Friday 18th September 2020

Happy Friday, everyone!

We’ve had a great week in Year 2…

In English, we’ve been continuing our troll descriptions, based on the troll who lives under a bridge in the text, ‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’.

In Maths, we’ve been working on representing two digit numbers using a range of different concrete resources such as Dienes, Numicon, beadstrings and numberlines. Here is an example…

Please see your child’s homework diary for this week’s home learning. Have a great weekend!

Team 2

 

Welcome to Year 2

Hello and welcome to Year 2.

We have loved our first few days with the children and have quickly settled into bubbles.

Below is the link to our welcome video. There is also a link to the PowerPoint slides for you to refer to.

WELCOME TO YEAR 2! 2020

Reading books and phonics sheets will be sent out on Monday 14th September. We look forward to our year ahead!

YEAR 2 MUST READS

 

 

Home Learning Friday 10th July 2020

This is our last week of term and therefore our last set of home learning tasks for you! All blog posts will be staying on our website so please feel free to complete any tasks that you may have missed along the way during the summer holidays! Please remember as you go about completing this home learning that our priority is reading, writing and maths so use your time to complete the tasks set for those. Pick and choose from the other subjects e.g. science, music and art; there is no expectation to complete them all.

English tasks

This week we will be:
Lesson 1: L.O: To retrieve Information
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-retrieve-information-8d2f92
Lesson 2: L.O: To retrieve information
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-retrieve-information-ca89a9
Lesson 3: L.O: To identify and use fronted adverbials https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-and-use-fronted-adverbials-c4b840
Lesson 4: L.O: To map a recount
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-map-a-recount
Lesson 5: L.O: To write a recount
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-recount-bb976e

Challenge: Free story writing

Think about all the new writing skills you have gained during Year 2.
You can write a story about the subject of your choice showing of some of these writing skills.

Spelling

As part of the online lessons, there are weekly spellings set.

This week’s are:

hour       sugar
move          eye
prove       could
improve       should
sure         would

Maths -National Oak Academy

The Maths lessons, focusing on recalling and using the 3 and 4 times table, follow on from the maths home learning set last week. Please follow the link to access the videos.
Lesson 1: L.O: To be able to recall the 3x table using skip counting.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recall-the-3x-table-using-skip-counting
Lesson 2: L.O: To be able to recall the 4x table using skip counting.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-recall-the-4x-table-using-skip-counting
Lesson 3: L.O: To be able to use arrays for 3x and 4x table.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-arrays-for-the-3x-and-4x-tables
Lesson 4: L.O: To be able to know division facts for the 3x table.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-know-division-facts-for-the-3x-table-mm-l4
Lesson 5: L.O: To be able to know division facts for the 4x table.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-know-division-facts-for-the-4x-table-mm-l5

Please continue to check MyMaths where you will be set a series of tasks to complete each week as well as logging into Sumdog to develop your maths skills.

Challenge:

Growing Garlic!

Ben is on the allotment with his Mum. They would like to grow some garlic and are deciding how to plant the garlic cloves. Ben arranges the cloves into three rows and finds that he has one spare clove. How many cloves might he have had to start with?

Ben plants cloves of garlic in two rows and has one clove left over. So he tries again.
He plants cloves in three rows and has one left over. So he tries again.
He plants cloves in four rows and has one left over. So he tries again.
He plants cloves in five rows and has one left over. So he tries again.
He plants cloves in six rows and has one left over.
We know that he has fewer than 100 garlic cloves. How many did he have?
You could think about how many cloves he might have had if there were more than 100.

The Amazing Splitting Plant!

The splitting plant grows in a special way. In the first week, the stem splits into two branches.
In the second week, each of these two branches split into another two branches – making four branches altogether.

This keeps happening every week, until at the end of the sixth week each branch grows a flower.

How many flowers will the plant have?

Family Science Activity – Friday 10th July 2020

Spaghetti Towers https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/spaghetti-towers – to watch the video

The activity:
· Make a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows.
· Experiment with the construction of your tower to find out which shapes are best for building with.
· Learn why some shapes are more stable than others when you build a tower. https://www.rigb.org/docs/spaghettitowers_infosheet_0_1.pdf – for the full information on the activity and questions to ask your child(ren)

You will need:
Packet of spaghetti (uncooked) • Packet of marshmallows
What to do:
Challenge a child or children to use marshmallows (whole ones or pieces) to join lengths of spaghetti together to make the tallest tower possible. You could start by building a simple cube and seeing what you need to do to make a taller structure that remains standing.

Going Further challenge:
· Instead of building a tall tower, you could try to build the strongest bridge from spaghetti and marshmallows.
· You could limit the amount of spaghetti and number of marshmallows to make the task more difficult.
· You could give children a budget with which to ‘buy’ spaghetti and marshmallows and make the ‘cost’ of the tower another element they have to consider.
· Try out this interactive ‘shapes’ lab to see how forces affect different shapes: http://bit.ly/ShapesLab

Have fun!

Music

Week 7- Peter and The Wolf
Watch the whole musical story Peter and the Wolf.
https://youtu.be/MfM7Y9Pcdzw
Listen out for the different tunes you have been learning about.
What instruments can you see?

Religious Education

As we approach the end of the school year and consider our journey in faith towards God, now is a great time to reflect upon each of the Sacraments that form a special part of this journey. Please choose ONE of the seven Sacraments below: Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, Reconciliation or Anointing of the Sick.
With your chosen sacrament, have a go at ONE of the following tasks…
Write a prayer or poem about your favourite Sacrament. How could you ask for God’s blessing and guidance throughout your Christian journey? Describe how you would feel during the Sacrament.

· Create a stained glass window to represent the key symbol(s) of your chosen Sacrament. What do these symbols mean and why do you think that they are they important?

· Can you find any photographs at home from when you or a family member took part in any of the Sacraments? Discuss what the experience was like and what you can both still remember.

· Make a set of game cards to help you remember each of the sacraments (e.g. Snap, Pairs, Dobble) and how they are similar or different to one another.

· Are there any special garments or items of clothing that you would wear when taking part in your chosen Sacrament? Design an appropriate outfit – which colours or details would be suitable?

· Research how your chosen Sacrament is celebrated across different churches and countries. How do the celebrations compare to each other? Is there anything that surprised you?

Computing

Go onto www.hourofcode.com. Select ‘Imagine a World’.

We’d like you to create your own world.

Consider:

What animals live there?

What is the climate like?

Do people live there? If so, who and where do they live?

Is it always light or dark? Do they have night and day like we do? If so, make sure you show this.

What food do your animals or people eat? Can you show us?

Feel free to send some pictures to our class emails to share your beautiful work.

Have fun!

The Year 2 Team

Home Learning Friday 3rd July 2020

We can’t wait to see some of you this week for our hour in school! Have a lovely week 🙂
Please remember as you go about completing this home learning that our priority is reading, writing and maths so use your time to complete the tasks set for those. Pick and choose from the other subjects e.g. science, music and art; there is no expectation to complete them all.

English tasks

This week we will be moving on to focus on non-fiction and non-chronological texts.

Lesson 1: L.O: To be able retrieve information from a non-chronological text.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-retrieve-information-from-a-non-chronological-text
Lesson 2: L.O: To be able to identify the features of a non-chronological text.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-features-of-a-non-chronological-text
Lesson 3: L.O: To be able to identify and use subordinating conjunctions.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-and-use-subordinating-conjunctions
Lesson 4: L.O: To be able organise facts under subheadings.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-organise-facts-under-subheadings
Lesson 5: L.O: To be able to write a non-chronological text.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-non-chronological-text

Challenge: Adjective Alphabet!

adjective-alphabet

Can you think of an adjective for each letter of the alphabet? You can use the template below or create your own poster to show your fabulous. adjectives off!

Spelling

As part of the online lessons, there are weekly spellings set. This week’s are:

On SUMDOG, you will find set spelling challenges to be completed. In addition, below is a copy of the Y1 and Common Exception word lists for you to learn at home.

Year 2 CEW colour by similar letter pattern Year 1 CEW colour by similar letter pattern

Maths -National Oak Academy

The Maths lessons focusing on number follow on from the maths home learning set last week. Please follow the link to access the videos.

Lesson 1: L.O: To be able to apply addition strategies to solve equations.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-apply-addition-strategies-to-solve-equations
Lesson 2: L.O: To be able to apply subtraction strategies to solve equations.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-apply-subtraction-strategies-to-solve-equations
Lesson 3: L.O: To be able to solve word problems.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solving-word-problems
Lesson 4: L.O: To be able to solve comparison word problems.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/solving-comparison-word-problems
Lesson 5: L.O: To be able to add two 2 digit numbers.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/adding-two-2-digit-numbers-using-the-column-method

Please continue to check MyMaths where you will be set a series of tasks to complete each week as well as logging into Sumdog to develop your maths skills.

Challenge:
https://nrich.maths.org/150/note

Here are two dice.

If you add up the dots on the top you’d get 7 !

Roll the dice. Add the numbers that are on the top.
What other totals could you get if you roll the dice again?

If you don’t have two dice at home, use this link which will give you virtual dice to play with:
https://dice.virtuworld.net/

Challenge 2:
https://nrich.maths.org/188&part=note

PSHE

We understand that it has been a tricky time for you all, and we are so proud with how hard you have worked during these last few weeks. We would like you to fill your bucket with different things that has made you happy or that you are grateful for during lockdown. Use the template below to help you, or you can create your own bucket.

bucket-of-happiness

Family Science Activity – Friday 3rd July 2020

If your child has an allergy to eggs – please choose another exciting investigation from https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental

Bouncing Eggs

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/eggsperiments – watch the video

  • Make an uncooked egg bounce!
  • ExpeRiment with different liquids to see what effect they have on eggs.
  • Learn how the acid in household liquids like orange juice and vinegar react with eggshells and make them dissolve, leaving the inside of the egg intact.

https://www.rigb.org/docs/dissolving_eggs_infosheet_v2_0_1.pdf – download worksheet for instructions and questions to ask before and after the investigation.

You will need:

5 eggs • Glasses or jars that an egg can fit inside comfortably • Cling film • Oil • Milk • Water • Vinegar • Orange juice

Going further challenge:

  • You can use the shell-less eggs you make from this experiment to do another activity which will let you shrink and expand the eggs by placing them in different liquids: http://bit.ly/nakedeggs
  • Watch a video of how to make a coloured bouncy egg, then try making one yourself: http://bit.ly/RubberEgg

Music

The Hunters

Listen to this short piece of music and find a picture of the timpani.

https://youtu.be/wkQauRnsWe4

What do you think the hunters are doing?

Can you create your own hunter music out of everyday objects?

Art Challenge For Father Jeremy:

Father Jeremy has got a very special celebration coming up on 26th July this year. He will be celebrating 45 years since his ordination into the priesthood.  I think this is a remarkable achievement and should be marked by your incredible artwork. Therefore, your Art challenge for the next fortnight is to produce a piece of art for Father Jeremy.  This can take any form you like from street art, a drawing, collage or even some edible art! As well as being a priest, Father Jeremy has a wide range of interests including walking, reading and nature.  So let you creative juices flow and come up with something spectacular….I know you will!

As I have mentioned, this is a two week challenge and I would ask that, as well as me displaying your art on the Blog, would you please keep hold of it (yes even sculptures you may make), so that I can collect it from you, when we are all back in school and put it in a book and then present in to Father Jeremy.

As always, you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.

Please email your artwork to me:

n.pearson@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

Thank you

Keep creating and keep safe!

 Mrs Pearson

 

Home Learning Friday 26th June 2020

We are so very much looking forward to seeing some of you in school for an hour soon! Have a lovely week 🙂
Please remember as you go about completing this home learning that our priority is reading, writing and maths so use your time to complete the tasks set for those. Pick and choose from the other subjects e.g. science, music and art; there is no expectation to complete them all.

English tasks

We are continuing our English topic on The Firework- Maker’s Daughter’ by Philip Pullman.
Genre focus: Poem (Haiku)

Lesson 1: L.O: To be able retrieve information.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-retrieve-information-202c7a
Lesson 2: L.O: To retrieve information.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-retrieve-information-3a40c4
Lesson 3: L.O: To be able to identify syllables.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-syllables
Lesson 4: L.O: To be able to identify the features of a Haiku.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-key-features-of-a-haiku
Lesson 5: L.O: To be able to write a Haiku poem.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-haiku

Spelling

As part of the online lessons, there are weekly spellings set. This week’s are:

many

again

clothes

half

busy

money

people

Mr

water

Mrs

On SUMDOG, you will find set spelling challenges to be completed. In addition, below is a copy of the Y1 and Common Exception word lists for you to learn at home.

Year 1 CEW colour by similar letter pattern Year 2 CEW colour by similar letter pattern

Maths -National Oak Academy

The Maths lessons follow on from the maths home learning set last week. Please follow the link to access the videos.
Lesson 1: L.O: To be able to compare millilitres and litres.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-and-order-millilitres-and-litres
Lesson 2: L.O: To be able to use known number bonds and derive related facts to 1000.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-known-number-bonds-and-derive-related-facts-to-1000-using-the-con
Lesson 3: L.O: To solve word problems about capacity and volume.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-solve-word-problems-about-capacity-and-volume
Lesson 4: L.O: To solve word problems about capacity and volume.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-solve-word-problems-about-capacity-and-volume-part-two
Lesson 5: L.O: To recall learnt skills.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/consolidation-and-application

Please continue to check MyMaths where you will be set a series of tasks to complete each week. On SUMDOG, you will find challenges and competitions to complete.

Challenge:

https://nrich.maths.org/5572

Science (2 weeks)

This week, we would like you to plan and complete a fact file on Worms! You can use the internet and books to support your research.
Here are a couple of websites you could use to complete your research:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/gardening_with_children/didyouknow_worms.shtml
https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/Resources/Info-Sheet/Worm-fact-sheet

Family Science Activity – Friday 26th June 2020

Giant Bubbles

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/giant-bubbles – watch the video

  • Make a home-bubble mixture and wands. Use them to look more closely at the characteristics and behaviour of soap bubbles.
  • ExpeRiment with different shapes and sizes of bubbles and see what you can and cannot control about bubbles. Learn how to make giant bubbles and find out why bubbles are usually round.
  • Learn how to make giant bubbles and find out why bubbles are usually round.

https://www.rigb.org/docs/giantbubbles_infosheet_0_0.pdf – details on the information sheet.

You will need:

  • Good quality washing up liquid
  • Water
  • Glycerin (optional)
  • Plastic tub or other container for bubble mixture
  • Measuring jug (optional)
  • Various things with holes in them for blowing bubbles with. Watch the video for ideas. Straws, pipe cleaners, paperclips, coat hangers, cookie cutters and cake tins with removable bottoms are all particularly good.
  • For giant bubbles: wooden spoons (or other sticks), a couple of metres of string and a small weight you can thread through it, like a metal key ring or nut.

What to do:

A mixture we found that works is 1 litre of water, 100ml of washing up liquid and 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of glycerin. Blow some bubbles!

Put a straw into your bubble solution and try blowing gently into the liquid. You should be able to make a lot of bubbles very quickly. Then dip one end of a straw into the solution, take it out and blow gently through the other end. See if you can control the size of bubble you can blow out of the straw.

Try making bubbles using things with bigger holes, like a paperclip or pipe cleaner bent into a circle. Try poking a dry finger into a bubble, then try the same thing after dipping your finger in bubble solution.

Try making bubbles inside bubbles by poking a straw dipped in bubble solution into an existing bubble and blowing again.

Try out objects with different shaped holes, like cookie cutters or pipe cleaners bent into other shapes. Try objects with really big holes, like a coat hanger or a cake baking tin with its bottom removed. Try making giant bubbles with the special wand we show you how to make in the video.

Going Further:

  • You can experiment with your bubble mixture and giant bubble wand to see just how big you can get your bubbles to be. There are lots of different bubble mixture recipes on the internet, just search for “soap bubble recipe”.
  • You could try making two or three of them and comparing how good the bubbles they make are.

Music

Week 5- The Wolf

Listen to this short piece of music and find a picture of a French horn.

https://youtu.be/pBv1kZAZA0Y

How does this music make you feel?

What kind of character do you think the wolf is?

Can you draw a picture of him?

Religious Education

Our school patronal feast day takes place on Sunday 28th June. In order to prepare for this special time of the year, please choose ONE of the following activities in order to learn more about St. Peter…

  • Write a diary entry as St. Peter, when he escaped from prison. Describe how he felt when the Lord sent an angel to free him from the jail that Herod had cruelly locked him up in. How did they get out of the prison?

 

  • Jesus told Peter, ‘I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven’. Design the keys and include as many symbols as you can to represent St. Peter and why he was so special. What would the keys be made of?
  • Jesus said to Peter, ‘You are a rock, and on this rock I will build my church’. Could you paint or decorate a stone or pebble, to show ways in which to build God’s church? (e.g. by spreading love, faith and Good News).
  • Create a selection of short prayers to ask for God’s guidance during the global pandemic. How could we demonstrate the courage, faith and commitment that was demonstrated by St. Peter, as we work to support others?
  • Take a look at the St. Peter’s logo on our school website. Can you re-design the crest so it reflects the qualities of St. Peter? (e.g. trust,  hope, responsibility). Why did Jesus say ‘feed my lambs’? How might St. Peter ask us to continue God’s work on earth?
  • Use the internet to research St. Peter – can you make a fact file about our school saint? Which key words might you use as part of your factual information page? Were there any articles about St. Peter that particularly interested or surprised you?

Art

The Great Getaway! TRANSPORT

The title for your art this week is The Great Getaway! TRANSPORT.  This can take the form of a drawing, a painting, a sculpture, a collage or anything else that you would like to create. As always, I’m sure you will impress me with your creativity!

Here are some ideas:

 

CHALLENGE:  Design your own vehicle, maybe one that flies and can float on water!

However, if this doesn’t appeal to you then you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.

 

Please email your artwork to me:  n.pearson@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

Thank you

Keep creating and keep safe!

Mrs Pearson

History – Windrush

HMT Empire Windrush began sailing in 1930. It was originally used as a cruise ship and passenger liner. However, during the Second World War, she was used as a troopship. At first, she was used to transport German troops from country to country but was then taken over by the British Army to carry British soldiers. One of Empire Windrush’s most famous journeys was in 1948. After many young men and women lost their lives during World War II, Britain had a shortage of workers and needed more labourers. The British government invited people from Jamaica and other British colonies to come and work in the UK. Therefore, the Empire Windrush was sent to collect 492 people from Jamaica and bring them back to London. These people worked in industries such as transport, rail and the National Health Service. Although many of them only planned to stay for a few years, the majority stayed in the UK permanently and have been a huge influence in changing British culture.
Sadly, life wasn’t always easy for the new arrivals. Many were treated unfairly by white British people and they even found it difficult to find basic things such as somewhere to live. In 1959, an annual carnival was started in Notting Hill, London as a celebration of people’s differences. It continues to bring people from various communities together to this day and is famous for its vibrant colours and exotic dances.
Did You Know…? People living in the Caribbean saw an advert in a newspaper offering them passage to Britain and promising them work once they got there.

 
Now watch this video for more information:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48638418

You can choose one task to complete, or more if you want to!
Task 1: Create a postcard to describe what it was like for someone who came to Britain from the Caribbean.
Task 2: Create a poster explaining why Windrush is still important today.
Task 3: Complete an acrostic poem about Windrush.

Use this poem below ‘Windrush Child’ by John Agard to help you if you’d like to.

Home Learning Friday 19th June 2020

We hope you are all well. Please remember as you go about completing this home learning that our priority is reading, writing and maths so use your time to complete the tasks set for those. Pick and choose from the other subjects e.g. science, music and art; there is no expectation to complete them all.

English tasks

We are continuing our English topic on The Firework- Maker’s Daughter’ by Philip Pullman.

Lesson 1: To be able to retrieve information.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-retrieve-information-e0af6c

Lesson 2: To be able to make inferences.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-make-inferences-eaf1af
Lesson 3: To be able to use fronted adverbials.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-and-use-fronted-adverbials
Lesson 4: To be able to identify the key features of an action scene.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-key-features-of-an-action-scene
Lesson 5: To be able to write an action scene.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-an-action-scene

Spellings 

As part of the online lessons, there are weekly spellings set. This week’s are:

On SUMDOG, you will find set spelling challenges to be completed. In addition, below is a copy of the Y1 and Common Exception word lists for you to learn at home.

Year 1 CEW colour by similar letter pattern Year 2 CEW colour by similar letter pattern

Maths -National Oak Academy

The Maths lessons follow on from the maths home learning set last week. Please follow the link to access the videos.
Lesson 1: To be able to read the temperature on a thermometer.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-read-the-temperature-on-a-thermometer
Lesson 2: To estimate and measure in litres.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-estimate-and-measure-in-litres
Lesson 3: To solve word problems that involve litres.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-solve-word-problems-that-involve-litres
Lesson 4: To compare millilitres and litres using fractions.
https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-mililitres-and-litres-using-fractions
Lesson 5: To be able to use millilitres.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-mililitres

Please continue to check MyMaths where you will be set a series of tasks, challenges and competitions to complete each week as well as logging into Sumdog to develop your maths skills.

Science (2 weeks)

This week, we would like you to plan and complete a fact file on Worms! You can use the internet and books to support your research.

Here are a couple of websites you could use to complete your research:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/gardening_with_children/didyouknow_worms.shtml

https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/Resources/Info-Sheet/Worm-fact-sheet

 

Family Science Activity – Friday 19th June 2020

Balloon Car Racers

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/balloon-car-racers – to watch the video

The activity –  Make cars which are propelled by balloon power.

ExpeRiment with designs and see what factors affect how fast or how far your car goes.

Learn how a balloon car works just like a rocket.

https://www.rigb.org/docs/ballooncarracers_infosheet_1_1.pdf – to view the information sheet

What to do:

  • Make a balloon car based on the instructions Mark gives in the video.
  • Decide how you will judge what makes a ‘good’ car – is it how far it goes or how fast it goes?
  • Investigate what happens if you have bigger or smaller wheels (you can use other types of lids or make wheels from cardboard and use blu-tac or glue to attach them to the kebab skewers).
  • Investigate what happens if you change the design of your car in other ways – you can watch the video again for inspiration for other designs.

Going further challenge:

  • Measure how far your car travels using a tape measure.
  • Time how fast your car travels ½ a metre – would double the speed be the time that your car would travel 1 metre? Test it out.
  • You can find the speed of your car in metres per second using a stopclock and a tape measure: Measure the distance the car travels (in metres) then dividing that distance by the time it took to travel (in seconds).

Computing

Please go onto www.hourofcode.com/uk Please complete your own Worm World on scratch on the ‘Imagine a World’ task using the knowledge that you now have from completing your research on Worms. It would be lovely to see some of these, so please feel free to send a photo or link to our class email!

Music

Week 4- Cat and Duck

Listen to this short piece of music and find a picture of a clarinet

https://youtu.be/UXqGkjiD-1k

Close your eyes and imagine the cat prowling around.

Can you prowl around like a cat hunting?

Now listen to this short piece of music and find a picture of an oboe.

https://youtu.be/o9jLrLKKBMU

How does the duck move differently to the cat?

Art

Art Challenge Feast Days

We have two important Feast Days in our Church calendar for June.  The 19th June is the Feast of the Sacred Heart and 29th June is the Feast Day of St Peter and St Paul.

For your art challenge this week I would you to do a creation linked to either of these Feast Days.  

The Sacred Heart of Jesus is an object of devotion and always falls 19 days after Pentecost.

As you know, St Peter was given the ‘keys to heaven’ by Jesus and was our first Pope and in Matthew Ch16v18 Jesus said ‘And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church.’  He is also the Patron St of fishermen. St Paul changed from not believing in Christianity to spreading the word through the letters that he wrote. Naturally, he is the Patron St of writers.

Ideas to inspire you:

 

Alternatively, you could do artwork to do with the Patron St that you have been linked to in school (England St George; Scotland St Andrew; Ireland St Patrick: Wales St David), or the Patron St of your home country.

However, if this doesn’t appeal to you, then you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.

Please email your artwork to me:

n.pearson@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

Thank you.

Home Learning Friday 12th June

We hope you are all well and continuing a rhythm of home learning. Please remember as you go about completing this home learning that our priority is reading, writing and maths so use your time to complete the tasks set for those. Pick and choose from the other subjects e.g. science, music and art; there is no expectation to complete them all.

English tasks

We are continuing our English topic on The Firework- Maker’s Daughter’ by Philip Pullman.

Lesson 1: To be able to find the meaning of words

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-find-the-meaning-of-words-year-2-wk4-1

Lesson 2: To be able to make inferences

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-make-inferences-year-2-wk4-2

Lesson 3: To be able to identify and use different sentence types

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/to-identify-and-use-different-sentence-types-year-2-wk4-3

Lesson 4: To be able to identify key features of a recount

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/to-identify-the-key-features-of-a-recount-year-2-wk4-4

Lesson 5: To able to write a recount

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/to-write-a-recount-year-2-wk4-5

Spelling

As part of the online lessons, there are weekly spellings set. This week’s are:

father class
grass pass
plant path
bath hour
move prove

On SUMDOG, you will find set spelling challenges to be completed. In addition, below is a copy of the Y1 and Common Exception word lists for you to learn at home.

Maths -National Oak Academy

The Maths lessons follow on from the maths home learning set last week. Please follow the link to access the videos.

Lesson 1: To be able to identify halves, thirds and quarters of shapes

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/maths/to-identify-halves-thirds-and-quarters-of-shapes-year-2-wk4-4

Lesson 2: To be able to identify fractions of shapes with different numerators https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/maths/to-identify-fractions-of-shapes-with-different-numerators-year-2-wk4-5

Lesson 3: To be able to identify unit fractions of quantity

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/maths/to-identify-unit-fractions-of-quantity-year-2-wk5-1

Lesson 4: To be able to identify fractions of a quantity and shape

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/maths/to-identify-fractions-of-a-quantity-and-shape-year-2-wk5-2

Lesson 5: To be able to identify equivalent fractions

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/maths/to-be-able-to-identify-equivalent-fractions-year-2-wk5-4

Please continue to check MyMaths where you will be set a series of tasks to complete each week as well as logging into Sumdog to develop your maths skills.

Science

Now that you have found out about the parts of a plant and how pollination happens, we would like you to design a garden. Find out about what plants are the best for attracting bees, how a water feature can attract wildlife and cheap and eco ways to encourage mini beasts to visit.

Here are some top tips for your design:

  1. Water- Bees need water to drink and frogs and dragonflies may visit
  2. Wildflowers- Butterflies and bees are drawn to areas of wildflowers.
  3. Put up nesting boxes.
  4. Include a bird table and bath.
  5. Plant trees.
  6. Grow a hedge.
  7. Make a wilderness area.
  8. Somewhere to sit and enjoy it all

Family Science Activity – Friday 12th June 2020

Candle chemistry

Safety advice for parents

  • Do the activity on a table which is cleared of any other flammable objects or materials. Use your judgement as a parent to decide whether or not to let your child light the candles on their own.
  • Make sure you’ve blown out any candles after doing the activity. Don’t move a lit candle when doing this activity. Don’t allow your child to touch the wick or candle until it has completely cooled.
  • Don’t leave a lit candle unattended at any time. There’s more extensive safety advice on using candles from the UK Fire Service here: http://bit.ly/BeFireSafe

The activity

  • Make a blown out candle relight as if by magic.
  • ExpeRiment to find out how long a candle will burn in different amounts of air.
  • Learn about the chemistry of how a candle burns.

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/candle-chemistry

What you will need

  • At least one tea light or other small candle.
  • Gas-powered cooker lighter (or long handled matches).
  • Glass jars or glasses of various sizes.
  • Stopwatch (maybe the one on your smartphone) or other way of measuring time.

What to do

https://www.rigb.org/docs/candlechemistry_infosheet_0_1.pdf – for information sheet about the activity.

Going Further

Learn more facts about fire: http://bit.ly/FireFacts

Make a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher for your candles: http://bit.ly/CO2Ext

Watch a video on how candles are made: http://bit.ly/CandlesMade

Use a candle to suck water into a glass like Josh does at the end of the film: http://bit.ly/WaterCandle

 

Music

Week 3- Bird

Listen to this short piece of music and find the picture of the flute.

https://youtu.be/088ZRWNmpYk

Is the pitch of this music low or high?

What do you think the bird is doing in the story?

Can you find some everyday objects that make a high pitch?

Religious Education

Following the celebration of Pentecost in our Church calendar, we would like you continue to reflect upon our Mission and how we can ‘use the gifts God gave us to make our world a better place’.

Just as the Holy Spirit had appeared to the Apostles of Jesus and gave them hope while they were in Jerusalem, we would like you to consider how YOU can use the power of the Holy Spirit to support and encourage others.

Can you complete ONE of the following activities, to explore how we can continue God’s work on Earth as His followers?

– Design a logo for a charity that you feel could be made in order to support others. You can be as creative as you like! Can you include symbols of the Holy Spirit?

– Research one of the following organisations: CAFOD, Christian Aid, Missio. What is special about this charity? How do they put the needs of others first?

– Create a new school Mission Statement for St. Peters – what else can we do to help others in our community and the wider world? Which actions do you feel would be most important?

– Paint a picture of Oscar Romero. How did he follow the values set out by our school Mission Statement? Can you include key facts about his work?

– Write a letter to your local priest. Could you suggest any ways in which you could support the Church in raising money for good causes, in the future? E.g. by helping in a bake sale or coffee morning, once it is safe to do so.

ART-Key Stage One

For your art challenge this week I would like you to do a creation linked to a Nursery Rhyme or book.  This could be a collage picture of Humpty Dumpty made out of egg shells, a wanted poster of the Big Bad Wolf, or the witch from one of my favourite books, ‘Room on a Broom.’  You may even do your art in the woods, such as leaving the Gruffalo’s footprints or make a small stick house. It can be a picture using any materials or a 3D creation.  Let your fantastic imaginations go wild!

WOW! CHALLENGE:  Learn the Nursery Rhyme or a page from the book and perform it to your family.

Ideas to inspire you:

      

However, if this doesn’t appeal to you, then you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.

Please email your artwork to me:

n.pearson@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

Thank you

Keep creating and keep safe!

 

Mrs Pearson

What we have been up to…

From Mrs Taylor:
Hello year 2, I hope you are all well.

Last week I had been busy preparing to come into school, ready for year 1’s return. I love having a new class of children to work with but I miss you all very much.
Over the weekend I went with my sons to play crazy golf. I’m pleased to say I didn’t come last but I definitely didn’t win. Unfortunately the golf balls spent a lot of the time in the water. It was lovey to spend some time doing something different.
I look forward to seeing you all soon. Stay safe and keep up the good school work I hear your doing.
From Mrs Pallett:
Hello year 2 I hope you’re all well. Last week my husband, son & I travelled to Exmouth to pick up our new addition to our family …we have a tortoise called Timmy ( William named him ) he’s very sweet but also very mischievous!
I’ve been busy back at school meeting new faces but missing all of you. I’m looking forward to seeing you all & hearing what you’ve been up to.
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Home Learning Friday 5th June

We hope you are all well and enjoying this beautiful weather. Please remember as you go about completing this home learning that our priority is reading, writing and maths so use your time to complete the tasks set for those. Pick and choose from the other subjects e.g. science and art; there is no expectation to complete them all.

English- Oak National Academy

This week’s English lessons continue to come from the Government’s online school, Oak National Academy. This week’s lessons follow on from the previous home learning that we have set. The lessons start with a teacher explaining the lesson and setting the tasks; the children can click through at their own pace, pausing the video when needed. All they need is a pencil and paper. We have found that the best internet browser to use for the lessons in order that the videos work is Google Chrome.

Lesson 1: To be able to retrieve information

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-retrieve-information-year-2-wk3-1

Lesson 2: To be able to retrieve information-part 2

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-retrieve-information-year-2-wk3-2

Lesson 3: To be able to identify the key features of a setting description

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/to-identify-the-features-of-a-setting-description-year-2-wk3-3

Lesson 4: To be able to identify and use commas in a list

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/to-identify-and-use-commas-in-a-list-year-2-wk3-4

Lesson 5: To able to write a setting description

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/english/to-write-a-setting-description-year-2-wk3-5

Spelling 

As part of the online lessons, there are weekly spellings set. This week’s are:

every great
break steak
pretty beautiful
after fast
last past

On SUMDOG, you will find set spelling challenges to be completed. In addition, below is a copy of the Y1 and Common Exception word lists for you to learn at home.

Year 1 CEW colour by similar letter pattern

Year 2 CEW colour by similar letter pattern

 

Maths -Oak National Academy

The Maths lessons follow on from the maths home learning set last week. Please follow the link to access the videos.

Lesson 1: To be able to follow a route around a map

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/maths/to-follow-a-route-around-a-map-year-2-wk3-4

Lesson 2: Consolidate and review lesson

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/maths/to-consolidate-and-review-year-2-wk3-5

Lesson 3: To be able to relate halves and quarters to division

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/maths/to-relate-halves-and-quarters-to-division-year-2-wk4-1

Lesson 4: To be able to identify the parts of a fraction

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/maths/to-identify-the-parts-of-a-fraction-year-2-wk4-2

Lesson 5: To be able to identify half of a shape

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/maths/to-identify-half-of-a-shape-year-2-wk4-3

Please continue to check MyMaths where you will be set a series of tasks to complete each week as well as logging into Sumdog to develop your maths skills.

Science 

Find out all about pollination and how bees and other small insects make sure that flowers make seeds. Try following these links to help you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=29&v=j-S5ui9Us7U&feature=emb_logo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy3r1zlC_IU

You can draw a poster, write instructions or paint a picture explaining how it happens. There is an example below if you would rather copy that.

Pollination close procedure

Family Science Activity – Friday 5th June 2020

Homemade Lava Lamp https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental/homemade-lava-lamp

Experiment with objects of different shapes and sizes. See what makes a difference to whether something sinks or floats in water.

Learn how an object’s density affects if something is likely to sink or float. https://www.rigb.org/docs/lavalamp_infosheet_0_1.pdf

Questions to ask children:

  • Before each activity: can you predict what will happen? Why do you predict that? (For example, can you predict what will happen when we squash the tin foil really tightly?
  • Can you predict what will happen if we use metal spoon instead of a plastic one?
  • Can you predict what will happen if we peel the fruit?) Why does the diet drink float while the non-diet one sinks?
  • What do you think will happen when we pour the oil into the glass of water? Why?
  • What do you think is in the bubbles that are rising up in the lava lamp? Why do you think they sink back down again?

Going Further:

  • You can give your child or children a lump of plasticine and explore how to mould the plasticine into shapes that float. Discuss what the floating shapes have in common compared to shapes that sink.
  • The density of an object affects its buoyancy. You can learn more about this and how density affects whether something sinks or floats here: http://bit.ly/
  • Buoyancy You can try to make a ‘density tower’ by floating liquids of different density on top of each other, as shown in this video: http://bit.ly/DensityTower
  • Here’s a quick lava lamp using fizzy water – http://bit.ly/FizzyLavaLamp

Music

Week 2- Grandfather

Listen to this short piece of music and find the picture of the bassoon.

https://youtu.be/9lLHJDQxbYI

What mood do you think Grandfather is in?

How do you think grandfather might move?

How is this music the same or different to Peter’s music?

https://youtu.be/eIi_q4bNZMM

Art

Read all about it! St Peter’s are IN THE NEWS!

For this week’s Art Challenge I would like you to produce some art using old newspapers or magazines! It can be anything from cutting out shapes and creating your own abstract art, or landscape, to making something using Paper Mache. What you make can be left black and white or even painted (using watercolours is very effective). Whatever you create I’m sure you will ‘Make the headlines’ on the Art Blog!

Ideas to inspire you: 

However, if this doesn’t appeal to you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.

Please email your artwork to me: n.pearson@stpeterswaterlooville.hants.sch.uk

Thank you- Keep creating and keep safe!

Mrs Pearson