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!
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!
Please either print or do your working out on a piece of paper. Also watch my walk through of this challenge. Finally post your answer on the google form below!
Well done to MH for your fabulous 3D symmetrical picture (I can also spot some symmetrical patterns on your carpet!) Well done to LM for your creative symmetrical patterns using paint!
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
CHALLENGE: Can you make up your own number sequences for a grown up or sibling? If you send them in we can also put them onto a Google form for others to answer!
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
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.
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!
Today in maths we will continue with word problems but these now include 2 step problems. This means you need to be even more careful when reading the problem and decide if you need to add and then take away or take away and then add. Best wishes folks and please have a go at these forms.
Activity 1: After seeing my attempt at this maths challenge, please try it yourself and post times and pictures of your work on this form. Best of luck everyone! (Hopefully it will let your adult have enough time to make a cup of tea!)
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.
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.
Y2 Code breaker
-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.
Finally, please submit the code here to free Miss Robinson!
If you would like to do any more problem solving, this website has lots of brilliant activities you can do at home:
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.
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's CLIC: Grab a pencil and paper and best of luck!
Thank you LM for your toy investigation results! Also have a look on today's google forms as some questions are from children's own work.
Data Handling Games
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.
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!
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!
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 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. The key is to make sure you start at zero on the y axis and that you decide what the scale of the bar chart 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 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 graphs. 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:
Now please do your own data handling investigations. You could collect and make a bar chart on the different types of toys you have, or ask and call friends and family to find out what their favourite animals are or think of your own brilliant idea!
Happy Friday! Please select your 'Learn its' task below and play the music. See how many you can complete in 90 seconds!
Y2 learn it- 90 seconds
Now have a go at your CLIC test. Remember, you can have as much time as you want for this but you also wouldn't be expected to get them all correct! It takes a lot of practice so don't worry if you find it hard!
Now please watch the following video to find out about my picnic(!) and to find out more about your next task.
Y2 non unit fractions picnic
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.
Tuesday 12th May - please have a go at these CLIC challenges!
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!)
Y2: recognise a third
Now please discuss these problems with your grown ups
Now please watch this video (me this time!) and complete the activities below. Don't worry about printing but try to draw them neatly!
Recognise a third and a quarter
Whales and Mice
Stickmen, Owls, Snakes, Foxes and Nois
Last video! - take a look at strategies for working out fractions of number, then have a go at the questions below.
finding fractions of number
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 = ?
Thanks MH for sending in your amazing Shape and Learn Its work! Wow! You've been working hard!
Monday 11th May
Here are your CLIC tasks for today. Please have a go and then practise your CLIC skills on the Google form at the bottom of the page. Please also use this form to send in photos from the rest of the lesson!
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!
Y2: finding half and quarter
Now please watch this video to have a go at working out some fluency and reasoning problems involving halves and quarters!
Y2: Half and quarter problems
Please now have a go at discussing these problems with your grown up. Please try to give explanations for your answers wherever possible. Please feel free to try any of the questions, the groups are there as a guideline but you may wish to try them all!
Whales, Mice and Stickmen
Snakes, Owls, Foxes and Nois
Lastly, to finish off, can you have a go at this fun activity to test your fractions knowledge?
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.
3D Shapes I Know (solid shapes song- including sphere, cylinder, cube, cone, and pyramid)
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!!
3D shapes are not flat shapes, they are solid shapes like a football or an ice cube. Can you make yourself into a 3D shape? This is part of the Maths and Num...
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!
6 May 2020: Degree stunts!
6th May 2020
Angles are useful for 2D shapes because we can measure their corners (vertices). All squares and rectangles have 90 degree vertices. This is called a right angle. We have made some right angle checkers. Could you make some by cutting out the corner of a square or rectangle 2D face and check different items in your house?
Here is the super-soaker game where you need your angle skills to drench various people and things!:
What 2D shapes can you spot? Once you have completed these games please draw your own picture with 2D shapes hidden in it! Please put them on today's google form!
Please look at these famous buildings. What 2D shapes do you see on the faces of these structures?
Here is an irregular 2D polygon shape challenge. Can you make your own one afterwards? Remember a pentagon has five sides.
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).
Our maths lesson today is all about 2D shapes (2 dimensional). Please watch my short video where we look at the key properties of 2D shapes (Sorry about the upside down bit at the end!). Also here is a great BBC Bitesize Clip and game: