Year 2 Homework

11 December 2020

Posted on Friday 11 December 2020 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework, which should be returned by Thursday 17 December.

The children are invited to respond to something from either a cultural or a spiritual perspective.

I can present a review of a book / TV show / film or something else cultural.

We’d like children to present their responses about a recent book they’ve read, film they’ve watched, piece of art they’ve looked at, piece of music they’ve listened to – anything cultural in fact.

We’re interested to read some sort of description (a summary, for example) and then your child’s opinions. This review might include pictures, an interview (your child could write a fictional script between himself/herself and the artist, for example), a letter (eg to or from a character, or perhaps even the author) – anything which might include your child’s responses!

However, your child might prefer to do the following:

I know what a faith celebration means to me.

Over the course of this term, some children in school may have celebrated a religious festival of some sort.  This might have been

  • the Muslim festival of Eid ul Adha
  • the Sikh and Hindu festival Diwali
  • the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, coming up in December
  • the Christian festival (of course, celebrated by many non-Christians) of Christmas
  • and the Chinese New Year festival, coming up

There are lots of other festivals and celebrations, which you and your child together might want to reflect on.

We invite children to respond to the sentence above – they might include a recount (like a diary entry), pictures, an interview (perhaps in a script).  Your child might also choose to research a completely unknown festival, or they might even think about creating a brand new festival, one that everyone will celebrate.

Of course, there are many other ways in which children could respond. Children should be ready to celebrate their learning as part of their homework review by Thursday 18 December 2020. 

03 December 2020

Posted on Friday 04 December 2020 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework: I can illustrate different emotions.

This homework, which links to our living and learning statement, is an opportunity for children to show that they can recognise, and show, different emotions. As humans, we display a huge-range of emotions. Sometimes, it’s obvious how we’re feeling. Sometimes, it’s trickier for us to show, or recognise, an emotion. This statement allows us to spend time thinking about the different emotions we experience and how we can recognise these accurately in ourselves and others.

Children could respond creatively to this in a range of ways:

  • create a piece of art that shows a range of emotions
  • take pictures of themselves (or others) displaying different emotions
  • write a short-story in which a character shows lots of emotions
  • devise a poem, song or rap about emotions
  • create a comic strip to illustrate different emotions

Of course, there are many other ways in which children could respond. Children should be ready to celebrate their learning as part of their homework review by Thursday 10th December 2020. 

27 November 2020

Posted on Friday 27 November 2020 by Mr Parker

This week, the whole school has the same Practice Makes Perfect homework which children should be ready to discuss as part of our homework review on Thursday 03 December. It is all about our history topic. The vocabulary is linked to the Great Fire of London. Find the words in the wordsearch. Challenge : write each word in a sentence.

  • old 
  • modern   
  • artefact         
  •  firebreak
  • diary
  • rebuild    

20 November 2020

Posted on Friday 20 November 2020 by Mr Catherall

This week, the whole school has the same Creative homework which children should be ready to discuss as part of our homework review on Thursday 26 November.

I know how to STOP bullying.

This homework is a response to our learning this week during anti-bullying week. Throughout the week, each class has had the chance to talk about what bullying is, what the different types of bullying are and how can we STOP it:

  • Start
  • Telling
  • Other
  • People

As part of your discussion you may find our school definition of bullying useful, as agreed by our School Councillors:

Bullying is when you hurt someone, physically or emotionally (including online), several times opurpose.

As the homework is creative, you can do anything you want to respond to the statement. Here are a few ideas to help you:

  • Create a cartoon strip of a bullying scenario and how it is solved.
  • Create an acrostic poem using the word bullying.
  • Write your own ‘kindness statements’ for your class.
  • Create a scenarios quiz for your class to decide what they would do.

13 November 2020

Posted on Saturday 14 November 2020 by Mr Parker

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in on Thursday 20 November.

LO: number bonds to 10, 20 and 100.

We’ve been learning about bonds to 100 in class and I’d now like children to practise what they’ve learnt. I’ve given them sheet with lots of different bonds as it’s important that the children are confident with bonds to 10, 20 and 100.

06 November 2021

Posted on Friday 06 November 2020 by Mr Parker

This week’s homework is Practice Makes Perfect and is due in on Thursday 12 November.

I can identify nouns.

We’ve been learning about nouns in class and I’d now like children to practise what they’ve learnt. I’ve given them sheet with sentences on and their job is to identify the common and proper nouns.

If you’ve lost the sheet, here is a copy. 

 

16 October 2020

Posted on Friday 16 October 2020 by Mr Parker

This week’s home is Practice Makes Perfect.

I can use commas in sentences.

Write out the sentences below using commas in the correct places.

On Sunday I had a busy day.

First I went to the shops.

I bought fish fingers chips and tomato sauce.

After that I watched television.

Then I drew a picture read a story and did my homework.

Finally I had my tea and went to bed.

If you need any help, feel free to email me before the homework is due.

09 October 2020

Posted on Friday 09 October 2020 by Mr Catherall

I can share my views about health

Each year, we ask you to complete a short health questionnaire.
Your views can help us to become happier and healthier.
Parents/carers: please complete the online survey with your child and comment at the end. Please submit before Thursday 15 October.
Moortown : https://forms.gle/D6uQNxrRYbnyVMDe8
If you need a paper copy, please request one from your child’s class teacher. The link will be on your child’s Homework page.

02 October 2020

Posted on Friday 02 October 2020 by Mr Parker

This week, the homework is Talk Time and should be completed by Thursday 08 October.

Are animals happy in zoos?

This is a moral question, based around our science learning about living things. which we’d like you to discuss at home with your child. During the discussion with your child, it’s important to appreciate that there may be two opposing views and that although it’s okay to disagree we should respect the opposing view.

Top Tips:

  • Turn the telly off!
  • Sit around the dining table!
  • Have a chat and share opinions and ideas!
  • Children should talk with family, friends and each other –maybe even using FaceTime or Skype.

There is no need to record anything in your child’s homework book from your discussions at home. The children will be able to share their views when we review the homework at the end of the week.

25 September 2020

Posted on Friday 25 September 2020 by Mr Parker

The homework this week is Talk Time.

‘I can talk about my favourite book.’

For this homework, I’d like you and your child to talk about their favourite book. I’d love to know what their favourite book is and what they like most about it.

Please email me a photo of your child holding their book to [email protected] before Thursday 01 October. The children can talk about it during our homework review session