what the answer is. We will share your 'workings-out' on our website. 

 

                                     

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 27th March 2020

Hello Blwyddyn Dau and diolch yn fawr for all of the lovely emails and work that you have sent us this week! We have greatly enjoyed seeing the activities, challenges, pictures and information that you have been emailing to us this week to tell us all about your of learning at home. Remember that you can ask your parents to share your learning at home on twitter as well. It sounds like you have all been busy and productive during your week working at home. There are a few different challenges for you to try today including a special story broadcast to you all direct from Mr Warlow's house (with some added little helpers!)

 

Pob lwc with today's tasks and we will be excited to hear from you by emails or on twitter!

 

Story - Y crocodeil oedd ddim yn hoffi dwr - The crocodile who didn't like water

Have a listen to a special reading for all of Year 2 recorded in Mr Warlow's living room! Y crocodeil oedd ddim yn hoffi dwr is all about a crocodile who was a bit different. It was chosen especially by Mr Warlow's daughters for you all and they decided to help out with the story. It is read in Welsh first of all and then in English afterwards.

Try to listen carefully to the Welsh version to see which words you recognise. See if you can listen out for: hoffi (like), ddim yn hoffi (don't like) , dwr (water), crocodeil (crocodile), bach (small), nofio (swimming), chwarae (play), un, dau, tri (one, two, three).

Y Crocodile oedd ddim yn hoffi dwr - examples of your work

The crocodile who didn't like water

Task 1 (Creative)

After listening to the story, imagine what the 'baby crocodile' looked like and draw a picture of him. Remember to listen to the story carefully as this will give you a clue about how you might draw him. You could even choose a particular part of the story such as where he went swimming or at the end when he discovers he is 'special'.

 

Task 2 (Writing/Personal and Social)

It turns out in the story that the 'baby crocodile' was 'different' to the other crocodiles. This was very positive in the story, as he was truly special. He also tried his best to try something that he didn't like when he went swimming.

Underneath your drawing , write some reasons why you think that it might have been a good thing for the 'baby crocodile' to be different to the others.  Explain how you think he might now feel when he realises what he can do. Then write about how the other crocodiles now might feel about him? What could they all now teach each other? Think about how they might share their different skills.

 

Maths Challenge 23.3.20 - Sort the Street

Maths Challenge 23.3.20 - Sort the Street 1

In the 'Sort the Street' link below you need to activate your growth mindset to get into the learning zone. 

 

There are nine houses above and they are all slightly different in their own unique way.

Find as many ways to sort them into groups as you can. On the website link there is an interactive activity to help you 'drag' the houses into different areas depending on how you choose to organise them.

 

Think about what you notice that is the same about some houses? What is different about others? You can choose how to present your ideas, although there is an example for you below if you need some guidance.

 

Example:

Door Colour - 3 green, 3 blue, 3 navy

Number of windows - .......

 

Da iawn to Ella who had a go at this problem and shared it on twitter. Take a look at how she did it. Lili also had a go at solving the problem. Great effort pawb! 

 

       

Get Yo Body Movin - Koo Koo Kanga Roo | GoNoodle

Get energised and remember to get your daily exercise with some dance moves that will get your body moving.

Koo Koo Kanga Roo - Dinosaur Stomp (Dance-A-Long)

Practise you dinosaur moves around the house to help you focus and stretch.

Thursday 26th March 

 

PE - Join Mrs Miles (and her cat Gruber) and Joe Wicks to get your heartbeat pumping. Get up and get moving Year 2! Share with us how you get on via twitter using @birchgroveprm

 

Literacy 

Yesterday you used your imagination to add a twist to the story of King March. How did you get on? Owen gave his King yellow duck's feet and a long cat's tail! Two very tricky secrets to try and hide. 

 

Activity 1 

Once you have decided your twist on the story use the sequence frame to plan your story. Use the original story as a guide and only make one change - what King March is trying to hide! Put the story in order using pictures, words and phrases. Share with us your version of the story, email or tweet your work. Remember to keep your sequencing frame safe, you will need it in the coming weeks. 

 

Bendigedig to this super star in 2W. What a great sequencing frame! Mr Warlow and I were very impressed. Take a look at her efforts...

 

           

 

 

Activity 2 

Sam had a great idea and kept himself busy by writing a letter to his friend Morgan. Take a look at his letter (its on twitter). Why not write your own letters to each other or to your teachers? Remember when we learnt how to write a letter to Father Christmas? Use what you have learnt about letters to help you. Don’t forget the key feature of a letter. Take a look at Lili’s ‘Features of a letter’ to remind you. Once you have written your letter email it to us or share it on twitter. We would like to share your letter with each other.

 

We've got mail! This Birchgrove Star has written a letter to Mr Warlow. Take look...

 

       

 

 

Numeracy 

Reasoning (fractions) - Today we have another problem for you to solve. Use what you have learnt about fractions to help you. See 'numeracy resources' to access the problem. 


Creative 
Artist Helen Elliot hosted a live-streaming art lesson at 3pm. The link was posted on our twitter page. Did you take part? If not, don't worry you can access the session via her website. Click here to view the session. All you need to do is register an email address and you will be emailed a link and password to access the workshops. Her next live steam art lesson is tomorrow (27.3.20) at 3pm.                                            

 

Activity 1 

In school you studied Helen Elliot's artwork. She likes to create picture of Wales and use bright and bold colours. You had a go at creating your own Helen Elliot inspired artwork, choosing a famous place in Wales and using bright and bold colours. Take a look at the PowerPoint to remind yourself of her unique style. Have a go at creating your own Helen Elliot inspired piece of artwork and use your garden as inspiration. Find an area of your garden or a pretty flower and sketch it first using a pencil then fill in the colour. Share your artwork with us by emailing a photo or uploading a photo on our twitter page. We can;t wait to see your colourful pictures! 

 

Take a look at Lili's artwork. She used nature for her inspiration. Da iawn Lili! 

 

                                            

Wednesday 25th March

 

PE - Bore da Blwyddyn 2! Lets get moving with me (Miss Davies) and Joe Wicks with his live workout this morning. Join me at 9am. Share your efforts on our twitter page using @birchgroveprm and I'll share mine! Have fun!

 

Literacy

This term we have read the story of King March. He was a very miserable King because he had a very dark secret. With an adult read through the PowerPoint and recap the story. 

 

Activity 1 - Add your own twist to a story 

Can you add your own twist to the story? Choose another animal feature that King March has to hide. Think about the features of different animals and how he can hide it. For example; a bushy fox tail that is hidden under a long coat or big owl eyes that are hidden by always wearing a pair of sunglasses. Use what you know about animal features and your imagination to create a new version of this traditional Welsh fable. Draw a picture of King March's new secret in your Home Learning book and write a short description about it. Tell us what his secret is and how he hides it. Also think about who might discover his secret. For example; does he invite a tailor to make him a new coat or does he need to go to the opticians to get his eye checked. Remember to use punctuation marks and adjectives in your sentences. Share with us what you have done by email or via twitter. We would LOVE to see your work and share it with your friends. 

 

Numeracy 

This term we have been investigating fractions by finding half and spotting quarters. We learnt how to find half and quarter of different shapes and started to link this concept to numbers.

 

Activity 1 - Revise fractions in shapes and numbers 

Using the link go to: 'whiterose.com' and click on the 'Year 2 Home Learning' section. Complete lessons 1-5 over the next few days. There are videos tutorials and activity cards for you to use.

 

Activity.2 - Fraction Problem Solving 

Use what you know about fractions to answer the questions (PDF 25.3.3.20 Fraction Problem Solving). Remember to give reasons for your choices and explain your thinking. You can do this by using objects, drawing pictures of writing it down as a number sentence or in words. Share with us your answer and we will post a few online. 

 

 

 

25.3.20 - Numeracy Resource -Fraction Problem Solving

NESSY (Online literacy) Update 24.3.20

Please see the above letter regarding Nessy (online literacy program) for all of our Year 2 pupils. It contains information about the program and how to access it at www.nessy.com

 

We have now managed to secure a free one month trial of the Nessy program for ALL children in Year 2. Your child may have been given a log in and letter within their home learning pack but if they did not receive one, please get in touch with Mrs Jones on her email within the letter to get a log in to gain access for your child.

 

The Nessy program is a fun and interactive way to boost literacy skills. We would recommend all children trying out this website to further develop and consolidate their learning within literacy.

We hope that you were able to refresh your learning about adjectives yesterday and could think of your own interesting descriptions. Today we are going to continue to develop our understanding of adjectives even further.

 

Adjectives Task 1

Read through the 'Awesome Adjectives' with your parent, carer or someone who is helping you learn at home. If there are any words you are unsure of or haven't heard before, talk about them and discuss what they mean. Remember to use your phonics to sound out any parts of new words that you are unsure of. These can then be new words for you to learn and introduce into your work. There are quite a lot of words so you could 'break it down' into reading/learning a few or a section at a time.

 

Adjectives Task 2

Look at the different pictures in the 'Settings Description' PowerPoint. Some of these are places in Wales that link to our 'Cymru am Byth' context (Tenby and the Snowdon Lily). The other two are coastal areas from another part of the world which might be a bit different to our beaches!

 

We would like you to use some interesting adjectives to describe each of the pictures. Try to write in full sentences which explain what you see. 

You might want to use these sentence starters:

I can see...

There is...

There are...

 

For example:

I can see the clear, blue sea.

There is a twisty, green leaf growing out from the pretty Snowdon Lily.

There are stripy and bright fish swimming around the beautiful and delicate coral.

 

Be as creative and descriptive as you can! Remember to create sentences that will put you into the learning zone and activate your learning.

 

Pob lwc and have fun describing!

Adjectives Challenge

 

As we have been learning about adjectives in school over the last few weeks to allow us to add 'colour' and interest to our writing, our first literacy tasks will be about these describing words.

 

There is a PowerPoint which you can read through to remind you about choosing interesting and imaginative adjectives to describe nouns (naming words).

 

There are then two activities for you to have a go at in your 'Home Learning' Books. Remember to write in full sentences that begin with a capital letter and end in a full stop. If you would like to challenge yourself to enter the 'Learning Zone', try to write the 2 words adjectives task in complete sentences rather than simply listing the two adjectives.

 

Pob lwc!

 

 

 

 

Maths Challenges 24.3.20

Gemma's magazines solutions

Bore da Blwyddyn 2! We hope that you enjoyed challenging yourselves to find a solution to yesterday's 'Pick a Pair' problem. Did you find all of the possible number sentences? We have posted the answers below for you to check.

 

Today's challenge involves you reading the question carefully and then deciding what you need to do. Think about the work we have done in school to find the relevant information before deciding what we need to do with it. Try to answer the question fully and remember that you may need to complete it in two different steps. There are some hints to help you get started next to the problem.

 

Pob lwc pawb!

Maths Challenges 23.3.20

Pick a Pair Solution

In the problem that we have set for you above, you will need to apply what you know about adding and taking-away, but you will also need to use your thinking skills. 

 

Read the 'Pick a Pair' problem carefully and see if you can find all of the possible combinations to make sure that you have answered the question fully. Think about how you could work in a 'systematic way' to get all of the possibilities.

 

We will post the answers up for you tomorrow.

 

Pob lwc pawb!

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