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Week 13 06.07.20

YEAR 2    10.07.20 

Hello Year 2!

Well done for another great week of home learning. I want to say a big well done to your parents too as I know how tricky it is to juggle home learning with everything else at the moment, so it is amazing that you are keeping it up! Only one more week so keep going and I will try to keep your safety activities fun!!!


Today I have found you a website with some very important information about first aid. It is called ‘First Aid Champions’ from the British Red Cross and it teaches first aid skills for children. On this website, if you scroll down to the bottom, you will see links to information on how to help someone with these 8 first aid issues:

  1. Asthma attack
  2. Bleeding
  3. Broken bones
  4. Burns
  5. Choking
  6. Head injury
  7. Unresponsive and breathing
  8. Unresponsive and not breathing

On these links, there is a scale for you to rate how confident you already feel about helping someone with each of these issues, before you can watch a video about how to help. Please watch all videos with an adult. There is a warning on one video which shows some bleeding, but these videos are all for children so they do not show anything that children should not see! Alternatively, if you do not wish to watch, below each video there are some step by step pictures on how to perform each particular first aid skill.

Depending on how confident you already are or how much knowledge you wish to gain on any of these skills, please have a look at as much as you can. Mrs Burton informed me that some of her class have already taken part in some first aid classes this year, so there might be some things on there that you already know! On each first aid skill link, there is a quiz that you can have a go at after you have watched the video or read the steps, to see how much you can remember.

This is a comprehension activity and there is a lot to take in, so it might be something that you wish to do over a few days to make sure you remember everything.

Good luck on becoming first aid champions and if you would like to show any of this information with a video, poster or PowerPoint, please share!



Data Handling- Block Graphs

Well done if you completed your tally chart about vehicles in Hornsea this week. You were asked to conduct a survey collecting data to answer this question:

What type of vehicle is seen most in Hornsea?

From your data, I would now like you to create a block graph. Below is a video showing how you can organise data into a block graph.

Sometimes block graphs can look like bar graphs or bar charts. Have a look at the picture at the bottom, which shows the data from the vehicle tally chart I showed you on Wednesday displayed as a block graph. Can you answer the questions about the block graph in the picture below?

Using the data from your vehicle tally chart, can you draw your own block graph on squared paper and colour in the blocks? Then can you answer these questions?

  1. Which vehicle did you see the most?
  2. Which vehicle did you see the least?
  3. How many vehicles did you see altogether?

Challenge: Can you write your own question for your block graph?

I would love to see any completed block graphs and to know the answer to the question- what type of vehicle is seen most in Hornsea?!



Please practise your spellings dated 03.07.20 on the school website. They are Year 2 common exception words. Some of the words are quite tricky to remember. To remember tricky words, we can use mnemonics. This is using a phrase to help us to remember the spelling.

I would like to share a fantastic answer to my mnemonic challenge from Wednesday for ‘beautiful’- big   elephants   are   usually   tidying   iguanas’   frilly   underwear   lol!

 I will certainly remember the spelling of beautiful from this- thank you!

Now please complete your spelling test from the website or using the link below.



As we are learning about first aid today, this links to another area your teachers have asked me to cover- what to do in an emergency. Below is a video with ‘Lookout Lion’ showing you what you can do in an emergency and how to call 999. (Please remember to watch with an adult as we cannot control the adverts on YouTube).

There are some posters at the bottom of this page with extra information about the emergency services and what to do in an emergency. Please discuss with your adults at home about what you should do.

This includes:

  • How to call 999 from a landline and from a mobile phone when you do not know the passcode (there may be different emergency options on different smart phones)


  • Learning your home address so that you can tell emergency services if you need to (you should only tell this to someone in the event of an emergency)


  • Remembering to only call 999 in a real emergency



Again, if you wish to share a video, poster or PowerPoint, or any other way of showing this information on what to do in an emergency, then please do! It is ‘Creative Friday’ so you can be as creative as you like!



After all this important information about first aid and what to do in an emergency, have a shake off and a dance with this ‘Skeleton Bones’ song from The Learning Station! (Please remember to watch with an adult as we cannot control the adverts on YouTube).


There has certainly been a lot of safety information over the last two weeks! Next week I will be posting some challenges based on stranger danger and internet safety, as well as some fun activities around moving up to Year 3.

If you can post any comments about any of the work that you have completed, even if you do not wish to post a photo, then please do! It would be lovely for your teachers to see how many of you have been doing the challenges, especially these important safety challenges. Anyone who posts that they have completed any of the challenges will receive 5 stars from me for the beginning of Year 3. I will make sure your new teachers know!

Keep it up and have a fantastic weekend!

Mrs Burton

YEAR 2    08.07.20 

Hello Year 2!

Thank you for all the fantastic work I have seen on your road safety challenges and data handling this week. I continue to be amazed by all the hard work and creativity I am seeing from Year 2!

Here is your next set of challenges about road safety...



I hope that you enjoyed the song about road safety on Monday’s challenges. Here is another fun song about keeping safe on the road, with some new messages.

From this song, please can you complete the activities below- match the pictures with the words, match the lessons with the rules and make a poster about one road safety rule.

What are the important road safety rules you need to remember from this song?

Now have a go at this road safety problem and see if you can spot the road safety issues...



Data Handling- Conducting a Survey

Well done for completing your tally charts and pictograms about the weather over the last week. Hopefully you will have clearly seen that the most frequent weather was, unfortunately, cloud and rain!

Today I would like you to collect some data to answer a question...

The question is: What type of vehicle is seen most in Hornsea?

To answer this question, you will need to conduct a survey. Sometimes this means asking people questions, however for this survey, you just need to use your eyes!

Please watch the BBC Bitesize video below, showing you how to collect data to conduct a survey.

Now look at the tally chart at the bottom of this page showing the number of vehicles seen on a road. Can you complete your own tally chart collecting data to show the number of vehicles you can see on a road in Hornsea? It could be that you go for a walk and record the vehicles you see, or that you stand on your street and record the number of vehicles going past. Wherever you do it, please make sure you go with an adult and remember your road safety rules!

On Friday I will be asking you to complete a block graph using this data.



Please practise your spellings dated 03.07.20 on the school website. They are Year 2 common exception words. Some of the words are quite tricky to remember. To remember tricky words, we can use mnemonics. This is using a phrase to help us to remember the spelling. For example, to help you remember the word ‘because’, you can say ‘big elephants can add up sums easily’. Did you find any other mnemonics for ‘because’? How about some mnemonics for ‘people’?

Now can you find out or make up a mnemonic for the word ‘beautiful’? This is always a tricky word to spell so finding a mnemonic you can remember will be very useful!




As we are learning about road safety this week, I would now like you to think about how you get to school on a normal day. Do you walk, cycle, scoot or go in a car? How do you get from your house to school? Do you have to cross any roads? Do you need to travel on a pavement next to a busy road? Do you go in a car and have to walk through a car park? All of these ways of getting to school have their own road safety issues.

Think about what issues you need to consider on your way to school. Could you create a simple map showing your route to school, labelling all the road safety issues you need to be aware of? For example, if you need to cross a road, label where it is on the map and that you need to find a safe place to ‘stop, look, listen, think’. If you travel in a car, label where you need to put your seat belt on and what you need to do when you park. Do your adults need to remember any road safety rules when driving? What about if you are travelling home from school after a club in the winter when it is dark- is there anything extra you will need to do then?

To help create your map, have a look to see if you can find your house and the school on Google Maps. You only need to draw these two places and the roads and paths you use to get there and back, however if you wish to add more places, you can! You could even make a figure of yourself and your family or your car and move them around the map! Have fun learning about how to keep safe!



Now I wonder if you saw this vehicle when you were conducting your vehicle survey?! Have a go at ‘Diggory the Dumptruck’ on Cosmic Kids. (Please remember to watch with an adult as we cannot control the adverts on YouTube).


I hope the weather stays fine for your vehicle survey and for if you go on any road safety walks over the next couple of days. I will be back on Friday with some work about first aid.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Mrs Burton

YEAR 2    06.07.20 

Hello Year 2!

I hope you have had a lovely weekend! Only two more weeks of challenges to go... This week we will be looking at road safety and first aid.

Here is your first set of activities.



As an introduction to road safety, please watch this video about safely crossing the road. (Please remember to watch with an adult as we cannot control the adverts on YouTube).

On the website link below, look at ‘Stop! Look! Listen! Think!’, have a go at singing the song then complete the follow up activities pictured at the bottom of this page.

What have you learnt about crossing the road safely from these activities? Can you list the main points to tell someone else? You will need to keep this list for your topic activity below...



Data Handling- Pictograms

It has certainly been an eventful few days of weather again! No thunderstorms this time, but plenty of rain, cloud, wind and a bit of sunshine! Did you fill in your tally chart of weather over the weekend?

If you have got some data about the weather from the last week, today I would like you to put that data into a different type of chart- a pictogram. Pictograms help us to see data clearly using pictures. Have a look at this video on BBC Bitesize explaining what a pictogram is.

At the bottom of this page is an example of a weather pictogram. Have a look at the data shown. Can you work out what type of weather was not seen in July? Which weather type was seen the most? Using the same format, can you create a pictogram from your tally chart? You will need to write your types of weather down one side, just like your tally chart, and then turn your tally marks into pictures for the different weather types. Please share your pictograms as I would love to see exactly what the weather looked like last week!

Challenge: If you have recorded a lot of tally marks, can you make each weather picture represent 2 tally marks? The video explains this. If you have an odd number of tally marks, you may need to use half a picture to get the correct number. Have a go if you can!



Please practise your spellings dated 03.07.20 on the school website. They are Year 2 common exception words. Some of the words are quite tricky to remember. To remember tricky words, we can use mnemonics. This is using a phrase to help us to remember the spelling. For example, to help you remember the word ‘because’, you can say ‘big elephants can add up sums easily’. Can you find out any other mnemonics for ‘because’? Can you find out or make up a mnemonic for the word ‘people’? I will give you another common exception word to make a mnemonic for on Wednesday.



Please continue to practise your phonics from this year using the activities on the school website. Mrs Beaumont has added some new Kahoot quizzes for you to have a go at. Also, don’t forget; if you would like some extra English activities, there are some new games on the website too.




If you have listed your main points about road safety from your English activity, I would now like you to try and write a road safety rap! Can you write some lines about road safety, telling someone how to keep safe when crossing the road? If you can make your rap rhyme then even better! The lyrics to the song in the video are pictured at the bottom to remind you. Have a go at rapping these lyrics first. You will need to try and keep in time to a beat!

To help with your rap, I have created a Year 2 group on the Music website we use at school, Charanga YUMU. When you get to Year 3, you will have the opportunity to access resources on this website individually at home. For now, you can use the login details below to access the rap resources I have added for you. There is a fun rap song which you can rap along to- Banana Rap- and a choice of rap backing tracks which you can structure yourself to perform your own rap! I will add some more resources next week for another Music activity! Please follow the link and use the pupil/ student login below.

Username: Year 2 HCPS

Password: Music

Have fun and I would love to see any performances of your road safety raps!



As you have been learning how to safely cross the road, can you ask an adult to help you with one or both of the following activities?

  1. Go on a road safety walk around Hornsea. Practise knowing when, where and how to cross the road safely with an adult using ‘Stop! Look! Listen! Think!’.
  2. Make a road safety course in your house or garden. Create an imaginary road, pavement and some obstacles like parked cars. Can you practise how to cross the road safely using your course?

There will be some more road safety challenges on Wednesday. Have a lovely day and remember to practise your sun safety today if this sun is out!

Mrs Burton