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Week 7 Other Activities

Reading

It has been wonderful to see children from year 2 reading so much during the last 9 weeks, from novels to poems, fact files to postcards, magazines to encyclopedias! Whatever the genre, children who read (are supposed to) gain a wider vocabulary, increased memory function, stronger analytical thinking and better writing skills. Although some children find reading tricky, please continue to encourage your child to read 10 minutes each day with you, and to listen to, enact, discuss and write stories. Books really are a pathway to the imagination and introduce children to worlds they may never visit themselves.

 

This week we have added some comprehension work based on this week's book, please don't feel any pressure to print each day out, having a discussion about what your child has read will challenge them to articulate their understanding and express their opinion in a meaningful way. It can also offer a quiet 10 minutes before bed after a busy, jam packed day! 

 

If your child was still on the Read Write Inc scheme before school closed please take a look at Ruth Miskin's Speed Sound lessons online. Watching set 2 Speed Sound lessons are great for revision and the set 3 Speed Sound lessons are great to carry on moving through the scheme. Take a look here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ/featured

 

Writing

This week's writing looks a little bit different for year 2. We have added a weekly plan which has activities which can be done each day, they enable children to practice key skills that lead to a longer piece of writing on a Friday. This is something we would be doing if we were in school and enables children to work towards a goal and have a sense of accomplishment from their English each week. In the piece of longer writing we would be looking for evidence of independent application from work throughout the week, as well as the usual level of punctuation, use of prefixes, suffixes, adverbs and sentence starters that we have worked on in class. Please see the documents below and do not hesitate to email any questions you may have regarding this form of writing.

 

Spelling

This week's spellings are:

where there here my by so go were (often spelt where) are / our (often confused)

I know they may seem simple, but these spellings are regularly spelt incorrectly when children rush and if practised and used often, they will become part of the long term memory - and always be spelt correctly!

 

As a challenge your child could also learn these words from the book: 

trouble around wrapped together wriggles enough breathe happens anymore tongue

 

Some ways to practise spellings creatively:

chalk them on the pavement

make hopscotch with them

write them in code to a friend

write them in a colourful pattern

use them in silly sentences

put them into a story!

 

Maths

It has been wonderful to see all the maths happening at home these last few weeks. Thank you for working so hard with your children and for sharing it with us, it's lovely to see the children working confidently and independently. This week is all about... money money money! If you used the White Rose resources last week, please do the money sheets. There are no videos for these, just the sheets this week as revision of what we have done in class in the Spring term. If you had a half term break, follow the White Rose videos and sheets (below with answers) week 6, 1st June.

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

 

Year 2 has some keen mathematicians so if you want to carry on with more work linked to the White Rose videos, BBC Bitesize has more practice that is on the same topic. They are excellent and well worth a look.  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

This week's mental maths is Hit The Button, Number bonds, Make 100

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

As ever, if you want more challenge for the money topic, these are also below.

 

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