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
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.
We hope that you have had a good week and enjoyed taking part in some more of your home learning activities.
It has been lovely to see you all continue to take part in the activities we have been setting you.
Underneath this post you should see a new set of activities for the week beginning Monday 13th July. We hope you enjoy completing these and we look forward to seeing some more of your amazing work. Keep it up Hazel 1. We are very proud of you all.
Remember to keep sending photographs of you completing your tasks to email@example.com which may then go on the 'Staying Connected' page on the website.
Below are some web site links to help you stay active...
Join Emma and James from Embody every morning with 'Wake Up and Dance' Classes from 9:00 - 9:10am.
Helping to keep everyone happy, active and energised!
PE with Joe every morning at 9am
Remember to STAY SAFE online too. Visit https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Have fun joining in with some of the Now Press Play adventures by visiting http://www.nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/
We will see you all soon.
From Miss Purdy, Mrs Tucker (and Patrick the Panda)
After reading ‘The Princess and the Pea, we decided to use the leftover peas and cook pea and mint soup.
‘I love cooking! I will try and make this for my grown ups when I get home,’ Thomas.
‘It was delicious!’ Isaac.
Exploring tints and tones of colour to recreate a fire or ice version of Paul Klee’s ‘Castle and Sun’ painting.
‘I feel like a real artist,’ Thea.
As part of our ‘Democracy Day’ we first reminded ourselves about British values and our rights and responsibilities.
We then learned about what happens inside the Houses of Parliament and the roles that different members have.
To reflect on what we had learned about democracy and fairness, we decided to hold a vote by secret ballot on which story to have read to us.