Author Archives: Mrs L Gourley

Year 2 Home Learning – Friday 3rd July

Happy Friday Year 2,

That’s another week that seems to have flown by!

Today we will complete a comprehension task all about Roald Dahl. Remember Roald Dahl is very famous for writing some fantastic children’s books; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox and many many more.

ROALD DAHL READING   QUESTIONS   ANSWERS

I have also found a video with Quentin Blake, the illustrator to many of Roald Dahl’s books. In the video he teaches you how to draw Mr Willy Wonka. Give it a go …. I’ve tried too!

Also today or perhaps over the weekend I’d like you to complete some geogrpahy work. You’ll need to go for a little walk around your local area – make sure that an adult is with you.

When you are walking I’d like you to look for some features in your area; school, church, shop, bus stop, post box, petrol station, park etc. First I’d like you to keep a tally of how many of each feature you spot. Then I’d like you to draw a symbol to represent each feature which you will then put onto a map of your walk. Finally I’d like you to draw a block graph which shows how many of each feature you spotted.

Features of my local area

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs Gourley 🙂

Year 2 Home Learning – Thursday 2nd July

Good morning Year 2,

In English today we will write the end of your story. Remember to read my ending through first and then have a go at yours.

Lighthouse Story End

In maths we will continue to look at money and explore making different values. There are lots of ways to make different values using a variety of coins. I’d like you to explore today and find as many different ways as possible of making the values. However, you’re not allowed to just use 1p coins! Look at the video first.

Then you can choose to complete some of the activities or you may want to give them all a go!

WAYS TO MAKE 35p   WAYS TO MAKE 50p   WAYS TO MAKE 76p   WAYS TO MAKE £1.00

As an extra task today you can unscramble some more words …

Unscramble Words 5     Unscramble Words ANSWERS

Also you can have a go at drawing your own lighthouse.

Have a fantastic day!

Mrs Gourley 🙂

Year 2 Home Learning – Wednesday 1st July

Good morning Year 2!

Wow! It’s the 1st July already. This year is going SO fast. It only seems like a few days since you were all in school back in March.

Today in English we will continue with our story. We will write the middle part of our story. Read through your plan first before you read the middle part of my story and before you begin to write yours.

Lighthouse Story Middle

In maths we will continue to look at money. We will look at all the coins and think about different ways to make different values. There are lots of ways to make different values using a variety of coins. I’d like you to explore today and find as many different ways as possible of making the values. However, you’re not allowed to just use 1p coins! Look at the video first.

Then you can choose to complete some of the activities or you may want to give them all a go!

WAYS TO MAKE 7p   WAYS TO MAKE 10p   WAYS TO MAKE 15p   WAYS TO MAKE 20p

Tomorrow we’ll look at making some larger values.

As an extra task today I have included a ‘how many words’ challenge.

HOW MANY WORDS 9

Also you may want to have a go at some artwork. Today I have included a link to drawing a seagull, seeing as they are the stars of the story we’ve been reading for the past couple of weeks! Take your time and you’ll probably need to keep pausing the video throughout.

Have a great day!

Mrs Gourley 🙂

 

Year 2 Home Learning – Tuesday 30th June

Good morning Year 2,

This morning in English we will start to write our story. We will focus on the beginning part of our story. So I suggest before you begin your work today read the beginning part of your plan through very carefully. I have uploaded the beginning part of my story for you to look at also. Take your time and remember to check the list of things I’d like you to include. (This is on the end slide of the PowerPoint)

Lighthouse Story Beginning   story title

In maths today we will begin to look at money. I know that this is something we have only looked at briefly but I think you should manage the tasks that I have set. Today I have created a video to remind you of the different coins that we have and their value. It may be a good idea for you to have a collection of coins out for you to look at, if you have them. I have then modelled ways of calculating the total value of the coins in the purses. Watch the video very carefully before you begin your task.

 

MATHS 30.06   MATHS ANSWERS 30.06

We will also continue with some handwriting. Today we will look at the letter s. It’s a little trick so take your time and be sure to watch the video carefully.

Have a wonderful day! Work hard but have some fun too!

Mrs Gourley 🙂

Year 2 Home Learning – Monday 29th June

Good morning Year 2,

I hope that everyone has had a lovely weekend.

This week in English we will have a go at writing our own story based on ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’.

As always, before we begin to write a story we need to write a plan. So today you will be planning your own story with a beginning, a middle and an ending. Have a look through the PowerPoint where I have written the plan for ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’ and I have also written a plan for my story. Then you can think of some good ideas for your story before you begin your plan.

Story Plan   PLAN

In maths today you will complete an ‘ultimate times table challenge’ I’m hoping that after all your work over the past week you’ll be able to give this a go. I have also uploaded the video that reminds you how to work out a calculation using array patterns if you’re not feeling confident with your times tables.

MATHS 29.06   MATHS ANSWERS 29.06

 

Finally, because it is Monday, I have uploaded your next set of spellings.

SPELLINGS SET 9

Have a lovely day!

Mrs Gourley 🙂