Remote Learning 4th-8th Janurary

 
If your child is working from home, we would like them to:
  • read with you every day
  • complete an English and a Maths task every day
  • complete at least one curriculum task each week
 
Please stick in any completed printed sheets into their Remote Learning Book. However, if your child is working on a page from a downloaded workbook and it isn't possible for it to be printed out, they can look at it on screen and write the work in their Remote Learning Book; just make a note of the activity title and question number. Please go through your child's learning with them and help them correct any mistakes they may have made. 
 
 
If you would like to discuss anything regarding remote learning, do please contact the school office: office@elystjohns.cambs.sch.uk
 
 
 
Maths
 
We would like the children to consolidate their addition and subtraction learning. Below are activities for the children to complete. There are some videos to help them recall the methods for adding and subtracting that we use in year 2.
 
 
The videos below go with the activity sheets underneath them.
 
 
 
 
Maths - an extra something to try!
 
Click here for some maths activities your child can do with just a pencil and paper.
 
In year 2, children are expected to know their 10, 2, 5 and 3 times tables. If you can, please help your child learn these tables until they can confidently answer and they are able to recite them forwards and backwards.
 
 
 
 
Reading
 
Please read with your child every day. 

  

Science 

We have been learning about habitats. This website has lots of clips to watch and interactive games to help you learn more about different types of habitats and the animals which live in them.

Can your child record 5 of the most interesting facts they have learned about from looking at this website? These can be recorded in their Remote Learning Book.

 

Geography

Can your child draw a map of their journey to school using symbols and a key?

 

 

PE

The year 2 children have been trying hard to improve their accuracy when rolling a ball. Can your child practise rolling a ball towards a target? Ways to make this more challenging could be moving the target further away or placing the target at the end of a narrow space.

 

 

 
 
Purple Mash
 
Your child has a login to this Purple Mash website. The login details can be found on the inside cover of their Remote Learning Book. 
 
We will set particular tasks on your child's account. Once they log in, they can click on the '2Dos' icon where they can work through the tasks that have been set by their teachers (see the image below). Many of these tasks will cover aspects of phonics, grammar and number facts; however, other curriculum areas may be covered too. The tasks that have been set should be completed throughout the week - they do not all need to be finished on the same day.
 
In addition to the tasks set by teachers, please feel free to explore all that Purple Mash has to offer with your child. 

Literacy

The task is to write a fact file! 

Please read the attached sheet which explains the task.

 
 
Year 1 & 2 Common Exception words
 
Common exception words are words that do not follow the common phonetic spelling rules. Many of these exception words are used frequently, but they can be difficult for the children to pick up. You can help your child learn the common exception words by trying the following:
 
Flashcards - a great and simple tool. All you need is paper, scissors and something to write with. You could use them as part of a game to help your child learn them.  
 
Mnemonics - e.g. a mnemonic for the word 'once' could be: only noises can echo.
 
Reading books - this will help children see common exception words in context. Make it fun by doing a word hunt - e.g. how many times can they spot the word 'there'?
 
Once your child has learnt to read the year 1 words, move on to the year 2 ones. Start by ensuring the children can read all the words, then move on to helping them learn to spell them accurately.
 
'Look, cover, write, check' is a useful way for the children to start learning spellings.
 
Try Little Birds or Spooky Spellings which are fun ways to learn the year 2 spellings.