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Home-School Work (w.c. 15/3/21)

19 Mar 2021

Please find below a selection of work for week commencing Monday 22nd March if you are unable to be in school due to self-isolation or other Covid-19 related reasons:

** PLEASE NOTE - This is only work for children who are off school, which mirrors what we are completing in class. This is not the homework for the week - no homework until after Easter! **



Use Oxford Owl to access reading books at your child's book band: 

Oxford Owl e-Book Library   (You will need to register for a free account)


Continue to follow your child's current programme for Phonics learning:

Set 2 Lessons-  Read Write Inc - Features daily videos on a new sound.

Set 3 Sounds - Read Write Inc - Features daily videos on a new sound

Read Longer Words - Read Write Inc - The next step from Set 3, applying our knowledge of sounds to work out longer words.

Investigating Alternative Spellings - PhonicsPlay - Scroll down to Phase 5c and work through the 'Investigating Alternative Spellings' activities at your own pace. I'd recommend one activity per day e.g. a Phoneme Spotter one day, Word Sort the next day, Best Bet the next day. You can log in for free at the moment using the username and password on the PhonicsPlay homepage.

Phase 6 Spelling Rules - PhonicsPlay - These games allow practice of the more complex spelling rules for Year 2, and are the next step from the Alternative Spellings work. You can go through these games at your own pace. 



This week, we are working on all the little things that help us to improve our work and make it more exciting, finishing off with a descriptive writing task to show off our skills.

Task 1 - LO: To choose effective adjectives to improve a sentence
Read through this PowerPoint to learn how to 'uplevel' a boring sentence using adjectives and noun phrases. When you are done, choose one of these worksheets to have a go at, to improve the sentence 'the cat sat on a wall' by adding adjectives and linking words like 'because'.

Task 2 - LO: To choose effective verbs and adverbs
Adverbs are words which explain how something is being done, e.g. running quickly, dancing happily. Use the adverbs on this sheet to try and improve some of these sentences:

He was running.   The girl is dancing.  We are playing.   The children are listening.   The wolf is prowling.    I tiptoed through the woods.

Task 3 - LO: To use descriptive features in my writing
Have a look through the keyhole to the Giants' Castle... (you can use the app to peep through virtually here if you sign up for a free account, or use the still image). Using what we have learnt this week, write a description of what you can see through the keyhole. Describe what there is using adjectives (e.g. There is a huge sack full of gold, shiny coins.) and what things are doing using adverbs (e.g. The cauldron is bubbling slowly in the fireplace.)



This week, we are revising key facts such as number bonds. We're looking at how knowing certain number facts can help us work out other related facts. 

Task 1  - LO: To work out fact families for number bonds to 20
Video    Worksheet   Answers      

Task 2  - LO: To work out related facts
Video    Worksheet      Answers 

Task 3  - LO: To work out number bonds to 100

Video    Worksheet       Answers 

Wider Curriculum: Geography

LO: To compare weather in 2 different countries 

Watch this video to find out why we have seasons: when our part of the world (the northern hemisphere) is tilted towards the sun, we have summer, whilst the other side (the southern hemisphere) has winter. 

Then have a look at this weather data for the UK and Australia. Compare them in different months e.g. December, June. 

1.  Describe what you notice, e.g. When we have summer, Australia has winter. In June, the temperature in the UK is high, but the temperature in Australia is low. At Christmas, the temperature in Australia is really high so they could have Christmas on the beach!

2. (Extension) Explain why this happens. We have different seasons because the earth is tilted. When we are tilted towards the sun, it's warmer and we have our summer. Australia will be tilted away so they have their winter. 




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