Marriott Reading Challenge 2020
While you are at home it is essential to keep up with you reading. Here are some fun activities you can do over the period.
How many can you tick off?
Are you a budding author? Can you tell a ripping yarn? Now is your chance to prove you’re you’ve got what it takes.
Marriott are having a story writing competition. All you need to do is choose any topic and write a short story, or part of a story. Your entry should be no longer than two sides of paper. You can write on plain paper or on some of the writing frames we have given you.
When all stories have been handed in they will be judged and the winners from each phase will receive a prize.
Our current topics in Year 2 are:
Science: Living things and habitats
History: Great Fire of London
French: Body parts
During this time why not try some of these activities.
Great websites for Year 2
Why not try out some of these fabulous websites to keep your skills in tip top condition…
Hit the button: a great game where you can practise times tables, number bonds and much more.
Daily 10 Mental Maths Challenge: choose the level and test your skills against the clock
Connect 4 factors: a fun two-player game to secure your knowledge of factors
Super maths bowling: choose from a variety of activities and aim for a strike…
Funky Mummy: solve these multiplication problems to make the mummy dance.
Spelling frame: how good is your spelling? Test yourself against your year group here:
Spooky spellings: a fun game to test your knowledge of the common exception (tricky) words.
Word frog: test your knowledge of word types.
Super stories: can you select the write language to make these stories into best-sellers?
Myths and legends: make your own myth or legend comic strip.
Science Kids: there are links to games here for every topic we have covered so far in science. Why not try them to refresh your memory and have some fun…
We have been learning about the Great Fire of London. Check out this website to learn more and play some of the games.
Newsround: don’t forget to keep up with the latest news here every day.
Maths to do at home
Here are some activities that you can do at home to keep your skills sharp.
Fluent in Five:
There are two weeks’ worth of questions here to complete. These questions test the children’s calculations skills. Can they get them all right in five minutes? Do one a day.
Times tables packs:
We sent these packs home for homework in the past but times tables always need practising. These present them in different ways and are a great way to retain this critical skill.
Rapid recall of multiplication facts: test your child with quick-fire questions
Counting: count in different numbers e.g. fives, threes, fours and eights
Board games: many of these involve practising your counting and are great fun too!