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St Mary's R.C. Primary School

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Hemming Drive, Manchester, Lancashire M30 0FJ

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01617 894532

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stmaryseccles.rcprimaryschool@salford.gov.uk

Year 2

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope your families are safe and well and are managing to find the positives in this very unusual situation. We are missing you all dearly and hope the situation is soon safe enough for our community to come together again.

Accompanying this letter, is an updated learning plan to cover weeks beginning Monday 18th May and Tuesday 2nd June (week beginning 25th May is half term). In addition to this, the BBC continue to provide daily lessons.  The link for this site is https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize these will continue throughout the pandemic.

We will again be making contact with all parents and pupils over the next two weeks in order to ensure you are all well and to provide support when required with home learning. Thank you so much for sharing some of the fabulous work you have been producing, it is truly heart-warming to see the efforts that you have all been showing in these difficult times. If you want to send more work, which you are especially proud of, please send to: Year2.StMarysRC@Salford.gov.uk

For safeguarding purposes please ensure any uploading is carried out by an adult.

Teachers will continue to look at the work each Friday and respond where appropriate or necessary via email. All the links on the learning plan have been checked by school staff and they appear to be safe and are approved; however it is important that we all keep ourselves vigilant when using the internet.

 

In addition to this, on the afternoon of Thursday 21st  May, we would love you to get involved with the Joy of Moving Home School Festival. The resources are also attached to this letter. We would love to see any photographs of you taking part and again please send to your class email address.

 

If you have any concerns or need to discuss matters with a teacher or myself, please continue to contact the school office through the generic email address and we will respond as soon as possible.

Thank you for all your efforts during these times you have all played your own significant part, for which we are grateful.’

God bless and hopefully we will see you very soon.

Best Wishes

Mr P. Cavanagh and Miss McArdle 

Learning Project WEEK 5 and 6 - Viewpoints 

Age Range: Year 2

Weekly Maths Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

Weekly Reading Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

Play on The Mental Maths Train Game - practise adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing. 

 

Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. This game could support this.​            

 

Look in different rooms and go on a number hunt. How many items can you find that have numbers on them? What is the largest number you can find? What is the smallest number you can find? 

 

Practise making shapes on this online geoboard. Once you have made the shape from one view, can you make it from another? How do you know it is still the same shape? 

 

Choose a number between 0 - 50.

Make a poster showing how many different ways can you represent this number.  

Reading a variety of books at home.

Your child could share a book everyday. This can be reading a book aloud everyday or sharing a book with an adult. 

 

Listen to the traditional story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.  

 

Find a set of instructions for planting a seed or a bean. Read the instructions out aloud. Can you follow the instructions and plant a seed?

Remember to keep watering it! 

 

Read a non-fiction book

 

Read an article from a newspaper or magazine to an adult. 

 

Weekly Phonics/Spellings  Tasks

(Aim to do 1 per day)

Weekly Writing Tasks

(Aim to do 1 per day)

Daily phonics - Ask your child to practice their sounds and blend words. Interactive games found on link below.

 

●     Phonics  play

 

●     Top  Marks

 

●     Spelling

 

●    Spell the days of the week

 

●    Spell common exception words

 

●     Spelling  City

 

Draw a picture of your house and label it. 

Write sentences using adjectives to describe a room in your house. 

 

Hide and seek: Write a set of instructions on how to find something in your bedroom. Think about the positional language to help find the object. 

 

Diary: Keep a diary of things that happen outside one of the windows in your house. Write down sentences using suffixes. Try to use exclamation marks. 

 

Draw a map of one of the rooms in your house. What symbols could you have?

Where will you place items? 

 

The Joy of Moving - Please click here to download your pack

 

 

 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week: View point 

 

RE: Daily Prayers with Ten Ten. https://tentenresources.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=82585f83bf242b4b0a627d7e1&id=a525675f76&e=94d1fb9258

 

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about different viewpoints. Learning may focus on physical viewpoints in terms of what you can see outside of the window at home, what others can see looking into your home and then progress onto personal viewpoints and of others.

 

Using your senses: Ask your child to pick a window in the house. Ask them to stand there for a few minutes and take a look at what they can see and write or draw them down. Now ask them to try this activity again but this time ask them what they can hear? Write or draw these down. Ask your child to help find a piece of material in the house and then blindfold them. What can they see?

Which sense do they use now? Ask them to now cover their ears and look outside the window. What do they hear? 

A ‘feely bag’ find six objects, such as a hairbrush, a tube of toothpaste,                          a packet of biscuits, an ice cream scoop, a packet of tissues and a wooden spoon. You will also need something to act as a blindfold. Imagine what it​ would be like if you could never see because you were blind and you had to learn to rely on your other senses instead. Play with a partner and see who guesses most of the objects. 

Find a mirror in the house: What can they see? Imagine if they were able to walk into the mirror.​              

What do they think you would see? Listen to the story ‘Through the Magic Mirror​   by Anthony Browne.  Look at the illustrations in the book and discuss what is different. Can they create a story similar to ‘Through the Mirror’? Draw a story map first and plan their story. Using their story map, create their story and remember to think about your illustrations. 

Find a place in the house. Look around what they can see. Sketch what they can see. What is on​              the left hand side of them? What is the right hand side of them? Does it change if they sit in another part of the house? Make a list of all the things and compare. 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                              Read the stories: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella.  The​   characters will be going to see Judge Jenny. Can they persuade Judge Jenny to see the story from their point of view. Watch these links ​  at BBC bitesize, to help ‘Judge Jenny’ to decide. Now it’s their turn… Read the stories Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs and Gingerbread Man. Imagine they are going to be one of the characters from the story and an adult is going to be Judge Jenny. What would they say to Judge Jenny?  How could they persuade her? 

School Uniform:​ Tell your child that they will be presenting to the School Council about the school uniform. Do they think it is a good idea to wear a uniform or are they against wearing a uniform? Write down why they think they should have a uniform and then write down why they shouldn't. Design a new uniform. What would they wear?  Would it be the same for girls and boys?  What would they say to the school council? How would they campaign? Would they have badges, posters, events and banners to help their debate.

 

Could you design a new school logo? Ask your child to think about their current logo now. What​does it represent ? What could they add or change? Is there something that represents their school or area recently that people would recognise? Look at the shape of the logo. Would they keep it the same or change it?  

 

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs -​ These packs are split into different year groups​     and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the home. 

Twinkl - to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email​      address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS. 

Headteacherchat - This is a blog that has links to various learning platforms. Lots of​         these are free to access. 

#TheLearningProjects

 

 

 

 

 

        Learning Project WEEK 3 and 4  - The area you live in

Age Range: Year 2

Weekly Maths Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)      

Weekly Reading Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)


·   Play on  The  Mental  Maths  Train  Game  - practise adding and subtracting.

 

·   Recognise the place value for numbers up to 99 in this place  value  basketball  game.

 

·         Create a card game that is based around making number pairs to twenty that can then be played as a family.

 

·         Identify shapes and finish the patterns in this online game


 

·         Can any of these shapes be found around the house? How many of each shape can be found?

 

·         Write the numbers 20 - 50  in words and digits

·         Reading a variety of books at home.

 

·         Your child could share a book everyday. This can be reading a book aloud everyday or sharing a book with an adult.

 

·         Listen to a story read: https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

·         Watch Newsround and find out what is happening in the world. What did you find out? Is there anything you need help understanding?

 

·         In a book discuss the illustrations and why the book has been set out the way it has

Weekly Phonics/Spellings  Tasks

(Aim to do 1 per day)

Weekly Writing Tasks

(Aim to do 1 per day)

Daily phonics - Ask your child to practice their sounds and blend words. Interactive games found on link below.

 

●     Phonics  play

 

●     Top  Marks

 

●     Spelling

 

●    Spell the days of the week

 

●    Spell common exception words

 

●     Spelling  City

 

Ask your child to imagine that they live in the opposite house.

What would they see?

Write sentences using a variety of suffixes – ing, ed, ly and adjectives.

 

Write your address:

Ask your child who delivers the post?

Show them a letter and explore the envelope front and back.

Can they see any numbers on the front or back of the envelope? What do they mean? Who is the letter addressed to? 

Ask your child to write their address on the envelope. Discuss the postcode and any capital letters?

Well known addresses: 

Discuss with your child any well-known addresses of book characters/famous people/ historical figures they may know?

e.g. 10 Downing Street, The Post Office, Isle of Struay Katie Morag, grandparents, etc. This Powerpoint  may help.

 

RE: Daily Prayers with Ten Ten. https://tentenresources.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=82585f83bf242b4b0a627d7e1&id=a525675f76&e=94d1fb9258

Learning Project - to be done throughout the 2 weeks

·         The project this time aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the

             area in which they live. Learning may focus on your local area, famous people, key landmarks

             and links  to your city.

 

·         To  develop  knowledge  of  the  location  of  significant  places:  Ask your child to look at where they live. What can they see outside the window in the front of their house/apartment/flat? At the back of their house? What could they find near them? Find a map and see if they can find Salford. Do they know the name of their street? Can they create a street sign with their street name?

 

·         My address:  Support your child to find out your address. Can they find the number on your door? Can they write the number in digits and words? Ask them to try writing the number using crayons and paint.

 

·         Can they write a postcard or letter to a teacher at school? They could tell their teacher about where they live and things about their local area.

 

·         My house: Discuss with your child what their house looks like inside and outside? How many bedrooms does it have? Who has the biggest bedroom? Who has the smallest? Ask them to look outside their window and see if they can spot a house different to their own.

 

·         Can they draw their house? How many windows at the front? How many windows at the back? Do you have one door or two? In a special bag - could you (with adult support) place things that make it your home? Why would you pick those items?

 

·         Draw a picture of your street. Support your child to take a look at the street and buildings around where they live. Encourage them to think about the shape of the buildings.

 

·         Shape hunt: Take your child on a shape hunt around their house and garden. Look at the different shapes of the windows, doors, and houses. Can they name them? Are they 2D or 3D shapes?

Ask them to create a picture of their house or street.

 

·         Name the shape: Place some 2D or 3D shapes into a bag and play the game ‘Can you name the shape?’ You will need a partner to play this game. One partner has a shape from the shape bag and they stand back to back. The partner with the shape describes it to their partner who has to try to draw it. How many do you know?

 

·         Find you house on ‘Google maps’. Search for your house on the street? Can you find Manchester, Salford and Eccles?

 

·         Compass: Make a compass. Do you know what the different compass points mean? Can you label the points?

 

·         Create a  passport: Create an individual passport to show your own information about where you live. Discuss the use of a Passport. What is a passport? What information does it contain? What does a passport allow you to do?  Can you find a real life passport? Do you have one?

 

·         Design a cottage - Compare how a cottage is different to your house. Can you make a model of your house and a cottage?

 

·         Create a song about ‘Where you live’ - Can you add your address in your song?

 

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

 

Classroom  Secrets  Learning  Packs  - ​These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the home.

 

Twinkl- ​to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email

address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.

 

Headteacherchat  - This is a blog that has links to various learning platforms. Lots of these are free to access.

 

Take part in the CWMT Wellbeing Challenge 2020

This is a free interactive challenge. The idea is to encourage young people to think positively about their mental health; it’s based around the ‘Five Ways to Mental Wellbeing’:

Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Give

The challenge will be for 2 weeks (Monday 4th May - Sunday 17th), the aim is to complete at least one wellbeing activity for each of the five ways during this two-week period, and document it by sending a photo of the activity in progress to the website link below and you could be in with the chance of winning a fabulous prize.

There are lots of ideas to help you out in the pack, but you are welcome to do your own activities too. Obviously, you can do much more than just one per ‘way’ if you are enjoying it!

There are 2 packs - one for primary aged children and one for secondary/sixth form age.

Information about how to take part is via this website: www.cwmt.org.uk/wellbeing-challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Project WEEK 1 - My Family

Age Range: ​KS1

Weekly Maths Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

Weekly Reading Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

●      Play on Hit the Button -  number bonds, halves, doubles and times tables. 

●      Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

                This game could support this.​      

●      Work on a shopping list for the weekly shop and get children to add up how many items and add up the cost of some items. This gam​    e could support work on making amounts of money. 

●      Practise telling the time. This could be done through this game (scroll down to​   access the game). Read to the hour and half hour. 

●      Write the numbers 0-20 in words and digits.

 

●      Reading a variety of books at home.

Your child could share a book everyday. This can be reading a book aloud everyday or sharing a book with an adult. 

●      Listen to a story or read, on Storyline.

www.storylineonline

●      Watch Newsround and find out what is happening in the world. What did you find out? Is there anything you need help understanding? 

●      Create a bookmark, perhaps you could choose characters from your favourite stories. 

●      Complete a book review on one of the books you have read - what did you like about it? Would you recommend it to anyone? 

 

 

Weekly Phonics/Spellings  Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

Weekly Writing Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

●      Daily phonics - your child to practice their sounds and blend words.

Interactive games found on link below. 

●      Phonics play  

●      Top Marks  

●      Spelling 

●      Spell the days of the week: Keep a diary of things you do in the week. 

●      Spell common exception words 

●      Spelling City

 

 

 

●      Family: Look at a family in a traditional story - how are they different to your family? Can you write sentences comparing the two families? 

●      Take a look at a variety of poems with your child. Ask them to pick their favourite poem and write a poem

https://www.poetry4kids.com/topic/famil y/ 

●      Write a letter or postcard - find out about different postcards and why people write them. Can they design the front of the postcard and then plan what to write and who they could write it too.

●      Ask your child to create a story about their family. Who will be the main characters ? Where will the setting take place? 

RE: Daily Prayers with Ten Ten. https://tentenresources.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=82585f83bf242b4b0a627d7e1&id=a525675f76&e=94d1fb9258

 

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to gain a better understanding of their own family. Learning may focus on the different makeup of families, what traditions your family has, stories linked to your family etc.

 

Family:  Find out about your family and any traditions they follow. Ask them to think about: Who they live with? How many adults? How many children? Can they sort their family members into height order? Who is the tallest? Who is the shortest? Is the tallest family member the eldest family member? If they drew around all their family members' hands; could they count in 5s? What if they drew around their feet? Could they count in 2s? Ask them to think about one family member they would love to interview. They could be a family member that lives with them or a family member that lives somewhere else. Can they write down some questions they would like to ask them? Do they have a pet? What car do they drive? When is their birthday? And so on. Can they draw or paint a picture of their family? Can they talk about their picture to a family member? 

 

Self portrait:  Ask your child to think about which materials they use to draw? Can they find different materials around the house to help?

 

Create a card:   Ask your child to design a card for someone in their family. It can be a birthday card, thank you card or a card to tell someone how much they love them! 

 

Family tree:​  Look at photographs of your family members and discuss where they would go on a family tree. Have you met everyone? Is there anyone you could interview and find out more about? 

 

 

 

Design a personal coat of arms shield for the family:  Find out what a coat of arms shield means. Ask them to begin to think about their design. What could they draw? What does it mean to them? Ask them to think about the colours and shapes. Maybe if they have some cardboard around the house they could make a shield to give to a family member. 

 

Create a booklet all about the family:  Can they name the people in their family and write sentences about them? Who are they? What do they call them? What do they like or dislike? Why are they special to them?  Maybe they could get a photograph or draw a family member before they write about them.

 

News Reporter for half a day:   Their challenge is to interview family members and find things they like and dislike. Can they write down things they like and dislike? Can they compare these to someone else in their family? In your interview, they could create flashcards with words such as: colour, clothes, food, drinks, books, places, music and then ask a family member to pick a flash card and talk about their likes and dislikes. 

 

Data detective Ask your child to look at people in the house. What colour is their hair? Eye​             colour? Favourite colour? Favourite food? Ask them to collect this and place in a tally chart.  https://www.twinkl.com.qa/resource/t2-m-250-favourite-colour-tally-and-bar-chart-worksheets  

 

Interview a family member: Interview a family member that doesn’t live at home with them. Allow your child to ask them about their childhood. Who did they live with? Who is in their family? Do they have any family traditions? If so, do they follow them? Why?

 

Write an invitation to a family event:  Ask your child to invite a family member to one of the following: prayer time, talent show, music show, magic tricks show, joke time…  In their invitation, ask them to think about the time, date and place. How will they design the invitation? Who will deliver it? 

 

Time to be active: Share the https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/milkshake   movement and mindfulness video together. Challenge each other. Who was the best dancer? Which part did they enjoy the most? Could you create a dance Could you create a video of your own?  

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs -​ These packs are split into different year groups​     and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the home. 

Twinkl - to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email​      address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS. 

Headteacherchat - This is a blog that has links to various learning platforms. Lots of​         these are free to access. 

 

Additional Year 1 phonics support can be found here:  https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/learn-to-read-phonics/

 

Additional year 2 work to support SATs can be found here:

https://www.theschoolrun.com/key-stage-1-sats-learning-journey  

#TheLearningProjects

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please click here to view our Year 2 Welcome Powerpoint

Please click here to view our Welcome to Year 2 letter

Spring 2 Learning Plan

Spring 1 Learning Plan

Autumn 1 Learning Plan

Autumn 2 Learning Plan

Autumn 2 Homework 

Phonics Scheme