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Year 2 - Home Learning - 1st June 2020

These are not expected activities and are only to support you if you want further ideas. Please do not put yourself or your child under any pressure to complete. We would advise you not to try and emulate a school day and just work through any activities you are able to. Do not worry if you do not have a printer or any of the resources at home for these activities as you can adapt them however you like to suit you and your child.

       Connected Curriculum Activities

 This half term our topic is Travel and Adventure. We will be doing a   study of a non-European country, and comparing it to our own. The   country we will be finding out about is Mexico. Here are 5 activities for   you to try at home this week.

Activity 1 - Where is Mexico? Look at an atlas or globe to find out. Draw, make or colour the Mexican flag.
Activity 2 - Watch Barnaby Bear in Mexico City.
Activity 3 - The national flower for Mexico is the Dahlia. If you can buy some seeds then you can try to grow some. If not, find a picture of one, and draw it, or make a tissue paper Dahlia.
Activity 4 - Have a food tasting! Research some foods that come from Mexico and taste them if you can. Eg guacamole, tortillas, refried beans, corn on the cob, avocado and chocolate!
Activity 5 - Make a model car like the green taxis they have in Mexico City. Don’t forget to send us some pictures!

 

English Activities

This week the focus of our writing tasks will be based around the story Dougal’s Deep-Sea Diary by Simon Bartram.  A link to the story will follow below and there is also a pdf of the story too. The first 2 weeks of this term will be based around this text.
The activities can be done by just using the pictures below if need be.
There is a mixture of reading, punctuation, spelling and a comprehension.
Please do not feel pressured to undertake all of the activities but I hope that some will be of interest to you.
There are 5 activities attached below – choose as many as you wish to do.

There are many activities on BBC Bite size that will complement your child’s learning at home and they cover a wide range of phonics, punctuation, handwriting and reading activities.

Activity 1
Watch the video Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary by Simon Bartram and then discuss the text.

English Resources

Dougal's Deep Sea Diary pdf

Activity 2

Make lists of what Dougal saw. Think carefully about how you spell the words you choose – do you have a dictionary that could help you?
Write your list in sentences using a comma to separate each item apart from the last item in the list where you would use ‘and’.
Eg; Dougal was absolutely amazed to find such a wide range of stripy, sparkly, slithery and shimmering fish.
Remember that capital letters and full stops are needed to start and end every sentence.

Activity 2 - Picture

Activity 3

Write sentences about what Dougal saw in the City of Atlantis. Look at the picture on the right. 
Using prepositional language, describe the position of something or someone’s position in the picture. Use the table below to help you.
Now look at the picture – what did Dougal see?

Prepositions
above between onto
across by of
after down on
at during out
around for through
before from to
behind in under
below inside up
beside like with

Activity 3 - Picture

Activity 4
The following words can be found in the story, Dougal’s Deep-Sea Diary.
Practise spelling them and write a sentence for each word using careful punctuation and accurate letter formation. How exciting can you make your sentences?

Activity 4 - Spellings

diary
morning
crowds
friends
swam
listened
returned
surprise
wrinkly

Activity 5 -The Gingerbread Man – play script comprehension
Scene: On the bank of a fast-flowing river

Characters: Mr Fox, The Gingerbread Man

Mr Fox: So you wish for me to take you across the river do you?

The Gingerbread Man: Yes please, but I haven’t any money to pay you with.
Mr Fox: Don’t worry your little gingerbread head about that. Now hop on my back so you don’t get wet and we’ll be on the other side of the river as quick as a flash.
The Gingerbread Man: Oh thank you Mr Fox. You are both kind and generous indeed.
[Part way across the river]
The Gingerbread Man: Excuse me Mr Fox, but the water seems to be creeping higher and higher. Surely I’m going to get wet. Whatever are we to do?
Mr Fox: Don’t worry your little gingerbread head about that. Now skip onto my tail so you don’t get wet and we’ll be on the other side of the river in the blink of an eye.
The Gingerbread Man: Oh thank you Mr Fox. You are being most helpful.
[Half way across the river]

The Gingerbread Man: Excuse me Mr Fox, but the water seems to be sneaking higher and higher. Surely I’m going to get wet. Whatever are we to do?
Mr Fox: Don’t worry your little gingerbread head about that. Jump on the tip of my nose so you don’t get wet and we’ll be on the other side of the river in two shakes of a dog’s tail.
The Gingerbread Man: Oh thank you Mr Fox. You are simply the kindest person I have ever….

[Without warning, Mr Fox flips his nose and the gingerbread man flies through the air like an acrobat. Before he can squeak another word the gingerbread man disappears into the dark hole of the fox’s wide-open mouth.]
Mr Fox: [Licking his lips]
Mmmmmmm! Don’t cry little gingerbread man. At least now you won’t have to worry about getting your feet wet.

Comprehension Questions

Activity 5 - pdf

1. How many characters are there in this part of the story?
2. Where is the story set?
3. What do we call this type of text?
4. Do you think the gingerbread man can swim?
5. Do you think the river he has to cross is shallow or deep?
6. Do you think that the gingerbread man trusts Mr Fox? Why?
7. What does the story tell us about Mr Fox?
8. In the end is the gingerbread man dead or alive? How do you know?
9. What do you think the moral of this story is?
10. Why do you think the gingerbread man goes quickly and not slowly?
11. Does the water rise higher and higher, quickly or slowly? Circle two words that tell you this.

Maths Activities

This week’s maths is focussing on Position and Movement, find attached power points and worksheets linked to this week’s learning.
On Friday you usually take part in the Big maths challenge when you are in school, so we have attached this week’s sheets.
There is also an extra challenge for you if you feel like doing it.
Remember there are also activities on BBC Bitesize Daily lessons.

Monday Maths Tuesday Maths Wednesday Maths Thursday Maths Friday Maths Extra Challenge
P.E

Joe Wicks is still going strong. Have a go at working out with him at 9 o’clock each day.
We would have been focussing on athletics this half term so this week we would like you to have a go at throwing.
Task 1 – Practise throwing different appropriate objects, you can have a go at doing this both overarm and underarm.
Task 2 – Imagine you are in a competition. You are going to get 3 throws – We want you to stand in the same place to throw each time and then mark how far you throw. See what the furthest distance you have thrown is. Can you measure the distance?