Home Page

Week 9 Learning

Week 9 – 8/6/20 (summer term 2) – TOPIC: COLOUR

Do check out Sumdog and have a go at the challenges. There are maths, spelling and grammar challenges to try.


  • Spelling – Test yourself on 2B Unit 15 : ladies, babies, families, multiplies, hobbies, copies.(That's the last unit - Well done everyone!!) Also Jumping Red Words:kind, mind, behind, find, beautiful, poor.
  • New spelling work this week is homophones – Words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings are called homophones - eight/ate, see/sea. We have talked about homophones lots over the year. On our weekly spelling zone video they talk about ‘Weird word warning!’ when we have homophones. Have a look at ‘Oxford Owl Extra Practice zone’ Year 2 ‘sounds the same’. It’s an interactive activity to practise homophones. Also have a go at the activity sheets. See PDF There are lots to choose from.

New ‘Jumping red words’ – after, busy, climb, could, old, how. All these new jumping red words are ones we found tricky and put back on the wall so we could have another go at learning them. Ask someone to dictate sentences with these words in for you to write.

  • Phonics – The ‘ure’ sound as in pure, cure, picture, mixture, creature, future, adventure, temperature. Can you spot/read these graphemes in your reading? Can you spell words with this spelling pattern? Can you use the words in sentences? Play ‘Fred Fingers’ and sound the words out with dots and dashes like we do at school so pure = ._

Can you use all of this week’s spellings in sentences?

  • Reading – Matisse Comprehension – word Doc Read the information and discuss what it’s about. Ask and answer questions. Answer the questions on the sheet about the text then order the events in his life.
  • Writing – Biography about Henri Matisse- Word Doc Use the writing planner to write a short biography about Henri Matisse. The writing frame is to help you organise your ideas but you can include any information that you have found out about him. You could use your fact file / Powerpoint that you started last week (which you should also finish this week).
  • Grammar & Punctuation – Capital Letters PDF page 22 (revision). A quick recap of when and where to use capital letters.
  • Maths practice – revision – Addition & Subtraction – ppt + White Rose summer term week 3 (4th May) and week 4 (11th May) have videos to walk you through some of the skills. Link The different weeks are stacked at the bottom of the page.

Have a go at the addition and subtraction powerpoint – discuss ideas and solve questions. Plus do another couple of SATs style half tests. PDF

There are lots of addition and subtraction games assigned on Classroom Secrets Kids - take a look.

  • Maths Topic – Geometry – Position and Direction – Step 3 – Describe movement and turn Zip PDF Have a go at the activity sheets that combine movement and turn. Top tip is to put yourself in the picture’s shoes and see which direction it is facing to know what the starting point for right (clockwise) and left (anticlockwise) is etc. There are some lessons to watch on the Oak Academy website – Week 2 (27/4/2020) and Week 3 (4/5/2020) which will take you through lessons on rotation and movement.
  • R.E.- How should we care for the world and why does it matter? Find out about one of the following people who have been inspired to care for people because of their beliefs: Mother Teresa PDF fact fileDr Barnardo – PDF – research activity, Sister Frances Dominica

Discuss their life and what they did.

  • Science – revision – Animals including Humans – knowledge organiser PDF Share the knowledge organiser and discuss the information. Ask someone to quiz you on some facts.
  • Art & Design- Matisse – Portraits – ‘Woman in a Hat’  - crazy colours. Matisse wanted people to ‘feel’ an emotion when they looked at his artworks. After starting painting in the old fashioned way with normal dull colours he started to explore bright colours after being introduced to ‘Impressionist’ paintings. He particularly liked Vincent Van Gogh’s pictures. Matisse began to use very vivid colours on his pictures. Lots of people didn’t like his work because it was too bright and unrealistic. But lots of young people really liked the new way of painting especially as it broke the old fashioned rules. It was modern and exciting. Compare Matisse’s painting of a woman to Renoir’s paining of a young woman. What is the same and what is different about them? What do you like about them? Why? Word Doc
  • Computing – Purple Mash 2 Paint A Picture – Acrylics Portrait (2Do) – crazy colours. I hope you enjoyed exploring ‘2 Paint a Picture’ last week on Purple Mash and found out how all the different tools and styles work. (We have used it a few times in Year 2 earlier in the year so you probably knew a lot already.)  This week I’ve set a 2Do using ‘2Paint a Picture’ (Mon 8th onwards). I want you to use Matisse’s painting of ‘Woman in a hat’ as inspiration for your own picture. Choose the acrylics on the start menu then the face frame on the top right. Colour the face in wild ‘Matisse’ colours. If it all goes wrong just start a new page (purple button top left). I can’t wait to see how you get on.