Home Learning Projects – Summer
To view the home learning choice activities for the summer term, please click the link below.
Remember to send your home learning through the messages section on eSchools, or bring your learning in to school to share with your class on the stop-off dates, which are:
Grab your bucket and spade and let’s head to the coast! On the beach we will learn about the physical and human features that can be found and explore how life in a coastal town compares to life here in the Midlands. As an island we are surrounded by the sea so we will take a closer look at which seas specifically surround the United Kingdom and the wildlife that inhabits them. We will also explore how to stay safe when we are near water.
Summer 1 Remote Home Learning – Year 2
English and Maths
-If you are absent from school, please follow the link below to complete your daily lessons.
-Always begin the daily lessons from ‘Monday’, no matter which day your first day of absence falls on. This will ensure the lessons are taught in sequence and you understand what is being taught.
Additional Lessons to Support Year 2 Learning:
- Practise your Phonics on https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/5
Our school login details are:
- What is a material? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-a-material-74u30t
- What are objects made from? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-objects-made-from-61gp8d
- How can I describe an object? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-can-i-describe-an-object-c9h38c
- Which materials float and sink? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/which-materials-float-and-sink-cdj66c
- Which materials are absorbent? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/which-materials-are-absorbent-6tk3er
- Which material is best for different objects? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/which-material-is-best-for-different-objects-60vkar
- What is an ocean? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-an-ocean-crrp6e
- Where are the world’s oceans? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/where-are-the-worlds-oceans-chk3jc
- What are maps? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqj3n9q/articles/zjd66v4
- Who was Christopher Columbus? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhpchbk/articles/znchkmn
- To explore a range of sliders and levers. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-a-range-of-sliders-and-levers-69jkgc
- To explore and evaluate products with moving parts. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-and-evaluate-products-with-moving-parts-70tkjc
- To investigate properties of everyday materials. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-the-properties-of-everyday-materials-74wpct
- To explore a range of materials to help make design decisions. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-a-range-of-materials-to-help-make-design-decisions-64v30d
- To explore a range of users and purposes. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-a-range-of-users-and-purposes-cgu3gr
- To investigate and evaluate cards that include a variety of mechanisms and moving parts. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-and-evaluate-cards-that-include-a-variety-of-mechanisms-and-moving-parts-c9hk2d
- To generate design ideas of congratulations card. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-generate-design-ideas-for-a-congratulations-card-crvker
- To use skills from art and design to decorate your congratulations card. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-skills-from-art-and-design-to-decorate-your-congratulations-card-65k38c
- Apply a choose mechanism to your celebration card. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-apply-a-chosen-mechanism-to-a-celebration-card-65jkjt
- To evaluate your congratulations card. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-evaluate-your-congratulations-card-cctkad
- An introduction to drawing. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/an-introduction-to-drawing-6nk64c
- Why is colour important in art? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/why-is-colour-important-in-art-c9j66c
- Exploring shadows and tone. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-shadows-and-tone-6hjk0t
- How can we bring our drawings to life? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-can-we-bring-our-drawings-to-life-64vkee
- Observational drawing. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/observational-drawing-6th3ac
- What is an algorithm? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3tbwmn/articles/z3whpv4
- What is a code? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3tbwmn/articles/zykx6sg
- What are computer bugs? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3tbwmn/articles/ztgjq6f
- How do you program a robot? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3tbwmn/articles/zqnc4wx
- How do computer games work? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3tbwmn/articles/zchc4wx
Silly old Paddington Bear…he packed his bags for his tea party invitation and spilt marmalade all over his invite…we had to help him using our inference skills by working out where he was going and who he was visiting.
Winter Wish Lists - Reading for Pleasure
At Birchwood, we have been working extremely hard to promote the power and enjoyment of reading for our children, as we know that being a successful reader is one of the key indicators to future success in life.
We pride ourselves on nurturing skilful and enthusiastic readers within school, providing children with memorable experiences such as exciting activities. Although we work diligently to promote reading within school, we value your support greatly in creating a positive reading culture at home; it is vital that children are encouraged to read high quality texts.
At the moment, we know that many of us are spending more time indoors than we normally would, providing our children with even more opportunities to read for pleasure in the comfort of their own home. For this reason, we have compiled a list of inspiring, excellent books for both you and your child to enjoy – both independently and as a shared reading book. On this list you will find some children’s classics, as well as some new bestselling books, and some award winning texts which have been celebrated widely within the reading community. We have selected these books to cater for a variety of reading tastes, and we have included books ranging from wild adventure stories, spooky ghost tales, books which celebrate diversity and difference, and those which promote kindness and emotional wellbeing.
Please click below to view your child's Winter Wish List.
Movers and Shakers
'Rosa Parks was so brave! She is amazing!' Jensen.
'Votes for Women! Women should be treated equally!' Karinna.
'I have been to Robert Peel Hospital. Now I know it is named after the man who invented the police,' Rosie.
'I can’t believe women weren’t allowed in the police!' Ava.
'I have loved using the Ipads to do our work on Emmeline Pankhurs,' Jacob.
Alfie: I felt sad when I heard that people are destroying the rainforest.
Rosie: I want to help Paddington save the orangu-tans home.
Karinna: I want to change what is happening and help spread the orangu-tan’s story far and wide.
Jessie: I was so surprised when we found the letter from Paddington Bear.
Theo: I want to help Paddington save his home in the rainforest because I feel sorry for him and all the other animals that live there.
Ella: I loved doing the rainforest dance with Mrs Bright.
Taylor: My favourite part of learning about the rainforest so far is the parrots were have drawn in Art.
Georgia: I love learning about the rainforest.
Remember to keep sending photographs of you completing your tasks to firstname.lastname@example.org which may then go on the 'Staying Connected' page on the website.
Below are some web site links to help you stay active...
In lieu of any opportunities for competition, or skill development, School Games have teamed up with Topya! to provide a platform for schools parents and teachers to recommend and even track activity levels.
Children practise the challenges, then submit their best video using a mobile device to receive personal coaching feedback from the TopYa! team of experienced virtual coaches. Points are earned for each video submitted, leading to climbing leaderboards and winning prizes!
To access the app follow the following instructions.
- Download the TopYa! Active app from the App Store or Google Play
- Create your Parent account
- When prompted to enter an Invite Code enter 23880 and then choose Primary or Secondary School League based on which type of school your child attends
- Then create your kid(s) account(s)
- Let them work on the activities on their own device or film and upload videos from your device on their behalf!
- Local area page: https://www.yourschoolgames.com/sgo/queen-elizabeth/ Twitter @schoolgames_nw
PE with Joe every morning at 9am
Remember to STAY SAFE online too. Visit https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
With now>press>play At Home, your children can access 21 Audio Adventures, complete with follow on resources. Whether it’s the Arctic, Ancient Egypt or a Mission to Mars, our Audio Adventures will transport your children to another world.
www.nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/ Password: nowpressplay
The DfE have set up a YouTube channel to provide daily Letters and Sounds lessons for children to continue to practise their phonics knowledge.(Year 1 lessons are at 10.30)