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Year 2 Home Learning

Week 4

We have been very excited to see so many of you using Seesaw over this past week and we've been so impressed at your brilliant home learning. Starting from this week (week beginning 27th April), all of our home learning activities will now be posted on Seesaw daily. We look forward to seeing more of you accessing and using Seesaw soon.

Week 3

You will find all of the home learning for week 3 in detail below but you might also find this 'At a Glance' sheet helpful.

Reading

(continuing from last week)

The expectation is that you will be reading on a daily basis and that this should still be recorded in your reading record. We look forward to seeing what books you have read.

A Reading Journal of activities is attached for you to complete one each day. You can either print out the activities or use them for inspiration.

You also have KS1 English Comprehension books to work through. During this week, we would like you to complete one activity each day.

Spelling

(continuing from last week with optional extension)

Please practise spelling the Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words (everyday words). Remember to check your quiz from Christmas to see which words you still need to practise.

Optional extension: You can also write sentences with one or more of these common exception words in. 

Writing 

 (new activities) 

This week we would like you to log onto one of these zoo webcams: Edinburgh Zoo and Sandiego Zoo. (Please note: the Sandiego Zoo link may ask you to make a donation to view the live web cams - you can click the cross in the top right hand corner to exit this message and view the live web cams).

From what you have seen or watched, you can choose from this selection of writing activities (do as many as you would like to):

  1. Write about your ‘trip’ to the zoo and the animals you saw. Remember when we visited Drusillas and the recounts we wrote. You can find some model texts of recounts here.  
  1. Write descriptive sentences about the animals using adjectives (fluffy, tall, smooth) and conjunctions (and, because, but, so). 
  • Write a poem about an animal. Remember the ‘Who Am I?’ poems or the ‘African Sound Thief’ poems that we wrote about African animals. You can find model texts of those here
  • Pick an animal that you have seen to research and write a fact file about their appearance, diet, habitat and even some wow facts. Remember when we wrote fact files about meerkats and one of the Big Five. You can find a model text of that here

 Remember:

  • Use the Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words (everyday words) document to spell these correctly in your writing. 
  • Edit your work – does it make sense? Have you used capital letters and full stops?  
  • For an extra challenge, you can use commas in a list, add a question into your writing and use conjunctions (and, but, because, so) to make your sentences longer. 

Maths

(new activities)

 

This week we would like you to get involved in some practical Maths about 2D shapes. You can choose from this selection of activities (do as many as you would like to):   

Here is a 2D shape mat that you can download to help you with your activities.

1. Have a game of ‘Guess the shape’ with a grown up or sibling at home. Take turns to think of a shape and then give some clues to describe it without saying the name of the shape e.g. it is a 2D shape, it has 4 sides, all sides are equal length, it has 4 vertices and it is a quadrilateral. You could draw the shape first on a piece of paper and hide it behind your back for extra fun!   

Challenge – Can you write a guess my shape ‘What am I?’ riddle, by writing down the clues.   

2. Create a 2D shape collage or drawing. Can you write down the names of the shapes you’ve used? How many? Use your shape word mat to help you with spellings.

3. Can you compare and sort 2D shapes by their properties? Can you create a Venn diagram to show your comparisons? Click here for some ideas to help you.

4. Play a 2D shape game here.   

5. Can you create a 2D shape pattern? You could start a pattern and ask someone at home if they can follow and complete your pattern.   

Optional extension 1: Please see the Maths games links on our main Year 2 page for further Maths games that will help support our work on money, time and arithmetic – times tables, number bonds, doubles and halves.   

Optional extension 2: Continue to work your way through the KS1 Maths SAT Buster 10-Minute Test. Complete one activity each day. Mark your work with an adult. Complete any corrections. (Please note that we haven’t covered time and shape yet so your child may need your support with these specific questions). 

Science 

(new activities) 

We would like to revise the Materials work that we did in the Autumn term using: 

Materials and their uses

Which material do we use?

From your online learning, you can choose from this selection of activities (do as many as you would like to): 

  • Go on a materials hunt around your house. How many different materials can you find? Can you find examples of: wood, glass, metal, plastic, fabric, wool and stone?  
  • Create a materials poster and draw and label examples of each type of material. 
  • Using the materials that you have found around your house, can you sort them into their different properties? Click here to download some key words for the properties of materials. 
  • Choose one of the materials that you have found. Create a booklet all about this material. On the first page, list its main properties. On the following pages, draw and describe some different uses for your material. Challenge: give reasons as to why this material is suitable for each of the uses that you have decided.  

Project

(new two week project)

Please find details of this here: Brighton Landmark project.

PE and Mindfulness

(new activities)

Can you create a superhero inspired dance routine?  

You could do this independently or perhaps a group performance with siblings/ families members at home.  Can you teach someone else your favourite move that is in your routine?

There are lots of websites and Youtube channels which will give you fun ideas and activities to stay fit and healthy over this period. We have recommended a few below:

 

Pupils with additional needs

(new activities)

If some of these activities are a little tricky, have a go at some of these differentiated activities below: 

Reading

You can try some of these reading journal activities.  

Writing

Focus on writing tasks 2 and 3 from above. You can download a word bank to help you spell some zoo vocabulary here and a descriptive word bank with some adjectives to get you started here.

Maths

Focus on 2D shape activities 1, 2 and 5. 

 

Can you create a superhero inspired dance routine?  

You could do this independently or perhaps a group performance with siblings/ families members at home.  

Can you teach someone else your favourite move that is in your routine?