Friday the 19th of June 2020
Hello everyone on this rainy Friday! Today is Learn its day. Please pick the correct level for you, play the music and answer the questions on a piece of paper!
Thursday the 17th of June 2020
Hello all! I hope you are doing fine and well done to those who tried the maths investigation. Grace was indeed the fruit squasher. How could she have done such a thing?!
Today we are going back to place value skills. These skills are so important in maths as this is where you become experts in what a number is. Please have a look at me showing you how we can represent numbers in different ways and then answer the google form questions. Finally, please try the extra tasks!
Task 3: Play this super place value game and shoot some basket balls.
Wednesday the 17th of June 2020
Good morning lovely Y2s. I need your help today. We need to be maths detectives and use our adding, subtracting, multiplication and division skills to find a criminal master mind who has been squashing fruit!
Tuesday 16th June
Hi there, we will be looking at number sequences today. Please grab a pencil/pen and paper, have a go at these CLIC questions with me and learn about number sequences! For today's Learn its, have a go at this fun memory game with the 2, 5, 10 or 3 times tables. https://www.timestables.co.uk/times-tables-memory.html
Monday 15th June
Today we will be looking at symmetry. Please grab a pencil/pen and paper and watch the following video to have a go at some CLIC tasks with me and to learn more about symmetry. For the 'Learn its' part of CLIC please go on the 'Happy Burger' game and practise your times tables (2, 5, 10 or 3). https://www.timestables.co.uk/happy-burger.html
Have a go at making your own symmetrical picture, either using natural objects from outside or objects in your house. Have a look at these examples to get some ideas.
Have a go at this fun symmetry game. You may remember this from school. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-matching
Friday the 12th of June 2020
Hi everyone on this marvellous Friday! I hope you have had a good week and have some nice plans for the weekend. Here is today's CLIC. Best of luck and thank you for all the work on Google forms.
Thursday the 11th of June 2020
Howdy everyone on this fine Thursday! Thank you for the pictures of doing the maths time challenges and for a brilliant word problem question which is on today's google form!
Today we will continue multiplication and division word problems but some include 2 steps. Please watch the video to see how to use a variety of methods and decide which ones you would prefer to use on the google form challenges.
1. Make your own problems with toys in your home and take pictures for this form!
2. See what number you end up at when counting in 20s for 3 minutes. I got to 2,220! 0, 20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 140, 160, ......
3. Try the Karate Cats maths multiplication and division level on Bronze, Silver or Gold (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkphbk/articles/zf4sscw)
Wednesday the 10th of June 2020
Hello all! I hope we are having a super morning. I am very sorry yesterday there was an error on the super spicy form which got corrected by Tuesday lunchtime. Thank you SW for spotting it was 163!
Here is today's CLIC. Please remember to write your working out down on paper and use manipulatives if you need to.
Today we are continuing with word problems but this time we will be using multiplication and division skills. Again we need to be careful reading and re-reading the problem to find out what we need to do. Please watch the video to see how to use different methods to solve different x or ÷ questions. Please select the google form that best suits you (You can try all 3 if you like!) and best of luck!
1. Please see what number you get to counting in 5s for 2 minutes (120 seconds). I got to 505!
2. Make your own word problems with illustrations. I would really like to include them in tomorrows google forms. Please send pictures of your work to this form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSes0VZ6u2Stf09y0WtQYfu16mpZ6BFgOE1x1nbyeHKObkxaYw/viewform?usp=sf_link)
Tuesday the 9th of June 2020
Hello all. I hope you are all doing ok. Thank you to those people who completed the google forms and sent in times and pictures of the 10-1000 challenge!
Activity 2: + - word problems
Today we are going to use our addition and subtraction skills practised over the last month to answer these word problems. First you need to identify if you need to add or take away. Many times if the question includes the words "altogether" or "total" the operation we need to use is to add. If the question includes the word "more", "difference" or "less", the operation is subtraction. However, it is not always the case! Please read and re-read questions carefully and perhaps draw the question to think about what you need to do. Best of luck everyone.
Friday 5th June
It's Friday! Which means it's time for our Big Maths challenges. Please pick your 'Learn It' from below and see how you do.
Big Maths music 90 seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CevCkrwrzx8
Thursday 4th June
There is a very special code breaker challenge in store for you today! First, please have a go at the CLIC problems on the Google form.
Code breaker challenge
Miss Robinson has somehow slipped into a portal into another dimension, and on top of that, her head has turned into a tangerine and she has the voice of a chipmunk! The only way for her to return is to figure out a secret code, which will open up a new portal. She has sent the following message for you.
-Grab a pen/pencil and paper to do the working out.
-Click through the slides to see the clues.
-Read all of the text on each clue. Some clues have more than one step.
-You should end up with one 1 digit number per clue, so at the end you will have four 1 digit numbers.
If you would like to do any more problem solving, this website has lots of brilliant activities you can do at home:
Wednesday 3rd June
Today we will be doing some problem solving involving length. But first, please watch this video to recap some CLIC strategies, then have a go at the problems and the Google Form.
Remember you can submit any of your work here for us to see:
Tuesday 2nd June
Today we will be looking at word problems involving length. But first, try these CLIC problems and have a go at the Google form! For the counting one, please try counting in 25s (add 20 then 5), 250 or 2500.
Lastly, please submit any work here:
Monday 1st June
Welcome back Gruffawhales! We hope you've had a lovely break and enjoyed the sunshine. Please have a go at the following CLIC challenges, then fill out the Google Form.
For an extra challenge on the counting one, try counting in 250 or 2500 instead of 25 (hint: look at the zeros).
Today we will be looking at and comparing length. Please have a look at the following video to find out more!
1. How much taller is the plant (60cm) than the poppy (22cm)?
2. How much taller is the poppy than the leaf?
3. What is the difference in length between the plant (60cm) and the plant pot (84cm)?
4. Jaffa says the difference between the watering can and the leaf is 39cm. Do you agree?
1. How much taller is the table than the green plant?
2. How much longer is the wall (260cm) than the plant pot (86cm)?
3. What is the difference in length between the poppy and the plant pot?
4. Jaffa says the height of the tree is the same as 200cm. Do you agree?
5. Write your own problem for a grown up or sibling, based on the things you looked at! Make it as challenging or easy as you like!
Please submit any work here:
Friday the 22nd of May 2020
Welcome to Friday's Big Maths everyone! Please choose your learn its, play the 90 second song and write the answers on a piece of paper. Let us begin!
Today is the last day of the half term so we will not be adding any work to the blog until Monday 1st of June. You will still be able to have a go at the tasks we have already set if you want to catch up with any you have missed – like Mrs Chetcuti's lovely stories on the Literacy section and the Stay Active page.
Enjoy the sun and daily outdoor time. Exercise and fresh air is really good for your body and mind but just remember to social distance to keep yourselves safe.
Maybe you could look out for any wildlife you can spot while you’re out and about? Blue bells are now blooming in Sheffield and are a wonderful sight. I saw some lamas and a horse a few days ago on a walk and I know BJ has been in the rivers spotting incredible wildlife too!
Take care and bye for now – but we will be back soon with some more action packed learning for you!
Stay safe and continue to try to be golden citizens in your home,
Best wishes, The Year 2 Team
Thursday the 21st of May 2020
Morning all! I hope you are all enjoying the sun and looking after your families. In today's data handling lesson you will see me showing you how to solve two games. Both use data handling skills but have them in levels called statistics. The second game is called, "Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica" . It is a super game which is aimed at Key Stage 2 children however, I think you have the data handling skills to succeed! Below are the links for both. Also some the of the questions are in the google forms as well.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjkphbk/articles/zf4sscw (Statistics: Silver and Gold Level)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd2f7nb/articles/zn2y7nb (Enter game and then choose the Statistics level)
Today's Data Handling google forms:
Wednesday the 20th of May 2020
Hi folks, today's investigation is measuring the height of different toys! Please have a look at my video to see how we measured toys, collected data and then presented as a bar chart. Afterwards, I would like you to do your own investigation and send us some pics! Finally, the answer to yesterday's question was that I spoke with 55 people about ice cream!
Here's the link for the bar chart maker programme but please use another method if you like!: https://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing/classic/bar_pie_data.asp?ChartType=bar
Tuesday the 19th of May 2020
Good morning all! Today's clic is below. Please get a paper and pencil and try these questions. Afterwards, try the
google form CLIC
Click on the link below to test your core maths skills
Please watch my video on my ice cream flavour investigation. Also here is a fun clip of children in a class doing one but with some strange flavours!:
Also here is the link for the online bar chart maker
Monday the 18th of May 2020
Good morning all! We have really enjoyed talking to most of you on the phone. It sounds like you have been trying to be golden citizens during the last 2 months and you had some wonderful ideas for the blog! We are very proud of you. Those of you we could not speak with, will get another call this week.
Here is today's CLIC. The last challenge is a spicy one. It goes from mild to super hot!
CLIC google form! (no need to log on now!)
This week we will look at data handling. We will need our organisational, creative, multiplication, addition and subtraction skills so get ready! There are a number of activities to do including a Danger Mouse challenge so make sure you read to the end of today's blog! Please watch this video below which shows a boy collecting data on the amount of goals he has scored in a week and then presenting it as a bar chart.
Now please watch my video where I show some key skills to designing and creating a bar graph (Also know as a bar chart). The key is to make sure you start at zero on the y axis and that you decide what the scale of the bar graph will be. If you are dealing with low numbers, each integer (the lines on the scale) can be in 1s. However if you are dealing with large numbers your scale may need to be in 5s, 10s or 100s!
Please try these Google forms for Data Handling
Please play super movers Danger mouse level 1 and 2 to help with your fitness. Then make 2 tally charts (1 for each level) and note how many times you need to duck, jump, dodge right, dodge left and strike a pose. Make a bar graph for level 1 and another for level 2. You could draw one, build it out of lego or make it on the computer. You will need to think what scale your bar graphs will be. Then compare the bar graph. How many more times do you need to duck in level 2 compared to level 1? How many times do you need to dodge left and right in level 1? Also please make your own questions and answer them!
Here is the link to this brilliant and healthy PE game:
Here are 4 bar graph making programs:
Friday 15th May
Happy Friday! Please select your 'Learn its' task below and play the music. See how many you can complete in 90 seconds!
Lastly, here is the fun Karate Cats game. Choose 'fractions' and see how much you've learnt this week!
Thursday 14th May
Today we continue our fractions work, but first have a go at these CLIC challenges!
Now please have a go at working out these problems, using one of more of the methods shown.
Whales and Mice - 3/4 of 4 = ? 3/4 of 8 = ? 2/3 of 12 = ? 2/3 of 6 = ? 2/5 of 10 = ?
Stickmen, Owls, Snakes, Foxes and Nois - 3/4 of 16 3/4 of 20 = ? 2/3 of 18 = ? 3/5 of 15 = ? 2/6 of 12 = ?
Now please have a look at this video for some extra challenges and a closer look at 1/2 and 2/4:
Wednesday 13th May
Today we will be continuing our fractions work by looking at non unit fractions. But first, please have a go at your daily CLIC challenges!
Please watch the following video to find out about non unit fractions and have a go at the tasks below. Don't worry about the ones you have to colour, you could just discuss these or draw them.
Now please try to have your own picnic and use it to explore the following non unit fractions. If you are sharing a number of objects (e.g. bananas, biscuits, make sure they can be split equally into the denominator):
2/4 2/3 2/5 3/5 4/6
Can you think of any other non unit fractions? See if you can write down 5.
Lastly, have a go at the tasks on this page to see how much you've learnt! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3rbg82/articles/zt7nfrd
Here are the Google forms for today. I will start providing two which means you won't have to sign in for the quiz, you will only need to sign in to submit work (the second Google form).
Recognising a third (1/3)
Please watch this video to recap recognising a third. Have a go at the fun tasks at the beginning. I like this bit as it recaps a range of past learning including time. (See how much you've remembered from a few weeks ago!)
Whales and Mice - 1/4 of 4 = ? 1/4 of 8 = ? 1/4 of 12 = ? 1/3 of 6 = ? 1/3 of 9 = ?
Stickmen, Owls, Snakes, Foxes and Nois - 1/4 of 20 1/4 of 24 = ? 1/3 of 12 = ? 1/3 of 18 = ? 1/3 of 21 = ?
Here is today's Google Form!
This week we will be working on fractions. Today we will focus on half and one quarter. Other useful words when discussing the tasks include: whole, equal and part.
For this first task please try to find things around the house that can be split in half, like paper, string, cardboard, a biscuit, some lego pieces or even a slice of bread! Please watch the video to see what to do next!
Lastly, to finish off, can you have a go at this fun activity to test your fractions knowledge?
And don't forget to fill out the Google Form!
Thursday the 7th of May
Happy Thursday boys and girls! Today we have our weekly Learn its and Clic challenges. Also we will be investigating 3D shapes.
Today we will look at 3 dimensional shapes (3D). We can pick up 3D shapes and view them from any angle. (Remember 2D shapes are flat). Please enjoy this awesome 3D shape song which teaches you the names and where you may see these shapes in everyday life.
Now please watch my video where I talk about 3D shapes properties and attempt to play Karate Cats Shape challenge on Bronze and Silver levels!!
The Karate cats maths link
I have gone on a 3D shape hunt in my house. Here is what I found. What are their names and please send us some photos of you hunting in your own house.
Can you spot the 3D shapes at Lego land in this super clip?!
Wednesday the 6th of May 2020
Hello on this glorious Wednesday Y2s!!
Here is our CLIC for today. Have your pencils and paper ready!
Today we will be looking at angles. Angles can be used to measure turn. We measure angles in degrees(°). A quarter turn is 90°, a half turn is 180°, a three quarter turn is 270° and a full turn is 360°. Can you jump in the air and spin 360°? Here is my daughter’s attempt!
Here is the super-soaker game where you need your angle skills to drench various people and things!:
Today's Google form. Thank you for all your replies so far!
Tuesday the 5th of May 2020
Here is today’s CLIC! Please try these fact families and adding in tens!
Today's 2D shape work
Please watch a clip of dancers making different 2d shapes. Can you spot what they are?
Today I would like you to try these awesome games to test and revise your knowledge of 2D polygon shapes which are regular (all the sides and angles are the same length) and irregular (sides and angles are different).
For the next game, please start at the triangle level and end at the octagon level. Good luck space explorers!
Also if you want more practise identifying shapes please play this fun shape monster game!:
Finally, here is a super symmetry game to revise your symmetry skills. Can you take pictures of any shapes which are symmetrical or not symmetrical (asymmetrical)?
Monday the 4th of May
Hello Gruffalos. Today we first have our Clic session to wake up your brain and revise our key maths skills. Please have a paper and pen ready and pause the video at anytime.
Here is the link for the super times table cat game. You can play this on a computer, tablet or phone! Which level can you get to?
Our maths lesson today is all about 2D shapes (2 dimensional). Please watch my short video (Sorry about the upside down bit at the end!) where we look at the key properties of 2D shapes. Also here is a great BBC Bitesize Clip and game: