Lockdown Learning Week 5

29 January 2021

Click here to see the learning for this week. 

Make sure to send your completed work, photos of your home activities or any questions you have to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and one of the Year 2 staff will get back to you! 

Zoom link for the 8:45am and 2:45pm meetings: https://zoom.us/j/6096088052?pwd=L2JtanZkVmZ3T04ySWxkWHdTVCtDdz09


You are all doing a fantastic job with your home learning, well done and keep it up! Remember to send all your work in to school to be checked at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will email you with feedback and help you further if needed!





Today we will be writing our villainous charcter descriptions ready for our story writing next week.  Using your description work from yesterday, you will put everything together into a sequence of amazing sentences!



Recap grouping by watching the video below and then complete today's worksheet.

Spr2.3.3 - Make equal groups - grouping (recap) from White Rose Maths on Vimeo.






Today, it's time to plan the villain for our story.  We will come up with a villain suitable for a Traction Man story (Horrid Hairbrush, Deadly Dustpan, Serious Saucepan etc...) and plan some dastardly descriptions for them!  You will find a list of fiedish adjectives and a planning template here to help you.



Today we are continuing with grouping. Watch the video below. To do the white rose worksheet alongside the video click here. To do the sheet and challenges from class click here

Spr2.3.4 - Make equal groups - grouping from White Rose Maths on Vimeo.



Today we are learning an altername grapheme for the 'ch' sound.




Today you are going to be building on your learning of expanded noun phrases and using these to write a setting description for your Traction Man sequel. The challenge today is to use prepositions in your setting description to describe where the objects are. For example: When you looked around the room, you could see a steamy mirror above the glistening sink. Here is a list of prepositions you may want to use to describe the position of your objects in your setting:  above, under, beneath, below, on, in, inside, near, next to, on top of, behind, infront of, beside, underneath, across from, over



Today we are continuing to learn about division as grouping. Watch the White Rose video below. Click here if you want to do the worksheet alongside the video and click here for the sheet we are doing in class. 

Spr2.3.3 - Make equal groups - grouping (recap) from White Rose Maths on Vimeo.



Today we are learning about the soft g phoneme. This is when the letter g can make a sound like 'j' when before particular letters. Watch the video to find out the rule and practise your decoding skills! 



History for Hannah More's Birthday! 

Today, instead of English we are going to be learning a bit about Hannah More to celebrate her birthday! Watch the video below to learn about what life was like as a child in Hannah More's time. The source pictures can be found in the gallery below. Here is the sorting activity to complete after.


For further exciting activities you can try making 18th century homemade toys like poorer children did in the past. Click here for the instructions sheets: how to make a peg doll and how to make a thaumatrope



Apologies for the delay on this video - thank you for waiting patiently! Today we are going to move on to learn about division as grouping. You will need objects you have lots of such as pasta, grapes or lego bricks to practically group today. Watch the video below and then have a go yourselves. Use this discovery sheet to help you if you need to. 






Today we will be planning a setting description using 'expanded noun phrases' - these are simple nouns that have a describing word attached e.g. The soft towel.  You can use these planners to help with your ideas and this sheet for help with good adjectives to use.



Today we are continuing to learn about division as sharing and consolidate our understanding. Recap sharing by watching the video below and then complete this worksheet

Spr2.3.2 - Make equal groups - sharing from White Rose Maths on Vimeo.



We are learning alternative sounds and graphemes now so it may get a bit trickier this week! Don't worry, this is new and we will continue to practise these rules throughout Year 2!





Enquiry for the week

We are continuing to answer the enquiry question: 'What is Traction Man's playground made of?'  You are now expert at materials and their properties so now we will use this knowledge to design Traction Man's play equipment! This week, we are going to observe playgrounds and look closely at how they are designed.


Activity One:

Go to a local playground, write down the different equipment you can see and look at the materials used to make the equipment there! Then, have a play on the equipment. Think about whether the structures move or not, and consider how (look closely at how the parts are joined together!). We recommend you take pictures of the equipment and joins to use later when doing activity two!


Activity Two:

Complete this worksheet about the suitability of materials used to make playground equipment.  You will need to continue to this about the properties of materials here.


Activity Three:

Next week, we will design our own playground equipment for Traction Man. First, we need to consider and investigate the different ways we can join materials so we can produce the best working design. We are going to try joining  plastic and cardboard together today and testing which joining method works best out of glue, tape, stapling, pipe cleaners and string. You may want to use this sheet to record your findings and add notes whether the joins you try is rigid, strong and stops the materials moving, or flimsy (the materials can still move when connected) as this may impact which join you choose to use for your design next week! If you need any of these resources from school, they are available to be collected (DAY TBC).


Other activities:

 We understand at home it is difficult to do home learning at times. It is important to keep yourselves active and busy so here are some other actiities you may enjoy doing to mix up your weeks at home! 

Learning Grid  - see the picture below for a selection of fun activities to try.


Bug Club - Here is the help video again if you need it. If any probelms persist, email us and we will check the problem here at school. Usernames can be found inside author journals, the school code is gxg3 and passwords are changeme


TTRS - Join the battle of the bands competition!  Logins can be found in the front of your home learning journals. Miss Burnett has made a video to show you and help you understand how to use the site! 

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PE - Get exercising with Mr Rosetti! 






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