# Farsley Farfield Year 2

### Wednesday 6th January and Thursday 7th January

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This blog details home learning activities for Wednesday and Thursday. This will explain which work should be covered and which resources you will need from your pack.

## Maths

We are a few lessons into the white rose maths Multiplication unit. In school we have already covered recognise equal groups, make equal groups, add equal groups, multiplication sentences and arrays. This week, we would like children to complete the activities in the booklets up to p22 as revision. You can find the accompanying videos for each lesson here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/week-1-number-multiplication-and-division/

We will start our home learning from the doubling lesson next week.

## English

For the next two weeks, we are focussing all our English activities around the story, The Tiger who came to Tea.

Please listen to the story here:

You could also watch the Channel 4 animation on catch up or online if you register to All 4: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-tiger-who-came-to-tea

Lesson 1:

Book Review

After listening to the story please complete the book review activity in your yellow books.

The children are very familiar with how we write a book review. They should stick in the header in their book and use the sentence starters to complete their review.

You can read online reviews to help children with their ideas:

https://toppsta.com/books/details/45394/the-tiger-who-came-to-tea

Lesson 2:

Retell

Some of the children have already done a simple sequencing and retell at school based on the story mountain diagram. See below.

Please can children complete the retell activity in their packs. There are sentence starters and word mats to support them when constructing their sentences. Some children may wish to develop this further and retell the story in their own words adding extra detail.

## Spelling

This week we are learning to spell words ending in the letter y (pronounced igh)

e.g. fly, try, reply, why, cry, sky, July.

For more examples and activities, visit: https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list-234.htm

we are also learning the common exception words:

pretty, beautiful, people, colour

As always when learning spellings, you can try the following strategies:

• Write the words in different coloured pens (rainbow spellings).
• Get your child to close their eyes whilst writing the word (this helps them visualise the word).
• How many times can your child write a word in 30 seconds?
• Play hangman.
• Rearrange the letters of the word.  Your child has to unscramble the word.
• Get your child to put the words into proper sentences.
• Make up silly rhymes for each letter of the word (e.g. people = people eat omelettes people like eggs!)
• Look at the word, hide the word, write the word.
• Putting the words into a sentence.
• Make a bingo game.
• Play matching pairs.

## History

What was life like when our grandparents were children?

Our main topic this half term is ‘The 1960s’. In our history lessons, children will be learning about significant people and events that happened in the 1960s, including Neil Armstrong and the moon landing, The Beatles and Andy Warhol. In school, we will be using artefacts and objects from the 1960s to work out what life was like in this decade and comparing it to today. We will try to share artefacts with children at home via the blog and google meets.

Some key questions to discuss:

What do you think life was like in the 1960s?
Do you know anyone who was alive in the 1960s? What do you already know about the 1960s? What would you like to know?

What do these pictures tell you about life in the 1960s?

Task 1: Write a set of questions that you could ask someone who grew up in the 1960s.

Please record your questions in your yellow book. Remember each question needs to start with a question word (who? what? where? when?) and end with a question mark.

Maybe you have someone that you could ask the questions to?