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Year 2

Friday 5th June 2020

This is the last day your learning activities will be on this page. Starting next week, they will move to a new page on the school website (Year 1&2): https://www.foxhill.bracknell-forest.sch.uk/home-learning-june-2020/.

MATHS

Key learning: To consolidate knowledge of mass through investigations.

 

Do Now: Have a look at the different scales and read the mass of each object. How is each one?

Talk Task: Identify as many possibilities of mass combinations that are less than or equal to 10 kg. Prove your combinations using balance scales and masses.

Independent Task: Identify as many possibilities of mass combinations, that are less than or equal to 20 kg, as you can. Prove your answers using balance scales and masses. Encourage a systematic approach to this.
ENGLISH

Read the story 'The Day the Clown Went to the Zoo' and answer the following questions:

 

  1. What was Colin’s circus called?
  2. Why did Colin not like being a clown?
  3. What is the capital of Germany?
  4. What scared Colin in China?
  5. Why did Colin want to work in the zoo?
  6. Where would you prefer to work, at a zoo or in a circus? Give a reason for your answer.

 

Remember to write in full sentences.

PE

Today, your PE lesson is given by a company a bit like Play Sport which Mr Sleet and Mr McBride run - this company is called uSPort.  All you need is a bit of space and a (clean) pair of socks!

uSports PE Lesson

END OF THE DAY STORY

Dynamo for Save with Stories reading "Max and the Won't go to Bed Show" by Mark Sperring

Thursday 4th June 2020

MATHS

Key learning: Apply multiplication and division in the context of measures.

 

Do Now: Identify the pattern and answer what would come next.

 

Talk Task: Cut out the problems from the task sheet. Select a problem. Then draw a bar model to represent each problem and describe what operation is needed to solve it.

This resource doesn’t need to be printed. It can be completed on paper you have at home.

Independent Task: Complete the task sheet using bar models when solving the word problems.

 

This resource doesn’t need to be printed. It can be completed on paper you have at home.

ENGLISH

Label (or make a list) of all the noun phrases you can think of looking at this illustration.

What are Noun Phrases?

Remember, a noun phrase includes one noun as well as words that describe it, for example: ‘the black dog’.

 

Write a description of the setting from inside ‘the place between’ using the noun phrases you have labelled. You can either use the illustration above or rewatch the story and choose another. 

SCIENCE
Think about what you already know about the heart. Using the 'Heart Activity Sheet' and a pencil, draw where you think the heart is found in the body. Next, watch the two videos and then add information around the page showing what you have learned about the heart. You can show this information using drawings or words.

The Heart - TigTag Junior

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Why does your heart beat? - TigTag Junior

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You will need to ask someone else at home to help you with this activity. Place the end of the kitchen roll tube against your volunteer's chest and listen at the other end. Can you hear their heartbeat?

Next, use duct tape to secure a funnel into one end of the kitchen roll tube. Try again. 

You have made a stethoscope!

https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/make-stethoscope

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END OF THE DAY STORY

Kate Winslet for Save with Stories reading "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

MATHS

Key learning: To apply addition and subtraction in the context of mass.

 

Do Now: Which one is the odd one out and why? There are several different answers so think carefully about your reasoning and remember to explain your answers.

 

Talk Task: Estimate and weigh different fruit you have at home. Remember if you’re measuring lots of apples/bananas, each one might have a different mass.

This resource doesn’t need to be printed. It can be completed on paper you have at home.

Independent Task: Answer the questions based on your measurements from the Talk Task.

 

This resource doesn’t need to be printed. It can be completed on paper you have at home.

ENGLISH

Looking at this illustration from the book, find (at least) 3 concrete nouns (e.g. objects: a wand, a fez, a curtain, a doorway). Then think of 3 abstract nouns that explain the feelings of characters in the book, e.g. excitement, kindness, disappointment, hopefulness.

 

When you have thought of your 6 nouns, form an interesting noun phrase, e.g. a doorway of disappointment or a wand of kindness.

 

Independent Task: create a caption for the page above, placing your expanded noun phrases at the end

of the sentence (to act as a ‘sentence-closer’), e.g.: Leon stepped carefully onto the carpet of excitement.

TOPIC

Around the world, thousands of wild animals are used in circuses and forced to perform unnatural tricks to entertain the crowds.  Luckily, nowadays, there are charities like PETA and Born Free which means many circuses are banned from using animals.

 

Watch the video below to see a circus in Germany using hologram animals instead of real wild animals.

Optoma impresses audiences with a Holographic Circus Experience

Your task today is to find out where some circus animals originally come from. You will need to use an atlas or research online using www.kiddle.co or earth.google.com to help you glue the animals onto the countries they come from.

 

This resource doesn’t need to be printed. You could always write the answers on paper you have at home.

END OF THE DAY STORY

Taron Egerton for Save with Stories reading "Grumpycorn" by Sarah McIntyre

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Fox Hill Dancing Challenge

Well done to those who took part in our last Distance Dancing video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuqHLOBgP-Y

Today you’re being set the FINAL DANCE CHALLENGE using this video: 

Just Dance - Ghostbusters

Once you feel confident with all of the steps, please ask your parents/carers to film it. Parents/carers can then send the video to our school Facebook or Twitter pages: 

https://www.facebook.com/FoxHillPrimarySchool/

https://twitter.com/FoxHill_Primary

The aim is for the videos to be used to create a Fox Hill dance montage.

For Parents/carers: By sending your videos, you are giving permission for them to be used.

Costumes (and proton packs) encouraged! 

Good luck and get dancing! 

Videos to be sent by 12pm on Friday 5th June. 

MATHS

Key learning: To be able to interpret scales labelled in grams. To be able to compare the mass of objects in grams.

 

Do Now: Match the object with the correct unit of measurement. Which unit of measurement is used to measure each object?

 

Talk Task:

  1. Count out loud in steps of one or two to read the correct mass of the object.
  2. Then match the object to the correct mass.
  3. Then compare and order the masses from lightest to heaviest.

 

This resource does not need to be printed. The activity can be completed using paper you have at home.

Independent Task: Look at each scale and calculate the scale on each one. Read the mass of each object and show it by drawing Dienes blocks and record it using ‘g’. Then compare and order the masses of all the objects from heaviest to lightest.

 

This resource does not need to be printed. The activity can be completed using paper you have at home.

ENGLISH

“The boy went into the tent”.

Rewrite and improve this sentence (by adding an adverb, or exciting adjectives, or even an expanded noun phrase).

 

Independent Task:

When did it take place? – e.g. At midnight, now, soon, eventually, at last, next.

How did he ‘sneak’? – e.g. impatiently, with excitement, with a ripple of a gold braid, awkwardly, astonishingly, huge with wonder, gently.

Where was he? – e.g. Far away, on the grass, in the darkness, through the air, outside, in the night sky, inside, into the night.

 

These answers are all ‘adverbial phrases’.

 

Your task today is to add adverbials to your sentence by changing the position of the when, how, and where responses. Try as many different combinations as you can.

 

For example,

At midnight, the young boy silently crept inside the stunning, vibrant big-top.

    [when]                              [how]          [where]

TOPIC

The circus tent, or ‘big top’ in Leon and the Place Between is golden. However, in almost every book, film or television programme, the circus tents are different. Your task today is to create your own. You could draw a picture (using the video below), make a sculpture or use bed sheets you have at home. I have also set you a 2Do on Purple Mash too.

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How to draw and paint a Circus Tent - Junior #DailyDraw with Little Art School

I can’t wait to see all of the different kinds of circus tents you decide to create. Please add photos to the Class Blog or as your grown-ups to add them to the school Twitter page: https://twitter.com/FoxHill_Primary.

END OF THE DAY STORY

Fearne Cotton for Save with Stories reading her book "Hungry Babies"

Monday 1st June 2020

Good morning Year Two,

I hope you all enjoyed the half term holiday. Wasn’t it sunny (and very hot)?

I’m sure you all had time to relax and spend some time with your families.

We are now entering the final half term of year two! Hasn’t this year gone quickly?

Our final topic of the year is ‘Circus’. Mrs Smith and I have thought of some very exciting activities we hope you will all enjoy this week. This is the last week your learning activities will be on this page. Starting next week, they will move to a new page on the school website: https://www.foxhill.bracknell-forest.sch.uk/home-learning-june-2020/.

I am in school with the group of key worker children today and tomorrow so Monday and Tuesday's learning activities are listed. 

I’m looking forward to seeing all of your learning either on Twitter or our Purple Mash Class Blog. Have a great week!

MATHS

Key learning: To be able to weigh objects in kilograms. To be able to compare the mass of objects in kilograms.

 

Do Now: Have a look at the Big Picture below. What do you see? Can you think of any mathematical questions about the picture? Thinking of today’s key learning, can you think of any questions that relate to weighing? For example, the post office parcels and letters have to be weighed. Why might you have to weigh each one and what happens when one parcel or letter is heavier than another?

 

What other jobs might involve people weighing things? Have you seen ‘kg’ written anywhere before?

Weighing and measuring | Maths - Let's Do Maths

Talk Task: Hopefully you will have weighing scales at home. If you don’t, move straight onto the Independent Task.

  1. Look around your house and collect a range of objects that differ in weight.
  2. Estimate you think the object will be heavier than, lighter than or as heavy as one kilogram by holding the two objects in your hands.
  3. Then check using a scale.
  4. Finally, compare and order the objects from heaviest to lightest.

    

 

 

Independent Task: Complete the task sheet. It involves reading and comparing the mass of different objects and answering questions that involve finding the difference.

 

This resource does not need to be printed. The activity can be completed using paper you have at home.

 

ENGLISH

As we are beginning a new topic, we will be focussing on a new book which has a circus theme. We will be using Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister for this week’s activities.

Leon and the Place Between

Mr Keohane, Mrs Smith and Miss Holloway read Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister to Year 1 and Year 2.

Watch the story again and this time listen out for particular words to help you to be able to write more like Angela McAllister. The words you are listening out for are called verbs. Verbs are the action words in a sentence that describe what the subject is doing. Along with nouns, verbs are the main part of a sentence or phrase, telling a story about what is taking place.

 

Independent Task: Listen carefully to the story and write down as many verbs as you hear. As an extra challenge, identify which verbs certain jobs. Which verbs describe movement? Which verb tells us that the children were waiting impatiently? Underline them in a different colour, depending on their job.

TOPIC

Most people's idea of a circus is of a big-top tent with lots of entertaining acts. However, the history of circuses is more complex, with historians disagreeing on its where they start. For many, circus history begins with Englishman Philip Astley, while for others circuses date back to Roman times!

Circus History and Introduction

Your challenge today is to complete some research on the history of the circus and create a fact file or poster to display your findings. 

 

Here are some websites which could start you off (you may also want to use books you have at home - have a look at the contents pages or indexes):

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/circus/390586

https://kids.kiddle.co/Circus

http://www.historyofcircus.com/circus-facts/interesting-facts-about-circus/

http://rome.mrdonn.org/circus.html

If you'd like to use your own websites, make sure you use www.kiddle.co

You can use the fact file template below, or create your own with what you have at home or (EVEN BETTER) you could type it straight into our Purple Mash Class Blog so I can read it! 
END OF THE DAY STORY

David Tennant for Save with Stories reading "The Highway Rat" by Julia Donaldson

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