Year 2 Home Learning 17.10.19

We have had a busy half term in Year 2. We have been computer programmers, scientists, story writers and mathematicians.

Over the half term holidays you could practice your 2, 5 and 10 times tables. How many times table questions can you answer in 2 minutes?

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You can also practise counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s forwards and backwards.

We have read some great stories by Julia Donaldson, our author focus. You might want to visit the library to read other stories she has written or to read books by other authors. Don’t forget to read every day to an adult at home.

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Wind as a force

Yesterday we looked at the effect that wind has on objects. We talked about washing on the line, fallen leaves and umbrellas. Can you remember what the wind can do to these items? Can you think of other examples of what the wind does?

To look at the strength and direction of the wind we created our own windsocks.

Today in Science we blew bubbles to see what the wind would do to them.

What do you notice happened to the bubbles?

Next it was time to test our windsoocks. We each took our windsocks outside, held them very tight and waited for the wind to blow.

There wasn’t a lot of wind this afternoon so we had to be quite patient, but when we were in the breeze we could see the streamers at the bottom of the windsock blowing. If my streamers were blowing fast what does that show?

Programming bee bots

This half term we have been creating our own bee bot mats based on a Julia Donaldson (our author focus) book. Can you guess the stories these are based on?

Today we were writing algorithms to make the bee bot move from one place on the mat to another place on the mat. We chose 2 places on our bee bot mat and then used the bee bots to check what route we would send our bee bot on.

Then we wrote our algorithms.

Home Learning 10.10.19

This week we have been investigating number bonds to 10 and 20. You can listen to this song to improve your recall of your number bonds. How quickly can you say all of your number bonds to 10?

We looked at making addition and subtraction number sentences from these number bonds.

E.g 1+9 = 10 9+1 = 10 10 – 9 = 1 10 – 1 = 9 We called these number families, where we use the same 3 numbers to make 4 different number sentences.

Can you use your number bonds to 10 to help you record number families for numbers to 20?

*Challenge* – You could use your number bonds to help you record number families for numbers to 30, 40 or maybe 100.

HELP!! Lost Bear!!

We have been reading the story ‘The Teddy Robber’. This morning we came to school and our class bear Marvin was gone!!

Miss Spicer wanted to take all the class bears in the world and look to see if any of them were Marvin, but we didn’t think that was a good idea.

We decided to make lost posters instead. Below are some of our posters. You will find out all the information you need to help us find our missing bear.

If you have seen him please let us know where he is!

Fair Test Experiment.

We have been learning about friction and how this force acts on moving objects.

To test the friction on different surfaces we carried out a fair test experiment.

Can you remember what equipment we needed?

With our group we let a car go at the top of a ramp. Each time the ramp was placed on a different type of material. We then used a ruler to measure how far the car travelled. For some surfaces we had to use the metre stick!!

What did we find out?

Gravity

Today we were set a challenge with the marble run. We had to see if we could get the marble to go from the bottom to the top of our design.

First we looked at all the pieces and came up with a strategy. Then we began building. We kept checking our design and making adjustments to see if we could get the marble to go up.

Then we watched a video all about gravity and concluded that gravity will always be acting on the marble so it is impossible for it to go up.

Where do you think it would be possible to create a marble run where the marble travels up?