Welcome to Year 2!
(The learning tasks from the previous weeks will remain on each individual subject page lower down. Therefore, if there is anything you didn't get around to having a go at before, should you want to, you can still access it.)
Happy Half Term - Monday 25th May - Friday 29th May
Hello Year 2,
We hope you are all well and enjoying the learning activities we have been putting on the Year 2 class page. We have certainly loved seeing what you have been up to! You should all be very proud of yourselves for the way you have carried on with your learning and coped with not seeing your friends and teachers every day. Next week is Half Term, so we will not be posting new learning activities and your teachers won't be available as we'll be having a break too! Half term is time for you to chill out and enjoy some down time with your family!
Key Information / Website Links
This is the Year 2 home learning list for the week commencing 18 / 5 / 20. These learning suggestions are provided to give you ideas about how Y2 children can keep their learning ticking over at this current time whilst the National Curriculum has been put on hold by the Government. There is no expectation that all of the tasks have to be completed. We know that many of you are trying to work from home and also care for your children, so please only do what fits in with your current family set up. You can do them in any order and on any day, ensuring you spread the tasks throughout the week. Do as much or as little as you can but most importantly stay healthy, happy and safe.
You will find all of the resources needed for each task on the individual subject pages above (Yellow Stars). For example, the resources referred to for maths can be found by clicking on the yellow star labelled Maths Resources.
(EYFS & KS1 are not using Teams / Office 365)
If you are unable to print learning sheets, then please write answers or complete tasks that you do on paper or type them on the computer.
Reading (Click Here)
1) Log in to Epic Books, Oxford Owl or Collins Connect everyday and read for at least 10 minutes.
(Login details for all of these sites are on the reading page.)
2) Read and complete The Moon Guided Reading.
3) We will be posting a daily reading comprehension challenge card. This consists of a short piece of text to read and some multiple-choice questions. You’ll find these below.
Writing (Click Here)
The Elves and the Shoemaker
1) Complete the tasks outlined within the PDF document English Resources Week 6. The tasks should be split across the week.
- Day 1: Read the story of The Elves and the Shoemaker and then complete the reflection activity found at the end of the story.
- Day 2: Comprehension - Read the story again so that you become familiar with it. Then answer the reading comprehension questions.
- Day 3: Vocabulary - Match the key vocabulary to the correct meaning. Choose 5 of the words and write them in a sentence.
- Day 4: Grammar - Identify verbs, adjectives and nouns within sentences from the story. Choose a different 5 key words and write them in a sentence. Once you have written the sentence, highlight any verbs, adjectives and nouns you have used.
- Day 5: Writing Riddles - Look at the example riddle. What is the author describing? Follow the instructions to make up your own riddle. You can either write this on your own paper or download some scroll paper to write it on.
2) Spelling & Handwriting
- Complete as many of the Common Exception Activity Mat worksheets from pack 5 and 6 as you can. These can be found on the writing resources page.
- Click on the link to SpellingFrame below and continue to have a go at some of the Y2 interactive activities. Don't forget to practise the spelling rules you did last week before moving on to new ones.
- Continue to practise the Year 2 Common Exception Words in your best joined handwriting. Can you use some of them in a sentence?
Maths (Click Here)
1) We are now continuing to recommend the daily maths lessons provided by BBC Bitesize. Bitesize are providing their own tutorial with each lesson and then a choice of learning activities and worksheets. We know that many of you found White Rose's tutorial videos to be very helpful so, if you like these, we suggest you watch the corresponding White Rose video first and then complete the learning activity provided by Bitesize.
Links to the relevant pages can be found below along with a list of this week's lessons. On Bitesize, the daily maths activity has a yellow background. The date of the lessons is shown at the top (See images).
Week 6 Lessons
Lesson 1: Repeated addition and multiplication symbol
Lesson 2: Arrays
Lesson 3: 2 Times Table Practice & Problems
Lesson 4: 5 Times Tables Practice & Problems
Lesson 5: Friday Maths Challenge
2) Spend 10 minutes a day on Times Tables Rockstars or Numbots
(Deatils for Numbots can be found below.)
3) Please ask your child to tell you the time at various points throughout the day.
(They should be able to read o'clock, half past, quarter past/to - For an extra challenge try telling the time to 5 minutes.)
Topic (Click Here)
1) Science - Discovering New Materials
- For our final lesson on materials, we need to think about new materials that have been discovered.
Open Science Resources Week 6 - Discovering New Materials to help you learn more.
There are links to Bitesize clips within the week 6 resources pdf.
Finally, Choose and complete either the 1, 2 or 3 star fact file activity from the pdf below.
2) Religious Education
- Our key question is: What is the good news Jesus brings?
- Open the RE Week 6 pdf to help you learn more.
- Once you have worked through the learning information, complete the learning activity which can be found on the last page of the same pdf.
3) Art - Land / Outdoor Art
- Open the land art resources document below to learn more about the artist Andy Goldsworthy.
- Work through the information and watch the video clip of some of his work.
(The video clip will link to YouTube. Please supervise your child when using YouTube.)
- Have a go at making your own Andy Goldworthy inspired art using whatever you can find in your garden or local area.
(If you choose to collect materials locally or do this in the local area, ensure you follow all of the Government's social distancing guidelines.)
4) PSHE - Local and Community History Month
- The month of May is dedicated to Local and Community History month which occurs across the United Kingdom. People belong to different groups. This could be the country that you and your family belong to or the religion you follow. It might be a sports group, like a football or gymnastics team. You might belong to a group, such as Beavers or Rainbows. We would like you to take this opportunity to consider what communities you belong to and have a go at one or a few of the activities.
5) PE - Complete a daily physical activity task from the suggested list.
If you complete all of the learning activities set for any particular subject and are looking for more to do, each subject page contains Extra / Additional Learning Activities which you could also complete.
You could also have a look at and try the Daily Lessons now being provided by BBC Bitesize. The lessons cover a variety of subjects and are all dated. A link to the Y2 lessons can be found below.
We would love to see, celebrate and interact with the work your children have done. They can 'hand in' pictures of their achievements by attaching files/pictures and emailing them to:
LEO.Damselflies@stcmat.org (Mr Bisby)
LEO.Dragonflies@stcmat.org (Miss Summers)
LEO.Butterflies@stcmat.org (Miss West)
Anyone unsure as how to do this please watch this video
Should you have any questions about the home learning, or need further support, then please email them to the email addresses above too. Teachers are not here to monitor but rather to help and support as much as we can.
Teachers will reply as soon as they are able to but it may not be on the same day. These email addresses are for communication about home learning only. Anything else should go via the school office.
Jonathan Bisby, Ruth Summers, Helena West
The link below will take you to our curriculum page where you will find copies of all the Year 2 curriculum webs. These contain information regarding the areas of learning that the children will be covering in each term for English, mathematics and foundation subjects.