Remote Learning 22nd-26th February


A warm welcome back to our year 2 children, parents, carers and support bubble members to the first week of this half term's remote learning.
 
Thank you for all of the remote learning books that were returned before half-term. 
We will be looking through these over the next few weeks.
 
 
 
Week beginning 22nd February
 

Whilst your child is working from home, we hope they are able to do the following things:

  • read with you every day
  • practise their handwriting every day
  • learn their spellings every day
  • complete the daily English and a Maths task
  • complete the weekly Science task
  • complete the weekly Curriculum task 
 

This week, we would like to see the children's writing from Literacy Activity 3. Please email in photos of this to y2@elystjohns.cambs.sch.uk 
Please use this email to get in touch with the year 2 team for any help, support or guidance with any of the remote learning offer.
 
Here is a suggested timetable:
 


Literacy:
We are starting a new literacy topic about plastics and the environment. We will be looking at a new book called 'One Plastic Bag'. 
  
A Sentence a Day: Use this writing starter to keep your child writing at least one sentence per day, ensuring they use a capital letter to start and punctuation to end.
 
Spellings: See the attached document for this week's spellings for your child to learn. Little BirdsSpooky Spellings and Karate Cats are fun ways to learn and rehearse spelling, punctuation and grammar.
 
Handwriting: Start this week by checking your child can write the letters y, p, g, j and q on the line correctly and practise these if necessary. Then your child should practise at least one join a day from the handwriting resource (e.g. this week could be ed, ec, eg, ei, em). 
 
Class story: *NEW* The Queen's Nose by Dick King Smith is our next class story. Here are the parts read so far: Part 1Part 2 and Part 3.
 
Reading: We hope you've been able to have a look at the free e-books on Oxford Reading Tree. Once you've created a free account, your child will be able to read the books for their book band level. Ely Library are offering a click-and-collect service that many parents have found useful.
 
Reading Comprehension Task: Please see the task below. 
 
Maths: This week's maths is continuing to explore early division through grouping. Please refer to the plan for activities, guidance and learning videos.
 
CLIC: This is the final week of the current three-week plan. At the end of the week, please ask your child to complete a CLIC test and Learn It test (read the attached 'CLIC explained' help sheet for more information).
 
CLIC extra: This link takes you to the many jingles and songs to help your child learn their Learn Its. Hit the Button could also be used for recalling number facts. We have also uploaded calculation challenges to your child's Purple Mash account.
 
Science: Attached is a plan, PowerPoint and resources for the first session in our new topic: plants. 
 
Purple Mash: Click on the '2Dos' icon where your child can work through the tasks that have been set for them which cover aspects of phonics, grammar and number facts. We are responding to all the work handed in so far and comments left for us - thank you everyone!
 
Curriculum: Attached is the Curriculum Menu with seven activities to choose from. These can be done in any order. Please do send us in photos of your child's learning - we'd love to see photos of completed tasks!
 
Fun exercises: Here are some Just Dance videos to try for exercise breaks: HappyBest Song EverWaka WakaDynamite and That Power. The children just choose their player and they copy the moves. See also the Daily Walk Activities. 
 
 
  
Resources: