Friday 17th July 2020

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Good morning Otters 🙂 I can’t believe that it’s the last day of term! It’s been a very strange year and I wish that we could all be together to celebrate this day. I am very proud of you Otters. You have worked so hard this year, before school shut and during lockdown. I wish you and your family a very safe and happy summer and I look forward to seeing you all again when we can all return safely to school in September.

Miss Ward xx

Even though we can’t all be together for our usual end of term singing assembly we can still enjoy a sing along together, whether you’re at home or in school. So get your singing voices and actions ready for our whole school song ‘Reach for the Stars’.

If you want to sing along with the music here it is:

Here are your activities for today:

Daily Tasks

Zumos – Login each day to let me know how you’re feeling and explore some of the other areas.

Reading – Read for at least 15 minutes a day to an adult and don’t forget you can also go on Oxford Owl https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ to read a range of eBooks.

Sumdog – Complete the maths, spelling and grammar challenges.

Duolingo – Login to Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com/ and practise your Spanish.

Spelling Test

Today is spelling test day. Find a quiet place and get somone to test you, then check your answers together. Good luck!

Maths

Here are yesterday’s answers:

Friday Maths Challenge

Click on the link below to complete your maths challenges for today to test your problem-solving skills.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zryy6g8

English

Complete the BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club: Write to your favourite author by clicking on the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zs3bp4j

Music

It’s music day so don’t forget to access your online music lesson with Miss Abi. Follow the link below and login:

https://www.lambethmusic.co.uk/online-learning-hm.html

Cooking

To finish off the week here is a fun cooking activity to do on BBC Bitesize.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zspxdp3

Now listen to another story by Mwenye Hadithi.

Thursday 16th July 2020

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Good morning Otters 🙂 I hope you have a good day.

Here are your activities for today:

Daily Tasks

Zumos – Login each day to let me know how you’re feeling and explore some of the other areas.

Reading – Read for at least 15 minutes a day to an adult and don’t forget you can also go on Oxford Owl https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ to read a range of eBooks.

Sumdog – Complete the maths, spelling and grammar challenges.

Duolingo – Login to Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com/ and practise your Spanish.

Maths

Here are yesterday’s answers:

Follow the link on White Rose to watch the video and then complete the questions below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

English/Geography

Is Kenya the same as England?

Think about all that you’ve learnt about Kenya this term and think about where we live.

Desribe the similarities and difference between both places. You could describe the weather, jobs, food, animals, plants, what it’s like e.g. are there rivers, mountains etc. We live in a city but you have learnt about the city and countryside in Kenya. Can you describe the differences?

Where would you prefer to live and why?

Spellings/Phonics

Homophones and Near Homophones

Practise writing your weekly spellings using joined handwriting.

Art

Who is Martin Bulinya?

Today you are going to learn about another artist called Martin Bulinya.

He is a very prolific Kenyan artist whose work shows caricatures of the Maasai people in a variety of stances and formations. He has a simple style, but he produces truly fun and interesting African art! Many of the paintings have very complex detailing into the material worn. His characters take dramatic poses, giving each one an effective emotion – you can almost hear some of the characters talking to each other!

Watch the video below to see examples of his artwork.

If you want to learn more about him, click on the link below:

https://trueafricanart.com/pages/martin-bulinya

Now it’s your turn to try to create a piece of art in the style of Martin Bulinya.

Here are some examples below:

Science

Here is a fun science activity to do all about flowers.

Listen to the story below written by an author called Mwenye Hadithi who was born in Nairobi, Kenya. He has written lots of children’s books all about African animals.

Wednesday 15th July 2020

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Good morning Otters 🙂 I hope that you’re all having a good week.

Here are your activities for today:

Daily Tasks

Zumos – Login each day to let me know how you’re feeling and explore some of the other areas.

Reading – Read for at least 15 minutes a day to an adult and don’t forget you can also go on Oxford Owl https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ to read a range of eBooks.

Sumdog – Complete the maths, spelling and grammar challenges.

Duolingo – Login to Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com/ and practise your Spanish.

Maths

Here are yesterday’s answers:

Follow the link on White Rose to watch the video and then complete the questions below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Computing/Geography

We have been reading ‘Lila and the Secret of Rain’ which takes place in Kenya.

What do you think it would be like to grow up in Kenya?

Do you think all of the country is like Kenya of the book?

The book portrays only one aspect of life in Kenya and you are going to do some research to find out some things about what it would be like to be a child in both the town and the country. You might already know some information from the lessons we’ve already done in Geography about Kenya. Here are some videos you could watch.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zmqtfg8

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011412d

Use the table below to record your information.

Spellings/Phonics

Homophones and Near Homophones

Complete the activity to help you with your weekly spellings.

Music/Art – Visualising and painting

Listen to some traditional West African music below:

What sort of pictures does it create in your ‘mind’s eye’ as you listen to the music?  Paint these pictures either as the music plays or when it has finished.

Here is another story from Kenya that you might like to listen to:

Tuesday 14th July 2020

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Good morning Otters 🙂

Here are your activities for today:

Daily Tasks

Zumos – Login each day to let me know how you’re feeling and explore some of the other areas.

Reading – Read for at least 15 minutes a day to an adult and don’t forget you can also go on Oxford Owl https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ to read a range of eBooks.

Sumdog – Complete the maths, spelling and grammar challenges.

Duolingo – Login to Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com/ and practise your Spanish.

Maths

Here are yesterday’s answers:

Follow the link on White Rose to watch the video and then complete the questions below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

English

In English we have been reading ‘Lila and the Secret of Rain‘. Today you are going to think about this question : Do you think the world could ever run out of water?

In the story Lila’s mum says that ‘without water there can be no life’ so Lila is afraid that the village will not survive the drought.

Do you think water is an equally precious thing here in England?

Should we be more careful how we use it?

What sorts of things could we do to conserve water?

Have a discussion about these questions with your family. Then design a poster to show how people could save water. Here are some ideas to help you:

PE

Today is PE day so choose some of these lessons to take part in:

BBC BItesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwfvtrd

PE with Joe Wicks

Cosmic Yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Monday 13th July 2020

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Good morning Otters. I hope you have all had a good weekend. I can’t believe that it’s the last week of term! Well done for working so hard this term 🙂

Here are your activities for today:

Daily Tasks

Zumos – Login each day to let me know how you’re feeling and explore some of the other areas.

Reading – Read for at least 15 minutes a day to an adult and don’t forget you can also go on Oxford Owl https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ to read a range of eBooks.

Sumdog – Complete the maths, spelling and grammar challenges.

Duolingo – Login to Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com/ and practise your Spanish.

Maths

Follow the link on White Rose to watch the video and then complete the questions below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

English

Read the text below about the Sunflower Plant Life Cycle then answer the questions.

Spellings/Phonics

Homophones and Near Homophones

Here are your spellings for the week. This week we are going to continue learning about homophones. What is a homophone? Can you think of some examples? Practise your spellings a little bit everyday to help you get ready for your spelling test on Friday. Read the information below so you can continue to learn about homophones and near homophones.

PSHCE – Making descisions

Read the information below then complete the activities.

Resource 2: Who can help?  Draw or write all the people you can think of who can help us make decisions

Friday 10th July 2020

I hope you’ve had a good week Otters. It’s Friday so it’s the weekend tomorrow. I’ll be back next week for the last week of term with more home learning 🙂

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Daily Tasks

Zumos – Login each day to let me know how you’re feeling and explore some of the other areas.

Reading – Read for at least 15 minutes a day to an adult and don’t forget you can also go on Oxford Owl https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ to read a range of eBooks.

Sumdog – Complete the maths, spelling and grammar challenges.

Duolingo – Login to Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com/ and practise your Spanish.

Spelling Test

Today is spelling test day. Find a quiet place and get somone to test you, then check your answers together. Good luck!

Maths

Here are yesterday’s answers:

Friday Maths Challenge

Click on the link below to complete your maths challenges for today to test your problem-solving skills.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zqpvhcw

English

Complete the BBC Bitesize Daily Book Club: Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren by clicking on the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrwbp4j

Spanish

Practise saying the numbers in Spanish then complete the activities to help you learn them.

Complete the maths number sentences in Spanish.

Music

It’s music day so don’t forget to access your online music lesson with Miss Abi. Follow the link below and login:

https://www.lambethmusic.co.uk/online-learning-hm.html

If you would like you can also try this BBC Bitesize lesson How and why singing makes us feel good. Follow the link below and don’t forget to get your singing voices ready!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znk8bqt

Thursday 9th July 2020

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Good morning Otters 🙂 I hope you have a good day.

Don’t forget to keep sending you work to Year2@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

Here are your activities for today:

Daily Tasks

Zumos – Login each day to let me know how you’re feeling and explore some of the other areas.

Reading – Read for at least 15 minutes a day to an adult and don’t forget you can also go on Oxford Owl https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ to read a range of eBooks.

Sumdog – Complete the maths, spelling and grammar challenges.

Duolingo – Login to Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com/ and practise your Spanish.

Maths

Here are yesterday’s answers:

Follow the link on White Rose to watch the video and then complete the questions below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

English

Today you are going to use your story plan you made yesterday to write your own version of ‘Lila and the Secret of Rain‘. Read the information below to help you write your story.

Spellings/Phonics

Homophones and Near Homophones

Tomorrow is spelling test day so today write some sentences using your spellings to practise them.

Science

All About Seeds

Look carefully at the pictures of seeds to see the amazing variety of shapes, sizes and colours. Draw some of the different seeds in your book and describe their colour, size and other characteristics. Can you find any of these seeds in your house? Can you find any other seeds to draw outside? What plant will they grow into?

Now complete the ‘Odd One Out‘ activity.

Look at the three images above and think of as many similarities and differences as you can. Think about:

  • appearance
  • what they do
  • where they might be found

Then decide which one is the odd one out and why. Give a reason and remember there is no wrong answer!

The three images are showing sunflower seeds, horse chestnuts and broad beans.

Wednesday 8th July 2020

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Good morning Otters 🙂 I hope you’re all having a lovely week.

Here are your activities for today:

Daily Tasks

Zumos – Login each day to let me know how you’re feeling and explore some of the other areas.

Reading – Read for at least 15 minutes a day to an adult and don’t forget you can also go on Oxford Owl https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ to read a range of eBooks.

Sumdog – Complete the maths, spelling and grammar challenges.

Duolingo – Login to Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com/ and practise your Spanish.

Maths

Here are yesterday’s answers:

Follow the link on White Rose to watch the video and then complete the questions below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

English

Today you are going to plan your own version of ‘Lila and the Secret of Rain‘ ready to write your own story on Thursday. You will need to make 2 changes in your story:

  • Choose a different main character
  • Change the setting

Challenge: Tell the sky different sad things to make it rain.

Draw a story map like the one below. Remember to give your story a title.

_______________ and the Secret of Rain

Spellings/Phonics

Homophones and Near Homophones

Today practise your weekly spellings using joined handwriting.

Geography

Read the information and complete the activities. Here is the link to the video when you get to slide 8.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0114nj6

If you don’t have an A3 piece of paper that’s fine you can still make a book or even a poster to show what you’ve learnt. Please email your work to Year2@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk so I can see how much you’ve learnt about Kenya.

Tuesday 7th July 2020

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Good morning Otters. How are you all today? I hope you’ve had a good start to the week 🙂

Here are your activities for today:

Daily Tasks

Zumos – Login each day to let me know how you’re feeling and explore some of the other areas.

Reading – Read for at least 15 minutes a day to an adult and don’t forget you can also go on Oxford Owl https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ to read a range of eBooks.

Sumdog – Complete the maths, spelling and grammar challenges.

Duolingo – Login to Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com/ and practise your Spanish.

Maths

Here are yesterday’s answers:

Follow the link on White Rose to watch the video and then complete the questions below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Computing

Activity 1: Playing Games

What games do you enjoy playing online?

How do you play them safely?

Remember that if there is anything that makes you feel sad, worried or upset whilst playing games online, you should tell a grown-up you trust.

Activity 2: Online and Offline Friends

Watch Jessie & Friends Episode 3: Playing games together. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/

Jessie, Tia and Mo are good friends from school. What behaviours do you think Jessie, Mo and Tia should expect from each other, or how they should treat one another? Examples could include: – They are kind to each other – They make each other laugh – They help each other.

These are behaviours you should always show your friends and what you should always expect from them. This is the same both offline and online.

Print out the ‘Online Behaviour’ worksheet below. Cut out the pictures and the text. Match the picture to the correct description. Alternatively, this activity can be done on the screen by pointing to the picture and its matching description.

These are all ways that Amber tried to ‘trick’ the three friends into telling her their power words (passwords). Remind if something doesn’t ‘feel right’ online, you should speak to a grown up you trust.

Answers

Spellings/Phonics

Homophones and Near Homophones

Match the words with the correct description.

PE

Today is PE today so take part in a PE lesson with Joe Wicks.

Now click on the link below to choose a Cosmic Yoga lesson:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Monday 6th July 2020

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Good morning Otters 🙂 I hope you all had a lovely weekend. This term has flown by and we only have 2 more weeks left of school. Keep up the great work!

Here are your activities for today:

Daily Tasks

Zumos – Login each day to let me know how you’re feeling and explore some of the other areas.

Reading – Read for at least 15 minutes a day to an adult and don’t forget you can also go on Oxford Owl https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ to read a range of eBooks.

Sumdog – Complete the maths, spelling and grammar challenges.

Duolingo – Login to Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com/ and practise your Spanish.

Maths

Follow the link on White Rose to watch the video and then complete the questions below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

English

Today you are going to do a BBC Bitesize lesson Action words. Follow the link below for the vdieos and activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zt9gn9q

Spellings/Phonics

Homophones and Near Homophones

Here are your spellings for the week. Practise them everyday to help you get ready for your spelling test on Friday. Read the information below to help you learn more about homophones.

PSHCE – Understanding Change

Read the information below and complete the activity.