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Friday 22nd May 2020
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Yes, if you have lost track of what day of the week it is, or how many weeks we haven't been able to come to school and see each other it has in fact been long enough to take us up to the May Half Term Holiday.  This means that I will not be setting any work for the next two weeks. Instead I have attached a list of suggested activities that you could do.  There are lots of other things too and the internet is a great place for inspiration.  If you would like to keep some form of routine the resources that I have put links to over the last few weeks are still available, and remember the useful website list that has been put together. Click here to be taken to the useful website page.  Don't forget to check out the video that has been created with pictures of all the activities that children of St Joseph's have been up to.  It can be seen here.
 You will need to scroll to the bottom of the page.  Please keep sending me pictures of what you are up to as I am loving seeing them.  The next work will be be set for the week commencing the 8th June.

Take care, I will continue to pray for you and your families at this time.

Miss Boyles

 
Friday 15th May
Hello,  as ever I hope you are keeping safe and well and you are in my thoughts and prayers.  This week I have received several emails with pictures of Year 2 and the work and activities they have been getting up to while the schools are closed.  It has been great to see what you have all been up to and I miss seeing you all on a regular basis.  Photos below show the work that Harshika, Andrezej, Hunter and Joseph have been up to- they are all really great.  
Below is work from the coming week.  Please note the importance of Thursday as the Feast of the Ascension.  I will not be setting work for the next two weeks- week commencing Monday 25th May or Monday 1st June as this is the May Half Term Holiday. However, there are lots of activities such as planting, baking, drawing, playing games etc. that you could do.  If you would like to do some work and keep a routine have a look at the resources on the useful websites page.

Take care.

Miss Boyles

Work for W/C 18th May 2020

English

  • Click HERE to be re-directed to the Hamilton Trust website which provides 5 lessons one for each day.

 

 

 

Spelling

tion- words

station            fiction

national               addition

subtraction       potion

Remember to try and write each word in a sentence as well as practising it.

 

 

Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/

Has a free online library of books similar to those that your child would be reading in school.  Choose an appropriate book and read it several times and complete the corresponding activities.

Maths

  • White Rose Maths Hub is no longer offering worksheets to accompany their video. The videos can still be watch but there will be no accompanying activities. Instead I recommend using one of the websites below depending on which works best with the technology that you have.
  •  
  • BBC Bitesize. Which uploads daily videos and maths activities which can be accessed by clicking here.

OR

  • The National Academy online website. Clcik here to be taken to the website. The activities here are online and interactive.

 

Remember TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS. Well done to

Ariel, Audrey, Andrzej, Sonia, Aaradhya, Gabriela, Khadijah, Patryk, Heaven, Senorina, Edward, Joseph, Rhyz, Evelyn who have been playing this week.  This is 2 more than last week.

 

A special well done to Audrey who has earnt the most coins, Andrzej who has reached the status of Breakthough Artist and Sonia who has reached the Status of Gigger.  Well done.

 

R.E.

This Thursday, 21st May is the Feast of the Ascension when Jesus ascended into Heaven.  This feast day is a Holy Day of Obligation and while churches are currently closed there are many ways to participate in The Mass online.  Below are some parishes who live stream Mass.  Please talk with your child about this feast day.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgkC1fH65Ydh5A6JWuDELnw

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeS5CB9-yYGPDTJEqxFlSuQ

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-xVdN6rMCG0sSgxk8Rulow

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8ruKlnR-riJorule-3tuhg

Please continue to select an appropriate Marian activity to celebrate the month of May. 

 

Activities

  • Say the Hail Mary each day
  • Complete a picture of Mary.  You can draw your own or use the one in the documents below.  Collect some flowers or make some flowers to decorate it and crown Mary.
  • Find out why Lourdes is a special place.  What happened there?  Write down 3 pieces of information.
  • Learn the words to the Hail Mary by heart.
  • Use the link below to create your own miraculous medal.  https://www.catholicicing.com/micaculous-medal-craft-for-catholic-kids/
  • Find out what they 7 sorrows of Mary are and write them down.  There is a craft activity on this website too. https://www.catholicicing.com/seven-sorrows-of-mary-printable-mobile-craft/
  • Make some biscuits or cakes and decorate them in blue icing in tribute to Mary.
  • As well as the Hail Mary there are other prayers dedicated to Mary.  Make and decorate your own prayer card with the words of either the Hail Holy Queen or the Regina Caeli prayer.
  • Write your own prayer to Mary.

 

 

Creative Curriculum

Over the last two weeks you have been looking at Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon.  This week I would like you to find out about a man called Tim Peake.

 

Watch the video https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zw44jxs/articles/z822hv4

to find out about him.

Now I would like you to imagine you were heading into space.  Use the rocket template below or draw your own and inside write

  • Three things you would take with you.
  • Three songs you would listen to.
  • Which 1 person would you invite to go with you.

 

 

Science

Last week you looked at the lifecycle of a butterfly.  This week I would like you to use your art skills and create your own butterfly.  Remember butterflies are symmetrical and so both sides will need to be the same.  Look at some of the examples.

         

 

Music and P.E.

There are lots of different resources to use that have been listed in previous weeks that you could use to continue supporting Music and P.E. while at home.

 

I received some excellent photos of Rhyz's V.E. party and preparations.
Those cakes looks very tasty.

     

              
         
Friday 8th May 2020
Hello,  I hope you are all well.  As we enter another week of lockdown please find below some work to support home learning.  Remember to send pictures of any work, I am really enjoying seeing what you are up to.  This week I have received some work from both Rhyz and Patryk.  Have a look at the pictures below to see what they have been up to.  Remember to send a picture of yourself to with some work or a poster to be included the school video.
My prayers and best wishes go out to you all.

Miss L Boyles

Work for W/C 11th May 2020

English

  • Click HERE to be re-directed to the Hamilton Trust website which provides 5 lessons one for each day.

 

 

 

Spelling

W- words

warm        worst

work    ward

worth     world

Remember to try and write each word in a sentence as well as practising it.

 

 

Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/

Has a free online library of books similar to those that your child would be reading in school.  Choose an appropriate book and read it several times and complete the corresponding activities.

Maths

  • White Rose Maths Hub is no longer offering worksheets to accompany their video. The videos can still be watch but there will be no accompanying activities. Instead I recommend using one of the websites below depending on which works best with the technology that you have.
  •  
  • BBC Bitesize. Which uploads daily videos and maths activities which can be accessed by clicking here.

OR

  • The National Academy online website. Clcik here to be taken to the website. The activities here are online and interactive.

 

Remember TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS. Well done to Audrey, Senorina, Aaradhya, Sonia, Heaven, Patryk, Makayla, Andrzej

Gabriela, Nathan, Immanuel, Khadijah who have been playing this week.

R.E.

Part of the Easter Season always incorporates May.  May is a month dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.  To remember and celebrate this over the next two weeks I would like you to complete at least 3 of the activities below in addition to saying the Hail Mary each day.

 

Activities

 

  • Complete a picture of Mary.  You can draw your own or use the one in the documents below.  Collect some flowers or make some flowers to decorate it and crown Mary.
  • Find out why Lourdes is a special place.  What happened there?  Write down 3 pieces of information.
  • Learn the words to the Hail Mary by heart.
  • Use the link below to create your own miraculous medal.  https://www.catholicicing.com/micaculous-medal-craft-for-catholic-kids/
  • Find out what they 7 sorrows of Mary are and write them down.  There is a craft activity on this website too. https://www.catholicicing.com/seven-sorrows-of-mary-printable-mobile-craft/
  • Make some biscuits or cakes and decorate them in blue icing in tribute to Mary.
  • As well as the Hail Mary there are other prayers dedicated to Mary.  Make and decorate your own prayer card with the words of either the Hail Holy Queen or the Regina Caeli prayer.
  • Write your own prayer to Mary.

 

 

Creative Curriculum

Previously you looked at Neil Armstrong and what he was famous for.  Here is Rhyz’s picture that she drew. 

Neil Armstrong was the first man to land on the moon.  Look at some pictures of the moon and think about how he might have felt?  What might it have been like?  Write a diary entry pretending that you are Neil Armstrong landing of the moon.

Science

Use the information worksheets below to find out about the lifecycle of a butterfly.  Write some sentences describing what happens using the following key words.

eggs                       leaf               caterpillar             butterfly            chrysalis

If you have access to a printer there is a cutting and sticking activity too.

Music and P.E.

There are lots of different resources to use that have been listed in previous weeks that you could use to continue supporting Music and P.E. while at home.

 

Friday 1st May
Hello, I hope you have had an enjoyable week.  The staff have been busy putting together a video message for you all and if you haven't seen it yet it is worth a watch  (who knew Mrs Williams was such as whizz with creating videos!).  Head back to the main Home Learning page or click here to see it.   We would like to create a similar video with images that the children have made.  They could design a poster saying what they have done or what they are enjoying.  examples such as "I have made a cake", "I have played cards" , "I have read The Smartest Giant in town".  Take a photo of them holiding it and then email it to Year2@stjosephscatholicprimary.org.  Please note that in sending images you agree to them being used in the public domain on the school website.

Below is work for the coming week.  Friday is a Bank Holiday and so there is no expectation of work to be completed on this day although there are a range of activities to choose from to celebrate V.E. day.  Below are some pictures of the word that Patryk has been doing at home. WELL DONE PATRYK.  I really like yor shield.  Remember if you would like to send any images of the work being done for me to see email it it Year2@stjosephscatholicprimary.org.
Have a good week, keep safe and well and remember you are all in my prayers.

 
Miss Boyles

Work for W/C 4th May 2020

English

  • Click HERE to be re-directed to the Hamilton Trust website which provides 5 lessons one for each day.

 

Spelling

-ch or -tch

 

Church                Watch

Peach                   kitchen

Teach                   scratch

Find out about what the word CHIVALROUS means. 
Try and write a sentences with it in.

Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/

Has a free online library of books similar to those that your child would be reading in school.  Choose an appropriate book and read it several times and complete the corresponding activities.

Maths

  • White Rose Maths Hub is no longer offering worksheets to accompany thier video. The videos can still be watch but there will be no accompanying activities.  Instead I recomment using one of the websites below depending on which works best with the technology that you have.
  •  
  •  BBC Bitesize.  Which uploads daily videos and maths activities which can be accessed by clicking here.
OR
  • The National Academy online website.  Clcik here to be taken to the website.  The activities here are online and interactive. 

 

Remember TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS. Well done to Edward, Audrey, Senorina, Sonia, Harshika, Daniele, Khadijah, Elsie, Aaradhya, Patryk, Heaven, and Andrzej

 who have been playing this week.

R.E.

 

Read John 10:1-10

 

In the Gospel today, Jesus compared Himself to a shepherd. He said that He was the gateway. He is the way to life, and anyone else that might try to stake such a claim is tricking us. We are like sheep, wandering around and needing looking after. We can trust in Jesus to provide for us and to protect us. He said that a good shepherd would even lay down his life for the sheep, and that’s exactly what Jesus did!

 

Activities

 

  • Create your own sheep picture.  You could stick some cotton wool on it to make it fluffy.  You could try to make a sheep sock puppet. 
  • As you do think about the protection that Jesus gives us.
  • Write a prayer thanking Jesus for the protection and care he gives us.

 

  • Continue to pray the Angelus each day. 

 

 

Creative Curriculum

This Friday 8th May is a very special day.  It marks V.E. day. This week instead of Science and the usual Creative Curriculum pick some of the activities below to find out more about V.E. day and celebrate it.

  • Find out what V.E. day stands for
  • Read the fact file about V.E. day below to find out more about it.
  • Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtzrA2VfV7E to find out how people celebrated V.E. day back in 1945
  • Imagine you are living in 1945 and have just heard the war is ended.  Write down how you might feel?
  • Pretend you are having your own V.E. party.  Design a party invitation to invite your friends to a V.E. day party.  Include some of the games you might play.  Remember there were no computers or televisions in 1945.
  • Look at the wartime recipes.  Can you make one of them to try?
  • Plan an indoor celebration picnic for 8th May.  Design a menu with the things you would like at your celebration picnic.
  • Make some Union Jack bunting to decorate your house in celebration.
  • Do some research and find out 5 interesting facts about World War 2.
  • Look at the medal images.  Design your own medal.  What would you give it for?  Bravery? Loyalty? Kindness? Chivarly?
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Friday 24th April 2020
Hello.  Well done for surviving another week with lockdown and social distancing.  As ever I hope you and your families are keeping well, and I hope that you have  managed to get outside and make the most of the nice weather.   Below is work for the coming week.  Please be aware that the BBC are releasing a series of videos to support home learning.  It is difficult to 'set work' based around these as they are not all out yet, however if you feel like a change might be good please feel free to substitute lessons I have set for Literacy and Maths this week with those from the BBC as they are an excellent resource.

I would love to see what you have been up to and post some pictures of the things you have been doing.  If you are able to please email any pictures of work or fun things you have been up to to Year2@stjosephscatholicprimary.org.

Keep safe.

Miss Boyles

Work for W/C 24th April 2020

English

  • Click HERE to be re-directed to the Hamilton Trust website which provides 5 lessons one for each day.

 

Spelling

Common exception words

Practice spelling, and writing theses common exception words.  Write them in your own sentences to make sure you know what they mean.

steak

improve

pretty

wild

sugar

Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/

Has a free online library of books similar to those that your child would be reading in school.  Choose an appropriate book and read it several times and complete the corresponding activities.

Maths

  • Click HERE to be re-directed to the White Rose Math’s Hub website which provides 5 lessons one for each day. There is a video which teaches the skill and then an activity for you to do.

Remember, it is good to repeat a lesson if you do not feel you fully understand the skill.

 

Remember TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS. Well done to Andrzej, Aaradhya, Khadijah,

Patryk, Senorina, Makayla, Joseph, Audrey, Immanuel who have been playing this week.

R.E.

 

We continue to think about the resurrection of Jesus.  Jesus appeared to the disciples after his resurrection. 

 

  • What questions would you ask Jesus if you saw him after the resurrection?
  • What would you say to him?

Read Luke 24:36-49

  • How did the disciples react when Jesus appeared to them?
  • What were the first words Jesus said to the disciples?
  • Design your own poster with the words ‘PEACE BE WITH YOU on.

 

Continue to pray the Angelus each day. 

 

 

P.E.

  • Keep remembering to do some exercise each day.  It doesn’t have to be much but it is important to keep moving.  There are lots of ideas in previous P.E. sections on this page.  If you are able to go for a walk outside use the ‘I spy on a walk’ bingo grid in the documents section.  How many can you find?

 

Science

Last week you looked at the lifecycle of a frog.  This week I would like you to find out about the habitat of a frog.  Where do they live in the UK.

 

Look at the two picture below.  One is a frog found in England the other is found in North America.

           
Common Garden Frog                                               Bullfrog
  I would like you to find out about the frogs and compare them using the sentences stems below.

 

A bullfrog eats_______________________but__________________.

A garden frog lives________________________however___________________.

A bullfrog__________________________because___________.

A garden frog________________________because____________.

A bullfrog _______________________and a garden frog_________.

 

Try to use each sentence stem twice.

 

 

Music

The Diocese Choral Singing Programme, which the children access further up the school, has put together some short Youtuve clips children could join in from home.

 

They are also now doing full singing sessions which teach and build on singing skills and are a fantastic opportunity to improve your singing under the guidance of some excellent professionals.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtNm5LriOA7nlXvnKuX_-PA/videos

Creative Curriculum

Part of our historical enquiry this half term is about learning about significant people.

Watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flPFlY8hECk

and answer the questions below.

  • What is the name of the of the person in the Video?
  • What is he remembered for?

Create an image similar to the one here and write down as many words around it as you can that you think describe the kind of person he must have been.

Have a go at drawing Neil Armstrong using the instructions below.

I spy on a walk
Draw Neil Armstrong
Friday 17th April 2020
I hope you all had a nice Easter and are staying safe and well.  As we enter into another week without being able to be in our normal school environment, know that I am thinking of you and your families, missing seeing the children each day and remembering you all in my daily prayers. 
Take care.

Miss Boyles
 

Work for W/C 20th April 2020

English

  • Click HERE to be re-directed to the Hamilton Trust website which provides 5 lessons one for each day.

 

Spelling

-less

How many words that use the suffix –less can you think of?

Here are 2 to get you started

Useless

Careless

How does the suffix change the word?

 

Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/

Has a free online library of books similar to those that your child would be reading in school.  Choose an appropriate book and read it several times and complete the corresponding activities.

Maths

  • Click HERE to be re-directed to the White Rose Math’s Hub website which provides 5 lessons one for each day. There is a video which teaches the skill and then an activity for you to do.

Remember, it is good to repeat a lesson if you do not feel you fully understand the skill.

 

Remember TIMES TABLE ROCKSTARS. Well done to Immanuel, Senorina, Patrick, Joseph, Aaradhya who have all played this week.

R.E.

This Sunday 19th April is celebrated as DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

 It recalls Christ’s Divine Mercy is the love that He has for mankind and that he showed on the cross despite our sins that separate us from Him.

Activities

  • Find out the name of the Saint who had the apparition of the Divine Mercy of Jesus
  • Draw or colour your own image of the Divine Mercy of Jesus.  A sheet can be found here https://www.catholicicing.com/divine-mercy-jesus-craft/  to colour
  • Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet-words and a video to help can be found HERE

 

 

Continue to pray the Angelus each day. 

 

 

P.E.

  • It is important to stay fit, healthy and active even if you are staying at home. Joe Wicks leads a P.E. lesson each morning at 9am on Youtube which is great otherwise create your own exercise routine or if you fancy a change Olympic Gymnast Max Whitlock is doing some online gymnastics sessions.

 

Science

SPAWN                 FROG                      TADPOLE             FROGLET

 

Draw images of each and create your own scientific diagram showing the lifecycle of a frog. You could use the document that is attached below to help you.

 

Music

The Diocese Choral Singing Programme, which the children access further up the school, has put together some short Youtuve clips children could join in from home.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtNm5LriOA7nlXvnKuX_-PA/videos

Creative Curriculum- British Heritage
Thursday 23rd April is St. George's Day .  Look throught the Powerpoint of "St. George and the Dragon" and "All About St. George".   Create a fact file with at least 5 facts you have learnt about St. George.  Use the shield template to design your own shield for St. George.  There is also a board game for you to play, and a wordsearch to complete.
All the documents and powerpoints are below.

This coming week is when we would have ordinarily been having the easter holidays so no formal work has been set.  Instead I have created and 'Activity Bingo Grid', and the link is below.  See how many you can complete in the week long holiday time.

Many Easter Blessings

Miss Boyles
Easter activities

Below are links to the Easter Bingo Grid and also the Mini-Vinnie Competition referred to on the bingo grid.

Friday 3rd Aprill 2020

I hope you and your families are still managing to  keeping safe and well.  Below is work for the following week.  Please also note that as per the text messages you were sent we now have a class email address which is year2@stjosephscatholicprimary.org. I will be checking the email regularly and will endeavour to reply to all emails within 24 hours, Monday to Friday. Please ensure that only parents use the email address and you do not allow your child to email me. Please feel free to email me if you have any difficulties or questions regarding the work I have set for home learning. 

We will be maintaining our planned Easter holiday: Friday 10th - Monday 20th April inclusive, so emails won’t be checked or replied to during this time. Home learning is set to cover the period up to Thursday 9th April and will be set again for Tuesday 21st April onwards. Thank you

 
Take care and God Bless

Miss Boyles

Guidance on how to participate in Holy Week celebrations from home from the Diocese of Leeds

Work for W/C 6th April

Although there are links and work for English and Maths this week the primary focus for this week should be the religious and spiritual teaching as we enter into the most significant time in the Catholic Church’s year.
A link to a document about how to celebrate and participate in Holy Week while churches are closed can be found above.

R.E

 

Palm Sunday (5th April) was the beginning of Holy Week, and the start of a week that focuses on, remembers and reflects upon the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus to obtain our freedom and salvation. Below are activities and suggestions as to how to promote the importance of this week and develop spiritually.  Some activities are planned for specific days so be sure to look at the days on which to complete them.  As we approach Easter Sunday continue to say the Angelus each day-the words can be seen in the post for last week’s work.

  • Over the weekend or at the start of the week make a cross from the palms of your hands and recall the story of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on a Donkey.  Can you think of another time a donkey was used to carry Jesus?

  • Stations of the Cross: The stations of the cross provide a way of remembering and reflecting upon the last moments of Jesus’ life.  Use the video link below to watch and reflect upon the stations. Begin with words of the short prayer.

We adore you O Christ and we praise you, because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world. 

  • After each station stop the video and talk about what this station shows and what it means.   Just do 2/3 stations each day.  Lots of people have created different images to show the Stations of the Cross and below are some examples.  After you have listened to the reflection create your own images for the stations you have looked at that day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqjGFyJ32GA
       

 

  • Thursday 9th April-Maudy Thursday-

DISCUSSION: Talk with your child about the last supper and read the passage from the bible that recounts this event. Luke 22:1-23  Talk about how Jesus also celebrated the last supper.  Can they think of anything that they hear in the reading that reminds them about what happens at Mass?  What things can they spot that are the same?

     ACTIVITY: Find out the names of the 12 disciples who shared the Last Supper with Jesus.  Can you learn them by heart?

 

  • Friday 10th April-Good Friday

DISCUSSION:  Recall the events of Good Friday.  If you have a crucifix at home ask your child to look at it as you read the bible passage.  If not, find an image online.  John 18:1-19:42. Talk with pupils about why today is the most important day in the Church’s Year.  It shows the great love God has for us and the ultimate sacrifice that was paid for us so that our sins can be forgiven and we can be free.  Set an alarm for 3pm and say the prayer below together.

Prayer at 3 o’clock on Good Friday

Jesus, you are my Lord and my God,
you endured such pain and suffering for me,
you died for love of me.
I kneel beneath your cross
and beg for mercy.
Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.
O blood and water flowing from your side,
sanctify and cleanse me.
Lord, I love you with all my heart
and place all my trust in you.

Amen

Diana Ng-Sutherland/CAFOD

 

ACTIVITY:  Today should be focused on prayer and reflection- however you could also make a 3D image of Calvary like the pictures below.

                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
  • SUNDAY 12th April- EASTER SUNDAy

DISCUSSION: Talk about what happened on this day.  Matthew 28:1-10.  How do you think the Marys felt on the way to the tomb?  What emotions might they have been feeling?  How do you think they felt when then saw the empty tomb?  What might they have said?  How do you think they felt when they saw Jesus? These answers can be verbal or could be written down.

As well as thinking about how people in the story might have felt, it is important to discuss the significance of the event of the resurrection itself.  The Risen Christ has conquered death and bought us eternal life. He revealed himself truly as the Son of God and bought our freedom.  The resurrected Christ is a symbol of hope for us.

ACTIVITY: Eat an easter egg in celebration for the new life and hope that the risen Jesus brings us.

HAVE A HAPPY AND HOLY EASTER

 

 

 

 

 

English

  • Click HERE to be re-directed to the Hamilton Trust website which provides 5 lessons, one for each day. This week focuses on some more traditional tales that we looked at before we broke up.

 

Revisit the spelling suffix –ful.

Remembering that when it is added to the end of a word there is only one ‘l’

 Give the words

helpful

careful

How many more –ful words can you think of.  Practise writing them in rainbow colours.

 

Maths

  • Click HERE to be re-directed to the White Rose Math’s Hub website which provides 5 lessons, one for each day. There is a video which teaches the skill and then an activity for you to do.

Remember, it is good to repeat a lesson if you do not feel you fully understand the skill.

 

P.E.

  • It is important to stay fit, healthy and active even if you are staying at home. Joe Wicks leads a P.E. lesson each morning at 9am on Youtube.
  • Create your own fitness challenge.  Each day ask someone to time you and record how many of each of the activities you can do in 1 minute. Create a table and record the results each day to see if you can beat your score from the previous day.
  • Star jumps
  • Squat jumps
  • Sit ups
  • Throwing a ball in the air and catching it.
  • If you have stairs how many times can you run up and down the stairs CAREFULLY
  • If you have a skipping rope how many skips can you do?
  • Toe touches
  • Lunges
  • Air punches

Science and Topic

No or topic work has been set this week as the focus should be on R.E.

 

 

Year 2 Home Learning Page

I hope you and your families are keeping safe and well at this challenging and uncertain time.
It is important that during the current school closure we help to assist you in continuing the education of your children. I will update this area of the website at the end of each week with new tasks and suggestions on how to continue the learning of your child.

To begin with a pack was sent home last week with a variety of activites, worksheets and suggestions.  Some new work will be uploaded on Friday 27th March.
Some may find some areas and tasks more challenging than others but as long as the child is trying their best there is no more to ask of them.  


If you need any help or have any questions at any time please email Year2@stjosephscatholicprimary.org and I will aim to try and respond within 24hours Monday-Friday.

Take care and God Bless

Miss Boyles

Friday 27th March 2020

English

  • Click HERE to be re-directed to the Hamilton Trust website which provides 5 lessons one for each day.

 

Find out the meaning of the word

VALIANT

 

Write your own definition of it and try to use it in a sentence.

 

Maths

  • Click HERE to be re-directed to the White Rose Math’s Hub website which provides 5 lessons one for each day. There is a video which teaches the skill and then an activity for you to do.

Remember, it is good to repeat a lesson if you do not feel you fully understand the skill.

R.E.

  • In preparation for Holy Week familiarise yourself with the story of Palm Sunday.  Find or draw some leaves on a piece of paper and draw Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a Donkey.

 

Continue with our Lenten promise to pray the Angelus each day.  The words are below.

 

You could copy them out and decorate them to create a prayer card for yourself.

.The Angel of the LORD declared unto Mary,
 . And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary…

.Behold the handmaid of the LORD.
. Be it done unto me according to thy word.

Hail Mary…

. And the Word was made flesh.
. And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary…

. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray,
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O L
ORD, Thy grace into our hearts; that, we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord.

. Amen.[19]

 

P.E.

  • It is important to stay fit, healthy and active even if you are staying at home. Joe Wicks leads a P.E. lesson each morning at 9am on Youtube which is great otherwise create your own exercise routine.

 Pick any six of these exercises. If you're not sure how to do one of these exercises just use youtube to show you.

  1. Do one exercise ten times (ten reps) then change exercise.
  2. Once you get to the end you should be pretty tired
  3. Take a minute to get some water then do it again
  4. Try do a full round of exercises five times.

 

1. Mountain Climbers - Get into a push-up position and then alternate bringing your knee to your elbow. The idea is to move fast and work up a sweat!

2. Bear Crawls - Palms and feet flat on the floor, arch your back so that you look like a mother bear. Try walk across the room and back.

3. Star Jumps - Stand tall and then explosively jump into the air, expanding your legs and your arms so that you look like a large “X” in the air.

4. Push Ups - Straightforward and to the point. Just be sure your hands are in line with your chest, your back is flat and your bum isn’t arced in the air.

5. Sit Ups - Feel free to tuck your toes under the sofa or coffee table if you need a bit of support, or, ask your parents to hold your feet and vice versa.

6. Burpees - Mr Wilson's favourite! Start with a jump up, then drop to a plank, add a push-up, and then jump back up. It should be one fluid motion and try to not pause between repetitions. Make it a bit easier by opting out of the push up if you need to.

7. Squats - To do this one, stand with your feet shoulder’s width apart, and do deep knee bends. Make sure keep your knees behind your toes and your arms out straight.

8. Leg Raises - Lay on your side or on your back and with lift your legs without bending at the knee. Try to hold at the top. This works your lower abdominals, but be careful to not let your lower back arch.

9. Lunges - Step forward and bend your front knee to a 90-degree angle. The goal is to have your back knee touch the ground without letting your front knee extend past your toes.

10. Planks - Elbows on the floor and balanced on your tiptoes, go eye-to-eye with your parents and see who can last the longest. 30 seconds is considered the gold standard.

11. Jumping Jacks - You all know how to do this!

12. Butterfly Kicks - Lay flat on your back, and extend your legs straight out. Imagine a swimmer, and begin to flutter kick your legs without bending at the knee. Start with your feet high off of the floor, as the move gets more difficult the closer the action is to the floor.

 

Science

  • This half term we were beginning to look at plants.
  • If you have any plants or flowers at home or are able to get hold of any, draw them and use the words below to label it.

 

ROOTS            PETAL                STEM

LEAF