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Hello to our lovely Year 2s and their amazing families!
For many of you school is now closed and you will be working from home so make sure that while you’re away you spend some time doing the activities from your packs or on the dojo board. You could also read some books, write some stories, practise spelling your tricky words or draw some pictures but most of all make sure you’re staying safe and having fun!

We are so incredibly proud of you for everything you do but especially for being little warriors and helping us all out by making sure you wash your hands and stay at home when you can!

Look after yourselves and we will see you soon!

- Miss Little and Miss Walters.
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 Keep checking this page regularly as well as the Dojo app for different activities.
If you complete any of the activities uploaded to this homework page or any books or sheets you have at home, please send me a picture or screenshot via the Dojo app, if possible, for me to review and comment on it!
It is important that whilst we are not in school, we keep our mind, body and souls active and happy, so I will be uploading different activities at the bottom of this homework page regularly, as well as different tasks on the Dojo app, so keep coming back when you can!
I am so impressed with your continued hard work!
Please stay in touch.
- Miss Little.
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Please find below a suggested timetable that offers different activities for you to complete whilst at home. This timetable is just there as guidance should you require it, so please do not feel that you need to stick to it.
I will continue to add further resources, links and activities on this homework hub page as well as on the Dojo app. Please continue to use these links and activities as and when needed.
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At the end of this week we will be finishing for the Easter holidays! 
You have been working so hard so next week I will not be uploading any work on the website so you and your families can have a well deserved rest. Instead, I have uploaded some activity booklets below for you to work through and enjoy. They include lots of different arts and crafts activities as well as some maths and literacy tasks - feel free to pick and choose which you would like to do! I will upload a few different tasks on the Dojo app over the week and you are still welcome to upload and share your work on there, but I will not be sharing work on the website until 20.4.20.
Please do not feel obliged to do these booklets or any work on the Dojo apps during the Easter break but please do send pictures of anything you do make or complete.
Easter may feel a little different this year but please take some time to have fun and be together as a family.
I hope class 2L and their families have a lovely Easter.
Stay safe!
- Miss Little
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2L! You have been working so hard on all the different activities I have been setting you! I am super proud of all of you for doing the different tasks and sending me lots of work. 
Have a look below at some of the different work we have completed recently, including science, history, maths, literacy , RE and art. 
You are impressing me each day and I will continue to upload examples of your outstanding work!
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Parents/carers, your child should have a QR code to log into the Class Dojo website/app. There will be regular tasks set for your child to complete! I can view their responses and leave a comment.
Thank you for your continued support! 
- Miss Little
Coronavirus - A Book for Children
It is a very confusing and worrying time for us all right now because of this pandemic and all the restrictions that come with it.  This situation can be especially difficult to explain so the illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler, has released a free digital book that explains the coronavirus to children and helps answer lots of difficult questions about what is happening right now.
For more information and to access this free, useful resource, click the link below:
KS2 - BBC Bitesize
From April 20th BBC Bitesize are doing daily lessons in all subject areas in all year groups.
Click on the link below for great resources and videos!

Keep active!

 It is super important to stay active during this time! Here are some resources to keep your children active.

  Click these links:

Freeze dance 

Cosmic Kids


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Joe Wicks has announced he will start online PE lessons to help keep children fit and healthy during the school shutdown. The UK-based fitness influencer, who is known as The Body Coach, will be holding free 30-minute classes every weekday to help children keep active during a live workout called 'PE with Joe'.

Follow the link below to his Youtube channel to join in with his fun exercise routines every day in order to stay fit and healthy!  


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Super Movers is a great educational resource that provides fun, interactive videos for different topics and subjects (including English and Maths). The videos explain different vocabulary and concepts in a fun way that allows children to sing and dance along! Check it out below!
Below are useful learning links for each topic we are learning about this half-term, should you wish to support your child further at home, whilst school is closed.
Click on the links to access different resources, activities and more information.

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Phonics Play: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm
If you click on Phase 3, 4 and 5 there are appropriate games to support your child with continuing to learn Phonics at home.
Oxford Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
If your child does not already have a login, you can join for free as a parent.  This will give you access to phonics worksheets, games, spelling rule videos and further activities.
Spelling shed: https://www.spellingshed.com/ (children have individual login)
The children can also practise reading and spelling Year 1 and 2 common exception words.

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In English this half term we are focusing on a book called Grandpa’s Island by Benji Davis (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9_KC3s3lRw – read along video with the author). 
The skills we are focussing on in writing are:-
-          Using expanded noun phrases – For example: ‘big, beautiful island' – an adjective goes before the noun to describe it (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z3nfw6f )
-          Use present and past tenses correctly and consistently
-          Use conjunctions (and, because, when, that, so, but, if)
-          Use punctuation correctly (full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks)
-          Use inverted commas (speech marks)
If you wish to practice writing at home with your child during this time, it will be useful for you to focus on some of the above skills.
Further support in English:-
Topmarks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds (punctuation, spelling, reading activities)
Oxford Owl: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/  (a range of online books you can read with your child at home)
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv (phonics, grammar, punctuation, spelling, writing)
Teaching Ideas: https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/writing-fiction/creative-writing-ideas (creative writing)
SATs: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-tests-2019-english-reading-test-materials (practice SATs papers)

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In Maths, we are always recapping on our number and place value skills to 100.  We also continually focus on 2, 5 and 10 timetables (useful games and links to support this are below).
This half-term our focus is on fractions (halves, quarters, thirds of shapes and amounts), shape (2D and 3D shapes, lines of symmetry) and time (telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes).
Fractions: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3rbg82
Fractions games: http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/ngfl/ngfl-flash/fractions/fractions.html
Timestables games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables
SATs: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-tests-2019-mathematics-test-materials  (practice SATs papers)
TT rockstars: (children have individual logins) https://ttrockstars.com/
White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/schemes-of-learning/primary-sols/ (maths activities across all topics)
Topmarks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting (a range of maths games)
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8  
100 square splat: https://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html (useful for counting and timetables support)

Carol Vorderman has a Maths School website called themathsfactor.com. It is usually around £2 a week. Whilst the children are off school it is FREE! Please take advantage of this fantastic offer! Link below! 


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In Science this half term we are looking at living things and their habitats.  With a focus on living things living in habitats to which they are suited and describing how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants and how they depend on each other.
Information: https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-a-habitat
STEM: https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/community/resource/5629/animal-habitats-ks1
Hamilton Trust: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/science/year-2-science/living-things-and-their-habitats-habitats/

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In RE we are starting our topic of Lent; looking at opportunities and listening to the different parts of the Easter story. 
CAFOD: https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-teaching-resources/Lent (a range of resources focussed on Lent)
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztkxpv4/articles/z77jf4j
CAFOD Kidzone: https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Kidz-Zone

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We are currently learning about some influential nurses who had a positive impact on the conditions in hospitals.  We are focussing on the lives of:-
Florence Nightingale
Edith Cavell
Edith Cavell: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqhyb9q/articles/z92m2nb
Florence Nightingale: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zns9nrd/articles/znsct39
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Anchor Education is a great resource to help children understand spelling, punctuation and grammar rules and terminology. They have lots of great videos to help children understand different aspects of SPAG such as nouns, adjectives, verbs etc. Use this great Youtube channel to dance and sing and importantly learn!
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For those of you who love writing stories or want to challenge yourself to write more, use this great website and its resources to get inspiration: 
Authorfy is posting 10 minute creative writing challenges every day for the next few months! A different author will host the challenge each day. Use this great resource to inspire your story writing.
 Literacy Shed has lots of creative clips and animations for writing inspiration and enjoyment! 



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In addition to the books you may have at home, you could also find ebooks on line to read or audiobooks to listen too!
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Oxford Owl have lots of advice and activities to help you continue building the skills and knowledge you need whilst schools are closed. They will be making more resources available over the coming weeks, so keep checking back. See the link below. You can register on their website for access to lots of FREE ebooks! 
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The World of David Walliams is also releasing an audio story from 'The World's Worst Children' every day for the next 30 days! 
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Watch animated films based on Julia Donaldson's books and answer some comprehension questions! 
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Audible is offering free access to children's books during this time. Click the link below to browse the different stories they have on offer. This is a great way to engage children with stories and help them understand how stories are read with expression. The children can listen with familiy or alone and complete comprehension questions.
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Please practise reading and spelling the words below with your child as much as possible.


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You could also follow the link below for more activities to practise spelling rules and patterns:


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In Maths we have been learning about fractions (a part of a whole).
Can you complete this worksheet to name and compare different fractions? 
The numerator (top number) shows how many is eaten, taken or coloured in.
The denominator (bottom number) shows how many pieces or parts there are altogether or how many pieces or parts the whole is cut into.
The bigger the denominator, the smaller the fraction!
The smaller the denominator, the bigger the fraction!
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Complete the different fractions lesson based on the timetable from week 3!
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In Literacy we have been working hard to include a variety of conjunctions in our work to extend our sentences and add more detail.
Conjunctions are words that are used to connect clauses or sentences or to coordinate words in the same clause. Examples are: and, because, that, if, so, but, when, or.

 Can you write sentences using conjunctions to describe a scene from Benji Davis’ ‘The Storm Whale’?

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Complete the different literacy tasks below including comprehension, glossary of words and character and setting descriptions.
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 Edinburgh Zoo have set up lots of live cameras around their zoo! You can visit their website to see the animals in their enclosures. Follow the link below: 
You can also check out their Youtube channel to see different videos of their animals. You can visit the Koala Bears, Pandas, Tigers and Rock Hopper Penguins! 
Or... you can visit San Diego Zoo in California, USA to see their live Zoo Cams! 
Chester Zoo also has over 50 amazing activities on all things animal, Science and conservation! Take a look below! There are some brilliant ideas! Chester Zoo Play is full of games too! The link is below! 
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In Art we have been learning about sculptures. Look through this powerpoint of examples of Michelle Reader's sculptures. Pick your favourite examples and draw them carefully - make sure you think about the shape, size and colours. As a challenge write a few sentences to describe the sculptures including what you like and dislike about them.
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Below are a variety of short comprehensions for the children to complete. 
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April 5th is Palm Sunday. Use the resources below to research and explain what Palm Sunday is and how and why we celebrate it. 
For extra fun create your own palm leaves with paper following the instructions below!
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It is Maundy Thursday when we remember when Jesus washed his disciples feet and had his last supper. Read the story of The Last Supper in the powerpoint below and roleplay it using bread and juice.
Can you repeat the words Jesus said?