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Underwood West Academy

A School in the Community, Working with the Community, For the Community

Year 2

 

Summer Holidays

Well done for all your hard work over the past few weeks! We all hope that you have a fantastic summer holiday and look forward to welcoming you all back in September!

Please find below some challenges for the summer and some useful websites!

Week 17

Maths

Please visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on the W/C 20th July tab to access daily videos.

 

Please click on each day to access the relevant worksheet:

Monday 20th July

Tuesday 21st July

Wednesday 22nd July

English

The Way Back Home

Please click below for this weeks English

https://sway.office.com/b32TGlBUQoGuSB4w?ref=Link&loc=play

Reading

Please click here to access this weeks reading comprehension all about Emperor Penguins.

Here are some books available on Oxford Owl that you might enjoy reading this week. 

To access Oxford Owl please use the following passwords:

2G - Username: sgreenbank Password: Reader

2M - Username: missmann Password: reader

2HR - Username: class2hr Password: reader

PSHE

Please click here to access this weeks PSHE about friendship.

Week 16

Maths

Please visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on the W/C 13th July tab to access daily videos.

 

Please click on each day to access the relevant worksheet:

Monday 13th July

Tuesday 14th July

Wednesday 15th July Part 1

Wednesday 15th July Part 2

Thursday 16th July

Friday 17th July

English

The Lion Inside

Please click below for this weeks English

https://sway.office.com/pxVxMlKvxn4nCaSx?ref=Link&loc=play

Reading

Please click here to access this weeks reading comprehension all about Ronald the Rhino.

Here are some books available on Oxford Owl that you might enjoy reading this week. 

 

To access Oxford Owl please use the following passwords:

2G - Username: sgreenbank Password: Reader

2M - Username: missmann Password: reader

2HR - Username: class2hr Password: reader

PSHE

Please click here to access this weeks PSHE about getting medicine.

Week 15

Maths

Please visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on the W/C 6th July tab to access daily videos.

 

Please click on each day to access the relevant worksheet:

Monday 6th July

Tuesday 7th July

Wednesday 8th July

Thursday 9th July

Friday 10th July

English

Man on the Moon

Please click below for this weeks English

https://sway.office.com/GSCHmrONIrS80ug0?ref=Link&loc=play

Reading

Please click here to access this weeks reading comprehension all about A Tale of Two Feathers.

Here are some books available on Oxford Owl that you might enjoy reading this week. 

 

To access Oxford Owl please use the following passwords:

2G - Username: sgreenbank Password: Reader

2M - Username: missmann Password: reader

2HR - Username: class2hr Password: reader

PSHE

Please click here to access this weeks PSHE about medicines.

Week 14

Maths

Please visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on the Week 29/6 tab to access daily videos.

 

Please click on each day to access the relevant worksheet:

Monday 29th June

Tuesday 30th June

Wednesday 1st July

Thursday 2nd July

Friday 3rd July

English

A Planet for an Alien

Please click on the link below for this weeks English learning.

https://sway.office.com/gqwrQHY5HxhHdOZK?ref=Link&loc=play

Reading

Please click here to access this weeks reading comprehension all about Deep Sea Explorers

Here are some books available on Oxford Owl that you might enjoy reading this week. 

 

To access Oxford Owl please use the following passwords:

2G - Username: sgreenbank Password: Reader

2M - Username: missmann Password: reader

2HR - Username: class2hr Password: reader

PSHE

Please click here to access this weeks PSHE about hygiene.

Learning Challenges

Reading Challenge

Watch “Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really Big Adventure” on YouTube the link is here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6yZGj-CGok

Once you have listened to the story go outside (if the weather is nice) and retell the story. You could ask a grown-up to take pictures of you retelling the story and send them to the email address; teachers@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk

 

Click here for a Science Challenge

 

Click here for a Creative Challenge

Week 13

Maths

Please visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on the Week 22/6 tab to access daily videos.

 

Please click on each day to access the relevant worksheet:

Monday 22nd June - Note

Monday 22nd June - Healthy Eating Code Breakers 

Monday 22nd June - Football

Tuesday 23rd June

Wednesday 24th June

Thursday 25th June

Friday 26th June

 

English

Space Poetry

Please click on the link below for this weeks English learning.

https://sway.office.com/TP4aITcvcGccSZlh?ref=Link&loc=play

Reading

Please click here to access this weeks reading comprehension all about Amazing Antarctica

Here are some books available on Oxford Owl that you might enjoy reading this week. 

To access Oxford Owl please use the following passwords:

2G - Username: sgreenbank Password: Reader

2M - Username: missmann Password: reader

2HR - Username: class2hr Password: reader

PSHE

Fit and Healthy!

  • Make a list of all the things you have done today since waking up.
  • Circle all that activities that are physically active.
  • Talk about why the body needs activity and rest, how much sleep we need and what happens to bodies that don’t get enough rest or physical activity.

Watch: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z7hmhyc

  • Choose some physical activities that you could do to keep active at different times during the day. Add the times you are active together and aim to do at least 60 minutes a day. 
  • Complete the following sentences (orally or written):

Keeping active is important for bodies to ________.  Sleep is important for bodies to __________.

Choose from the following words:   active, work, drink, jump, eat, rest.

Learning Challenges

 

Reading Challenge

Can you build a castle using cardboard boxes or building blocks? How tall can you make it? Can you make it big enough to sit inside and pretend to be a king or queen?
Once you have built your Castle find a book and sit inside to read your book. Why don’t you see if you can find a story about castles on Youtube and listen to the story as well?

Click here for a science challenge

Click here for a creative learning challenge

Week 12

Maths

Please visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ and click on the Week 18/5 tab to access daily videos.

 

Please click on each day to access the relevant worksheet:

Monday 15th June

Tuesday 16th June

Wednesday 17th June

Thursday 18th June

Friday 19th June

English

How to Fly a Rocket

Please click on the link below for this weeks English learning.

https://sway.office.com/ZvWbXb83v4CiSnXl?ref=Link&loc=play

Reading

Please click here to access this weeks reading comprehension all about Captain Tom Moore.

Here are some books available on Oxford Owl that you might enjoy reading this week. 

    

To access Oxford Owl please use the following passwords:

2G - Username: sgreenbank Password: Reader

2M - Username: missmann Password: reader

2HR - Username: class2hr Password: reader

PSHE

What do you think you need to eat and drink to stay healthy?

Watch the Barnaby bear clip and discuss what “5 a day” means: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z2pxpv4

Keep a picture diary of the food you eat in one day. See if you have eaten 5 or more fruit or vegetable portions.

Use the Eatwell Guide below to see what groups the rest of your food in your picture diary falls into.   

Could you make any changes to your food tomorrow to be healthier?

Learning Challenges

Castle Den

Make a castle den out of cereal boxes, kitchen role tubes and any other boxes. Cut out a gate, arrow slits, create a draw bridge and add patterns.

Want to make your own knight?

Click here! to download instructions and a template!

 

Reading Challenge

Can you build a den with help from an adult? The den can be in your: bedroom, garden, front room. Once you have made the den and made it all cosy inside get inside and read a book that you have in your house. You could eat the book in one day or read a bit each day. Once you have finished reading the book can you draw what happens in the book on the template below?

Measure with cans or blocks

Using cans or blocks outside, measure objects by stacking cans or blocks up to their height and see how many blocks you use.

 

How tall is your outside black bin? How many cans or blocks did you use?

What was the tallest object?

How short was the shortest object?

How tall are you in cans or blocks?

 

Draw a Rainbow

Draw a rainbow and write phonics, numbers, words and letters that you need to learn. Write these between the lines in rainbow colours.

Try practicing these tricky words in your rainbow.


Simple Hand Held Catapult

Week 11

Hello year 2! Thank you for sending all of your lovely photos of your ‘Coat of Arms’ you made last week, we knew you would have great ideas of what to include on your shields.

 

English

Here is the link to all of this week's English activities.

https://sway.office.com/zIf2IsFU0QpPJXU9?ref=Link&loc=play

 

Monday 8th June

Tuesday 9th June

 

Wednesday 10th June

Thursday 11th June

Friday 12th June

 

Reading

Here are a few activity mats of words which you can practice at home, for door, floor, poor, because and hold

Year-2-Common-Exception-Word-Activity-Mat-1-Resource-Pack-English_ver_7 (1).pdf

If you build a perfect sandcastle, a dragon will move in. And that’s exactly what happens to one very lucky boy at the beach. Dad is busy sunbathing and Mum is busy with her book, so the boy and dragon roam the beach together, flying a kite, braving the waves, and roasting marshmallows. But no one believes him when he shares the news of his magnificent dragon: Mum only hears the roar of the ocean, Dad thinks the dragon feather is a seagull feather, and know-it-all sis claims there’s no such thing as a dragon. That’s when the sandwiches mysteriously disappear, claw prints are found in the brownies, and dragon-giggles erupt from the strangest of places. Heh-heh-heh. Is there truly a mischievous dragon running around on the beach or is someone’s imagination running wild?

https://www.storylineonline.net/books/when-a-dragon-moves-in/

 

SPAG

Mat 3 - Spag.pdf

Here are some activities (with answers) to help you practice your spelling, punctuation and grammar skills.

year 2 english SPAG.ppt

Maths

Follow the link – go into year 2 and Summer Term Week 4 11.5.20. Each day there is a little video to watch which will explain the maths and then there is a worksheet that we have provided for you to complete now, as White Rose no longer provide this. 

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Continue to keep your skills sharp with this activity.

Year 2 Spring 2 Activity Mat 3.pdf

 

Science

Can you remember the work you did on food chains last week?

Use these pictures to see if you can make another food chain. Remember- a food chain starts with a plant and ends with a big animal.

FOOD-CHAIN-CUT-AND-STICK.docx

History

Read through the power point to find out more about Medieval banquets.

T-H-140-Medieval-Banquet-Information-PowerPoint_ver_4 (1).pptx

Watch this video from English Heritage, where it talks a little more about banquets and the lefe of a medieval lady.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=87&v=1k-LhWB4QaA&feature=emb_logo

Can you write a menu for a medieval banquet? What food and drink would you prepare and serve, would you have some modern food or did you get some ideas from the video clip and power point you’ve seen?

T-T-1979-Role-Play-Banquet-menu_ver_3.pdf

Fun Things To Do

If you like baking at home – try this recipe for Dragon Biscuits. Send the teachers a photo of your finished result! We can’t wait to see!

t-t-2566993-dragon-biscuit-recipe_ver_1.pdf

They had beautiful writing in the medieval age. Have a look at this power point if you would like to have a go at some yourself!

t2-t-16627-illuminated-letters-powerpoint-_ver_5.pptx

T3-H-008-Medieval-Alphabet-Sheets_ver_1.pdf

Week 10

We hope you had a lovely Whit week last week and managed to enjoy some of the lovely sunshine we had. We hope you are all safe and well. Thank you for doing your best with the all of the learning tasks you did last half term, we are sending a great big virtual clap your way! 

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English

Monday 1st  June

Here is the link to all of this weeks English activities,

https://sway.office.com/RnYOwK1arsRhTpuU?ref=Link&loc=play

Tuesday 2nd  June   

Wednesday 3rd  June   

Thursday 4th June   

Friday 5th  June

Reading

Can you search for these words?

Common Exception Words 1.pdf

Listen to this story called The kiss that missed. One evening, when the King is in a hurry, his goodnight kiss to the Little Prince goes astray. After rattling around the Prince's bedroom, it flies out the window and floats into the dark forest, where it has no business to be. The King decides to do something about it. He orders the Knight to climb on his horse, ride into the forest, and bring back the kiss. But the forest is filled with spooky things that frighten both the Knight and his horse. How will they ever succeed in bringing the kiss back to the castle?

https://www.storylineonline.net/books/kiss-missed/

As you love reading the stories about dragons, here is another one to share.

 GR_St_George_and_the_Dragon (1).pdf

SPAG

Mat 2 - Spag.pdf

Here are some activities (with answers) to help you practice your spelling, punctuation and grammar skills.

year 2 english SPAG .ppt

Maths

We are so glad you are enjoying the maths from the White Rose website, thank you for letting us know everyone.  Follow the link – go into year 2 and Summer Term Week 3 4.5.20. Each day there is a little video to watch which will explain the maths and then there is documents with some activities on it for you to complete afterwards. It even has the answers on another document which you can use to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Friday 5th June

You will need some ingredients for this – it’s a pizza making activity!

Friday Classroom-Kitchen-Ingredients-Recipe-Cards (1).pdf

Friday Butterfly-Pizza-Activities-Worksheet.pdf

Continue to keep your skills sharp with this activity.

 

Year 2 Spring 2 Activity Mat 1.pdf

Science

 

History and Design Technology

Read through the power point to find out more about Coats of Arms. The last slide explains that you will then create your own coat of arms!

I-can-create-my-own-coat-of-arms.pptx

t-t-198-design-your-own-personal-coat-of-arms-_ver_4.pdf

Coat of arms blank.docx

Just For Fun

Watch this video and join them as they explore a living history camp. They will try their hand at archery and you can watch a legendary joust at Kenilworth Castle.

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

Have you been missing our fun music sessions? We have too! Have a go at these fun rhythms with Beat goes on…. what a challenge! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzWy6lhXLsI

We would like to say a very enormous thank you to each and every one of our Year 2 mega stars who have worked so incredibly hard this half term. Well done! Thank you to everyone who has emailed us their work and we hope you have enjoyed learning through Sir Charlie Stinky Socks!

Next week is half term so we are posting some fun ideas for you to look at and enjoy next week. Our fingers are crossed for some lovely weather next week and hope that you will get to enjoy some time outdoors!

We are so impressed with how lots of you are still reading and are enjoying reading new books either online or, through books being read aloud on You tube.

Here is a reminder of the link to the Reading tab on our School website. Here you will find lots of wonderful places to read new and exciting stories.

https://underwood.schooljotter2.com/classes/reading

Here is a great grid which gives lots of ideas of things to do relating to reading, have a peep!

Sharing_the_Love_of_Reading_5-7_years.pdf

Finally, here is a brilliant bank of ideas to do something this week which away from a screen!

Non-screen activities - from Pobble.pdf

Week 9

Hi everyone, we hope you are all keeping safe and thank you for all your wonderful emails showing the clever things you are doing at home. We are super impressed with you all and very proud. Keep up with that amazing Underwood spirit everyone!

English

This is the link for all of this weeks English activities,

English overview.docx

 

 Monday 18th May

Can you remember what happenend in the story you read on Friday? Reread it and then have a look at the activities for today.

 https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5326e0f5e4b0137cd27edbf9/t/5e8202e1075b346ec3231adf/1585578744980/GR_The+Cats+Journey.pdf

Scratch the at wrote The Cat's Journey. Imagine what Annie's diary would have said for the same time. Read Annie's Diary for Wednesday,

 

Annie's Diary for Wednesday.docx

Now for some writing. Use Annie's diary of the day that Scratch came home to write what you think Annie wrote on that day.

 Annie's diary for the day that Scratch came home.docx

Try these fun time extras.

Draw a cat of your own. Write it's name and something about it.

 How to draw a cat | Creative Bloq

Tuesday 19th May

Read Aliens Stole my Underpants.

Ask someone to read the poem with you, taking turns to read, verse by verse. Enjoy it together.

Aliens Stole my Underpants.docx

Answer questions about the poem.

Read the questions carefully to make sure you know what is being asked. Write your answers in sentences.

 

Comprehension questions.docx

Wednesday 20th May

Now for some writing.

What do you think the aliens look like?

Use My Alien. Write a paragraph describing it.

The Alien.docx

Try these fun time extras.

Draw the alien.

Write about what you do next, together!

Thursday 21st May

Read On Some Other Planet by John Rice.

On Some Other Planet.docx

Identify nouns, verbs and adjectives.

Using nouns, verbs and adjectives page, make sure that you remember how to recognise each of these.

Nouns Verbs Adjectives.docx

Turn adjectives and verbs into nouns

We can turn some adjectives into nounsusing the suffix -ness and some verbs into nouns using the suffix -er. Use Turning adjectives into nouns and Turning verbs into nouns to help you. Complete each sheet,

 

Turning Adjectives into Nouns.docx

Turning Verbs into Nouns.docx

 

Friday 22nd May

Now for some writing.

On some other planet.... there is an alien who is just like me! Describe this alien's home, their family and pets. Let your imagination run wild!

Use On some Other Planet for your writing.

On Some Other Planet Writing Sheet.docx

Try these Fun Time Extras

Watch The Alien and Me Poem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugezt4msvgY

Draw an alien who could come and visit you,

Reading

Can you guess what the words are by their shape? 

year-2-common-exception-words-outline-guess-the-word-activity-sheet-_ver_1.pdf

Listen to this story on the Jackanory website called The Snow Dragon.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011lb5t

Read these extracts and answer the questions.

 

Reading Revision Mat Fiction (1).pdf

Reading Revision Mat Non-Fiction.pdf

Reading Revision Mat Poetry (1).pdf

SPAG

Continue to keep your skills sharp with this activity.

Mat 1 .pdf

Here are some activities (with answers) to help you practice your spelling, punctuation and grammar skills.

year 2 English 2 SPAG (1).ppt

Maths

We are so glad you are enjoying the maths from the White Rose website, thank you for letting us know everyone.  Follow the link – go into year 2 and Summer Term Week 2 27.4.20. Each day there is a little video to watch which will explain the maths and then there is documents with some activities on it for you to complete afterwards. It even has the answers on another document which you can use to help you!

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Continue to keep your skills sharp with this activity.

Year 2 Spring 1 Activity Mat 6.pdf

Science

Have a look at these animals at Edinburgh Zoo and think about how their keepers try to recreate their true habitats. How are they similar or different?

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/

Food chains.docx

 

History

Watch this clip and read this blog to find out about daily life inside a castle.

 

https://historyprojectcastles.wordpress.com/harvey/life-inside-these-castles/

This website is so interesting, have a peep. It has lots of interesting information about castles.

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Castles.html

Who are these people in the castle?

Who are these people who live in a castle 2.doc

Week 8

Hello everyone in year 2!

This weekend marked  the VE Day celelbrations which you may have heard about. The 8th   of May 1945 marked the end of World War Two in Europe. The day was one of celebration in Britain and saw people coming together to enjoy the victory in streets up and down the country. Did you celebrate at home? This week we continue to learn about castles and the way they lived at the time especially knights like George and Sir Charlie in the stories we have been looking at together.

English

This is the link for all of this weeks English activities,

english.docx

Monday 11th May

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Monday Comparing stories.docx

 

 

Tuesday 12th May

Now for some writing.

In one of these tales, the girl being fed to the dragon was a healer, in another she was a princess. Who do you think she might be? How was she chosen?

Use Feed the Dragon for your story.

Feed to the dragon.docx

Try these fun activities

  • Draw your own dragon.
  • Write about what you do together.

 

Wednesday 13th May

Read a Small Dragon by Brian Patten. Read the poem twice and enjoy it.

A Small Dragon.docx

Can you remember what a noun phrase is? Use the What are Noun Phrases? to remind you of these and then complete the Noun Phrase activities.

What are Noun Phrases.docx

Writing Noun Phrases.docx

 

Thursday 14th May

Now for some writing.

Imagine that you too find a dragon....

He is yours.What is he like? Add descriptions to the dragon picture.

My Dragon.docx

Try these fun activities

Draw your own dragon.

Write about what you do together.

How many words can you make using these letters?

 

D  R  A  G  O  N

 

Friday 15th May

Download and read The Cat's Journey.

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5326e0f5e4b0137cd27edbf9/t/5e8202e1075b346ec3231adf/1585578744980/GR_The+Cats+Journey.pdf

Slowly read the book together, taking turns to read each page.

Respond to the story. Look at the Talking Points and discuss these with someone.

Talking points.docx

Reading

Keep using the common exception word mat and power point we posted last week to practice your reading spelling, but this week, here is a little booklet you will enjoy using to help you practice even more! 

t-l-526516-more-year-2-common-exception-words-practice-activity-booklet-_ver_3.pdf

Listen to this story on the Jackanory website called Camelot Capers.  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011ssrd

Read these extracts and answer the questions.

   

Fiction Reading Revision Mat .pdf

Non-Fiction Reading Revision Mat .pdf

Poetry Reading Revision Mat .pdf

SPAG

 

Mat 6.pdf

 

Here are some activities (with answers) to help you practice your spelling, punctuation and grammar skills.

year-2-englishSPAG.pptx

Maths

We are so glad you are enjoying the maths from the White Rose website, thank you for letting us know everyone.  Follow the link – go into year 2 and Summer Term Week 1 20.4.20. Each day there is a little video to watch which will explain the maths and then there is documents with some activities on it for you to complete afterwards. It even has the answers on another document which you can use to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

 

Friday 15th May

Just Q’s 1, 2, & 3 are for year 2 children…good luck everyone!

Family-Challenge-Friday-24th.pdf

Fri Answers-Week-1.pdf

Continue to keep your skills sharp with this activity.

Year 2 Spring 1 Activity Mat 5 (1).pdf

History

Have a look at this power point to find out all about a knight;s armour. Then can you use the facts that you have dicovered to help you to label the different parts of armour.

 

t-tp-5730-a-knights-armour-powerpoint-_ver_1 (1).html

 

t-tp-5572-label-a-knight-activity-sheet_ver_6.pdf

 

This week we will begin to learn about life inside a medieval castle.

https://sites.google.com/site/castlesofthemedievaltimes/home

This website is so interesting, have a peep. It has lots of interesting information about castles.

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Castles.html

Watch this short but fascinating clip and join a brave knight as he trains with his magnificent destrier and demonstrates the skills needed to win a joust.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4ovVbk4hP0

Fun Things To Do

You can make some fun cone characters to play with in the castle you have been building if you like.

t-t-18003-castles-and-knights-cone-characters_ver_2.html

 

You can make a knight, you don’t have to use split pins, you can use tape, string or elastic bands….be creative!

T-T-28450-split-pin-knight.pdf

Week 7

Hello Year 2. We are so glad you are all enjoying the new book Sir Charlie Stinky Socks. Well done to all of our year 2 super stars who worked so hard last week and to those who sent photo shots of your work to our email too. We love to hear how you are getting on.

English

This is the link for all of this weeks English activities,

Week 3 Sir Charlie SS literacy weekly planning.docx

 

 

Monday 4th May

‘George and the Dragon’ by Chris Wormell  

Read the start of the story following the pictures. Can you act out the story with members of your household?

Can you now have a go at re writing the sentences to go with each picture to make it your own?

Think of different openers, adjectives and conjunctions which you could add / use?

Tuesday 5th May

Now you have read the start of the story, can you make up the rest of it yourself? Think about the big secret?

What could the problem be?

What could the resolution be?

What could the ending be?

 

Wednesday 6th May

Make a journey map for the dragon. Can you draw a map to use for your story, creating a journey map of where the dragon visits and what happens in your story?

Here are a few examples you could use to help:

           

 

 

Thursday 7th May

Now listen to the whole story on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dejq-XAOY4

Is the rest of the story the same as you predicted?

Did you guess what the Big Secret was?

Can you now review the story?

 

 

Friday 8th May

Dragon Challenge

Use a range of drama techniques to explore how to capture a dragon in flight. Discuss weapons that will help you. e.g. nets, ropes and explore ways that the dragon could be brought to the ground and tied up in rope. Discuss different capturing machines and strategies. Introduce our central character George and how he is successful at capturing the dragon, keeping it alive and enabling the princess to escape.

Can you draw and write about your plan?

 

 

Reading

Parents and Carers, Here is a little helpful reminder about questions you could ask your child before, during and after reading their books.

parents-reading-questions (1).pdf

Use your log in for the Oxford Reading tree website (See details on week 1 area). This is a lovely book containing a collection of poems about different types of castles.

Here are all of the words which we would like you to continue to practice reading AND spelling.

There is a mat and a power point to help you.

        

T-L-5089-Common-Exception-Words-Years-1-and-2-Word-Mat_ver_3.pdf

t-l-6293-year-1-and-2-common-exception-words-powerpoint-.ppt

Read these extracts and answer the questions.

Reading Revision Mat Fiction.pdf

Reading Revision Mat Non Fiction.pdf

Reading Revision Mat Poetry.pdf

 

SPAG

Mat 5.pdf

Before you make a silly sentence, can you remember what a verb, noun and an adjective are? Have fun.

writing-challenge-3.pdf

Maths

This week we will continue to look at fractions. Follow the link – go into year 2 and week 2. Each day there is a little video to watch which will explain the maths and then there is documents with some activities on it for you to complete afterwards. It even has the answers on another document which you can use to help you!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Continue to keep your skills sharp with this activity.

Year 2 Spring 1 Activity Mat 5.pdf

 

History

Read through this power point which is about a specific type of castle called a ‘Motte and Bailey castle’. You have read lots about castles, so could you make your own fact file. You can include images, drawings, bullet points and short paragraphs about castles which have particularly interested you. Remember to include a title and subheadings

   

Castle-fact-file-activity-sheet-_ver_2.pdf

t-h-148-ks1-motte-and-bailey-powerpoint_ver_1.html

 

Have a look at this website all about Warwick Castle.  

https://www.warwick-castle.com/explore/castle/history-unlocked/

 

Week 6

Hello Year 2 children! We were super impressed with all of your hard work last week and we have enjoyed looking at the screen shots some of you have emailed to us last week of your hard work…well done to everyone…you’re all amazing!

This week we will continue to use the White Rsoe webiste for your maths work and we will also continue to look at castles. 

 

English

This is the link for all of this weeks English activities,

Week 6 Sir Charlie SS literacy weekly planning.docx

Monday 27th April

Can you find out all about castles? Use your iPad, tablet, laptop, computer, books, stories you have to find out as much information about castles. Can you create your own ‘Castle Fact File’? Here is an example of one…

                 

 

Tuesday 28th April

Read the job descriptions for all of the different jobs which you could have in a castle then choose one of the Castle Job Adverts. Imagine what it would be like to have your chosen job. Complete a diary, detailing everything you have done on the first day in your new job.

 

 

Wednesday 29th April

Thursday 30th April

Can you design a dragon wanted poster and stick them around your garden? Someone just might find one!

Friday 1st May

Can you now design your own dragon and write a character description for it? Remember to give it a name, a personality; it could be a hero or a villain!

Maths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

This week we will begin some new learning and look at fractions. We are going to use the super videos each day from a website called ‘White Rose’ which the children have used before and are familiar with. Follow the link – go into year 2 and week 1. (we are starting from the beginning, not 27.4.20) Each day there is a little video to watch which will explain the maths and then there is documents with some activities on it for you to complete afterwards. It even has the answers on another document which you can use to help you!

 

Continue to keep your skills sharp with this activity 

Challenge - Year 2 Spring 1 Activity Mat 4.pdf

Reading

Can you use this to read all about castles and then answer the questions?

Castles-Differentiated-Reading-Comprehension-Activity_ver_2.pdf

Use your log in for the Oxford Reading tree website (See details on week 1 area). Enjoy reading this story about a princess called ‘The Frog Prince’. Where did the frog find the ball? Is this what you thought would happen?

SPAG

Mat 4 (1).pdf

 

We love listening to these clips at school, but can you remember what a determiner is?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEFit4imIcA

 

Write the sentences out in your best joined handwriting and then underline or circle the determiner.

Determiner-Detective-Worksheets-Differentiated_ver_4.pdf

History

Last week you learnt all about the different parts of a castle. This week we would like you to think about what the different parts of the castle were used for. Read the power point to help you find out more and then fill out the sheet about what you have found out.

Also could you begin to build an castle of your own? You could use lego or junk modelling materials. Use what ever you have in the house that you think would be a great material to build with. We would love to see your work so please email some photos to us all

 

Castle Defences.ppt

Castle Language (1).ppt

What were the features of the castle for.doc

CASTLES.docx

 

Did you know the Queen lives in a castle too? Please follow this link and have a look at Windsor castle where the Queen spends Easter time!

https://www.rct.uk/visit/windsor-castle

  

Fun Things To Do

This game lets you practice your times tables and your archery skills at the same time! Did you know everybody including the knights and soldiers, who lived in castles, would be very accomplished at archery.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/399/Archery-Arithmetic-Multiplication

Week 5

  

 

 

Hello everyone! Did you have a lovely Easter Holiday? We hope you had lots of fun eating easter eggs or perhaps enjoying the warmer weather. Your teachers are missing you such a lot but it is important to stay at home and stay safe. Thank you to all of the children who have already sent us emails of their work,

 or posted pictures on our facebook page as we have loved seeing how busy you all are and we are so proud of you all!

We are so excited about our new topic. We are going to be learning all about castles! You will be learning all about how people lived in castles long ago including their different jobs, and what they wore. We also have some incredible stories to share with you which you will love!

 

English

We are going to begin work on an amazing book called Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the really big Adventure by Kristina Stephenson. You will love this story and we can’t wait for you to see it!

 

                                                                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZU9l4_38qM

Enjoy listening to the story and then each day there is a writing activity and a handwriting activity too to do. Have fun everyone!

 This is the link for all the weeks English actiivities.

 Week 3 Sir Charlie SS literacy (2).docx

Monday 20th April

Listen to the story on YouTube by following this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZU9l4_38qM

Once you have listened to the story, can you have a go at some DRAMA?

Act the story out with your brothers, sisters, mum, dad, carers…Which character are you going to be?

You could even have a go at making some props or masks to go with the story! We would love to see photos or videos.

Have fun!

spelling mon.PNG

 

Tuesday 21st April

Can you remember what happened in the Sir Charlie story? Why not have another listen and then see if you can make your own story mountain. Think about what happens in the beginning, build up, problem, resolution and ending.

story mountain.PNG

suffixes less ly.docx

 

Wednesday 22nd April

Can you now choose your character from the story, it may be Charlie, it may be the witch or it might be Charlie’s cat you can choose. Draw your character and use ideas from the story to describe your character. 

character profile.docx

Words ending in tion.docx

Thursday 23rd April

Listen to the story again; there are some lovely descriptions of the settings in the story.  Can you note down your favourite adjectives on a piece of paper whilst listening to the story.

Now use these adjectives or pages from the story to draw your favourite setting and describe it. It might be the tall, spiralling staircase at the beginning of the book or you may want to describe the deep, dark forest, it’s your choice. Draw a picture of your chosen setting and then describe it…

Story setting.docx

Contractions.docx

 

Friday 24th April

Now you know the story of Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and The Really Big Adventure, can you use your story mountain from Tuesday and have a go at writing the whole story? Here are some key features to help you write fantastic sentences. You could illustrate your story as you are writing it to make it look like a story book! Have fun.

 

 

adjective mat.docx

 

Conjunctions Mat.docx

REMEMBER to email in your stories, we can’t wait to read them!

 

teachers@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk

 

 

Possessive apostrophe.docx

Reading

Have a look at these pictures and see if you can answer the questions….keep thinking!

Once upon a picture Inference with pictures (1).docx

 

Use your log in for the Oxford Reading tree website (See details on week 1 area) and read this wonderful traditional tale of a story that happened in a castle called Rumpelstiltskin. Just type the name in the search box and you can find it!

SPAG

This activity will help you learn all about prepositions which you can use in your writing this week

https://anchorcreativeeducation.com/homelearning-resources

 

Anchor+home-learning+PREPOSITIONS+QUESTIONS.pdf

Anchor+home-learning+PREPOSITIONS+ANSWERS.pdf

Keep your spelling punctuation and grammar skills sharp with this activity.

Spag Mat 3.pdf

Maths

You can practice lots of different mathematical skills by using these activities and it will help to keep your skills sharp.

t-n-45400-year-2-summer-2-maths-activity-mats-3.pdf

When you were last in school, we began to learn about money. This week we would like you to practice counting and making amounts of money.

Monday - Lesson Presentation Show Me the Money.pptx

Monday 20th April

Monday - Show Me the Money.docx

 

Thursday 24th April

How much money.docx

 

Friday 25th April

Friday - Problems with money .docx

 

Would you like to try a challenge with this digging deeper task?

Digging Deeper - Select Money.pdf

 

Science

Can you draw and label 5 things in each box for things that are living, dead or have never been alive please?

Living, Dead or Never Alive Home Task Editable.doc

History

Let’s begin by finding out all about castles. Can you read the power point and then label the different parts of a castle?

When you have read the power point, can you either label this picture or, you can draw your own castle and label it. We would love to see your work so why not email it to us?

 

-parts-of-a-castle-powerpoint_ver_5.ppt

labelled-diagram-of-a-castle-display-poster-_ver_1.pdf

 

Religious Education

Please take a look on the Religious Education Tab to do some activities looking at Hinduism - you can create your own God or Goddess! Mrs Chadwick would love to see some of your ideas!

Fun things to do

To help you get into the new topic how about trying some of these mindfulness colouring sheets for different castles for fun!

castle-themed-colouring-pages_ver_2.pdf

Week 3 and 4

 

Hello Year 2!

Thank you to all of the children who have shared their work with us via email,   teachers@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk

     we love seeing your photos and screen shots of your work, we are very proud of you all!

We know you will soon be thinking about Easter and Springtime so this week we have shared some activities with you to help you get ready for this wonderful time of year!

All of the teachers have been chatting to the Easter Bunny to let him know how amazing you have all been whilst working from home and we know that all of your parents and carers are feeling the same way too. Remember to stay at home and keep safe and we look forward to hearing from you all soon!

teachers@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk

Week 2

English

Spelling and Phonics

  

SPAG

Mat 2.pdf

Science

Enjoy being scientists with this activity!

 

This experiment suggests using soda water but you can use any clear fizzy pop you have in your cupboards because you just need some bubbles! Click on the link below and have some fun! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEGCvj977_A

 

dancing-raisins-recording-sheets.pdf

 

Week 1