Thursday, 25 April 2019

22/04/19


Hello,
Welcome back to all Year 2 students. I hope everyone had a lovely Easter.
This week we have been covering:

English

Grammar: full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks

Writing: fantasy stories

Vocabulary: beginning, middle, end, problem, resolution, character, setting, fantasy, past tense verbs, adjectives

What you can do to help: have a look at the video in the link below, discuss the story of Gorilla (by Anthony Browne)

 Links:


Maths

Recognising Place value in 2 digit numbers
Adding and subtracting using 10 (10, 11, 12, 21, 22, 31, 32)

Vocabulary: multiples of ten, add, more, plus, subtract, minus, take away, less, hundred square

What you can do to help: print the hundred square below and practise adding and subtracting numbers (e.g. 34 + 32 = can be done by adding 30 and then adding 2, moving down three rows on the hundred square and then moving two squares to the right).







Topic

World Trade

Vocabulary: trade, need, want, countries, map, explore, goods, exchange
What you can do to help: look at the packaging on items that you buy and try to identify their country of origin,












Thursday, 28 March 2019

25/03/19


Hello,
This week we have been doing our assessments. We have also visited the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus and enjoyed a wonderful performance based on ‘Carnival of the Animals’ by Saint-Saens. It was a magical experience.
We have also been working on poems that will be entered for a competition at the end of next month. See below for more details.

This week we have been covering:

English
Grammar: time connectives

Writing: poems – Why I Play

Vocabulary: free verse, rhyme, rhythm, adjective, time connectives, first, then, after that, later, suddenly, in the end, finally

What you can do to help: have a look at the videos in the link below and check out the LitFilm Fest website for information about the filmed poetry competition that we are entering.

 Links:




Maths

Multiplication

Vocabulary: groups of, times tables, arrays, turn it around, multiples of

What you can do to help: play the multiplication game in the link below – there is a free printable multiplication chart that you can use in the second link.

Links:



Topic

Vikings – sailors and explorers

Vocabulary: longboat, settler, homeland, figurehead, Scandinavia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland

What you can do to help: try making the Viking longboat from the template attached. We are making a simpler one in class, but this one is much fancier!





Links:


Friday, 22 March 2019

18/03/19


Hello,
Please note that next week we will be doing assessments.
This week we have been covering:

English
Grammar: comparatives and superlatives (er/est suffixes)
Writing: sea poems
Vocabulary: compare, more than, most, faster, fastest, smaller, smallest, slower, slowest, happier, happiest, sunnier, sunniest, bigger, biggest, sadder, saddest, rhyme, rhythm,
What you can do to help: read and listen to poems together (see the link below), discuss and compare things in your environment (Which tree is the tallest? Which car is smaller than the blue one, etc.)
 Links:
(There are some interactive games on the British Council website in the link above)

Maths
Counting on
Finding change
Vocabulary: difference, count on, one pence, ten pence, twenty pence, change, buy,
What you can do to help: role play shopping, practice using money by carrying out simple transactions (under 20c), work out the change needed from a simple purchase transaction,
Links:


Topic
Whales
Vocabulary: blue whale, largest, biggest, plankton, krill, hunting, extinction, killer whale, deadliest, predator, blowhole
What you can do to help: have a look at the video in the link below – it contains lots of information about whales. The second video contains whale songs (it last for one hour!)

Links:








Friday, 15 March 2019

11/03/19


Hello,

Apologies for the late posting.

This week we have been covering:

 

English
Grammar: subordinate clauses (because…)

Writing: Titanic Diaries

Vocabulary: date, record, swimming pool, library, character, cabin, shipyard, wreck, crew, iceberg, distress flare, funnel, propeller

What you can do to help: try playing the conjunction game in the link below, play a simple game of consequences (“I didn’t go to the party because…”)

 Links:


 

Maths

Capacity

Vocabulary: litres, more than, less than, equal to, liquid, container

What you can do to help: when shopping, find and discuss items that contain liquids measured in litres (bottles of juice etc), try playing the interactive game in the link below.



 
Topic

The Titanic (continued from last week)

Vocabulary: diagram, cabin, shipyard, wreck, crew, iceberg, distress flare, funnel, propeller

What you can do to help: have a look at the virtual tour in the link below. With this you can explore different areas of the ship and get a feel for what it looked like

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 7 March 2019

06/03/19


Hello,
This week we are covering:

English
Grammar: conditionals (If this…then this)
Writing: The Titanic (chronological reports)
Vocabulary: title, sub-heading, text box, picture box, caption, diagram, cabin, shipyard, wreck, crew, iceberg, distress flare, funnel, propeller
What you can do to help: try playing the conditionals match game (see link below) by reading the sentences starters and then matching them to the endings.


Maths
Weighing and recording
Vocabulary: more than, less than, equal to, grams, block graph
What you can do to help: count things and record in a block graph (see below) using one square to represent two objects, try cooking something that involves weighing ingredients in grams





Topic
The Titanic
Vocabulary: diagram, cabin, shipyard, wreck, crew, iceberg, distress flare, funnel, propeller
What you can do to help: have a look at the virtual tour in the link below. With this you can explore different areas of the ship and get a feel for what it looked like


Tuesday, 26 February 2019

25/02/19


Hello,
We are all looking forward to our visit to Poema del Mar and hope to have some interesting pictures to post on the blog next week.

This week we are covering:

English
Grammar: listing commas
Writing: sea transport (non-chronological reports)
Vocabulary: title, sub-heading, text box, picture box, caption, diagram
What you can do to help: make a list of relevant things (shopping list, animals spotted on a trip etc) and separate the items using commas, read information reports about subjects that interest you and note the features such as sub-headings, pictures and diagrams
(for more information about what a non-chronological report is, see the link below)



Maths
Comparing numbers
Comparing weight
Vocabulary: more than, less than, equal to, grams, block graph
What you can do to help: try cooking something that involves weighing ingredients, play games that involve score-keeping and use the < > symbols to identify which is the bigger number





Topic
Sea transport
Vocabulary: clipper ship, hull, mast, tea trade, wool trade, Cutty Sark, London
What you can do to help: visit the coast and photograph any boats or ships that you see, visit the website using the link below and find out some more information about the Cutty Sark





Tuesday, 19 February 2019

18/02/19


Hello,

I have been informed of the mistake in the past tense flashcards. It has now been corrected. Thanks.
This week we are covering:


English

Grammar: present and past tense
Writing: sea animal information texts (continued)
Vocabulary: verb, naughty verb (irregular), ‘ed’ rule, past, present, look – looked, run – run, sleep - slept
What you can do to help: print the attached flashcards image, stick the matching cards back-to-back and practise saying the corresponding verb for each one.





Maths
Using money
Vocabulary: pence, pounds, add, subtract, amount, total, value, coins
What you can do to help: make a moneybox and begin saving coins, carry out simple transactions using money (e.g. buying items that are priced at a rounded number such as 50c) and work out the change





Topic
Making a compass
Sea animal facts
Vocabulary: compass rose, magnetic, float, North/South Pole, shark, carnivore, predator, prey, mammal, fish, whale
What you can do to help: try making your own compass (see the link below for a simple tutorial) and use it to locate the four main compass points.




22/04/19