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Welcome to Year 2’s Home Learning Page
On this page you will find different activities to keep you busy at home. All the work is optional so please don't feel pressured to complete tasks. If you have completed work and want me to see what you have done I am happy for you to email me. If you need help with a task I am also happy for you to email me (email@example.com).
Thank you for those of you who have already emailed me some of your work. It has been great seeing the wonderful things you have been doing! I have also really enjoyed receiving pictures of birthday celebrations, baking and enjoying some family time. I miss my Year 2 class but receiving work/pictures from lots of you always puts a smile on my face.
Spring 2 - Work and resources provided in the book children received
Week 1 – Non- chronological report (23.3.20)
Lesson one – To plan a non-chronological report on a pirate.
Lesson two -To follow plan to write a report
Lesson three - To edit and improve writing
Lesson four and five – To plan and write a short non-chronological report.
Week 2 – Recap letter writing (30.3.2020)
Lesson one – To use a key to label key features of a letter.
Lesson two -To compare similarities and differences between a letter and a report (see examples)
Lesson three - To order a letter.
Lesson four and five – To innovate/change wagoll (What A Good One Looks Like) See example
Week 3 – Letter writing (6.4.2020)
Lesson one – To use descriptive words to describe a setting.
Lesson two - To use descriptive words to describe a sea creature.
Lesson three - To plan a letter
Lesson four and five – To follow plan to write a letter
Summer 1 -
Week 1 – Recap recounts (20.4.2020)
Lesson one – To identify that first person is used in recounts (I/me) - Writing sentences in first person (you could do this in a diary).
Lesson two -To identify key features of a recount (research different features of a recount).
Lesson three - To sequence events using time conjunctions (first//then/next). Recount what you did today using first/then/next/finally.
Lesson four and five – To use past and present tense (it's important to remember how to write in past/present tense). Write sentences about your day yesterday (past tense) Write sentences about what you're doing now (present tense).
Week 2 – Write recounts (27.4.2020)
Lesson one – To plan a recount about your day yesterday.
Lesson two -To follow plan to write a recount.
Lesson three - To edit and improve your writing (check to make sure you've not made any mistakes).
Lesson four and five – To write a detailed recount.
Week 3 – Story writing (4.5.2020)
Lesson one – To recap key features of stories.
Lesson two - To sequence a story. (Draw pictures of the story in order from beginning to end. Add captions to your story).
Lesson three - To plan a short story (opening/beginning/problem/resolution/ending).
Lesson four and five – To follow plan to write a story. Week 4 - Story writing with support (11.5.2020) Lesson one – To plan a story (opening/resolution)
Lesson two - To plan a story (problem/ending/resolution).
Lesson three - To follow plan to write story
Lesson four and five – To edit and improve story. Week 5 (18.5.2020) Story writing recap Lesson one – To plan a detailed story (opening/resolution)
Lesson two - To plan a detailed story (problem/ending/resolution).
Lesson three - To follow plan to write story
Lesson four and five – To edit and improve story.
Week 6 (25.5.2020) & Week 7 (1.6.2020)- School holidays/Recapping previous writing skills
Week 3 – Story writing (4.5.2020)
Choose your favourite story you have read.
Talk about key features:
Discuss the opening, build up, problem resolution and ending.
Week 4– Story writing (11.5.2020)
Use the story Mountain to help you plan your own story.
You can use the clip below to help you with your story.
Week 5– Story writing (17.5.2020)
Plan a new story using the story mountain below.
In the short animation of Tamara (added further down the page) the young girl uses a key to open up a musical box. Maybe in your story your character discovers a key which opens a magical door (build up). Your character could go inside the magical door but get stuck inside (problem). Does someone come to help? (Resolution).
When writing your stories remember to use phonics and to apply taught spelling rules. Refer to the spellings below if you need to.
White Rose Hub
Click the link below to visit the White Rose Home Learning Page.
This week you will be recapping odd and even numbers! See the webpage for the videos. Worksheets will be updated on this page. The link will take you to the slides to help you with the lessons. The file below includes worksheets and answers.
Spring 2 - (23.3.20 - 6.4.2020)
In Maths we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. In children's exercise books they can name and label the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. To support children with this learning they have been provided with information in their blue books that remind them how to find the properties of a shape. We have recently moved our learning onto fractions. Again support for how to use the bar model method to work out a fraction of a number has been added in the exercise book.
Summer 1- (20.4.20 - 25.5.2020)
In Maths we would have been moving onto telling time. In the maths activity books and online there are lots of resources to support children's learning on time. Encourage your child to read analogue/digital clocks in the house. Ask your child what the time is/show your child what the time is. Most children would learn time to quarter hour in Year2. We encourage children to learn the time to 5 minute intervals.
Maths continuous learning -
Each day we complete a range of questions to help us remember different methods. Encourage children to complete number sentences on:
Multiplication - bar model method
Division - bar model method
Addition - column method
Subtraction - Column method
Children have been provided with a range of resources to support them in their learning for maths.
Phonics and reading
We love reading in Year 2! We read everyday and complete guided reading sessions.
Reading at home:
Read with your child everyday to help them gain fluency and expression.
Ask them questions about the book they are reading (who are the main characters? What do we think this word means).
Could you share your favourite stories with each other?
Write about your favourite story.
To help continue to support Phonics. Please log onto Phonics Play and select the newer version of the site (This allows you to access it on devices that do not support flash such as iPads and iPhones) and play Acorn Adventures! You can choose whichever sounds you like.
In History we have looked at the lives of significant individuals (sea explorers) and how they have influenced us today. For home learning I would like the children to continue to learn about different sea explorers.
Sea explorers -
Christopher Columbus - 1451
An Italian sea explorer who completed four voyages across the Atlantic. He was born in a time called 'Renaissance'. Where lots of people were building stronger ships to explore the sea. His first voyage was a disaster has his ship was attacked and set on fire by pirates! Christopher became a famous explorer who found new lands called The New World. Native Americans lived on the islands, but Christopher Columbus called them Indians because he thought he had landed in the 'indies'. However, the Vikings had actually discovered America 500 years before.
Sir Walter Raleigh - 1552
Captain James Cook - 1728
Dame Ellen MacArthur - 1976
In Geography we were recapping reading maps and learning about the 7 continents of the world. For home learning children have a worksheet with the UK on. The worksheet is colour coded to help children with their understanding. They need to label the 4 countries, 5 capital cities and the 3 seas. The following worksheet is an image of our world. Children need to use a key to identify the 7 continents and 5 oceans.
In Science we are about to begin the topic Plants. I have asked children in their home learning book to take a look at the different trees and plants they have noticed around them. Remind children that they all went to Armley Park for a lesson on trees and plants last term. Encourage children to think about what the plants and trees need to grow. Children have a worksheet which has an image of a plant and tree on. Using the key they are to label the plant/tree
In History/Art - Use your historical skills to research the artist Andy Goldsworthy. When was he born? Is he still alive today? What does he do? We have previously learnt about Van Gogh and Carl Warner. How is he similar to these artists? How is he different?
Art - Could you create an Andy Goldsworthy inspired picture?
In Geography we were continuing to use our map reading skills and learning about the 7 continents of the world. For home learning children have a worksheet with the UK on. The worksheet is colour coded to help children with their understanding. They need to label the 4 countries, 5 capital cities and the 3 seas. The following worksheet is an image of our world. Children need to use a key to identify the 7 continents and 5 oceans.
In Science we are moving onto Living Things and Their Habitats. Could you go on a minibeast hunt when you go out for your daily walk. Record what different minibeasts you see. Find out what habitat means. Can you identify the different habitats of all the minibeasts you've seen? Draw/create a minibeast habitat.
Week 4 - 11.5.2020
Week 5 - 18.5.2020
Go on a minibeast hunt with your family! Make a list of all the different minibeasts you find.