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Y2 Home Learning 20.5.20

The next home learning blog for Year 2.

Hello Year 2 families. We are nearly at Half Term! We would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’. Thank you for keeping in touch with us; thank you for sharing what you have been doing; and thank you for embracing the challenges that we set your children each week. Knowing that the children have been having lots of fun; enjoying being outside; continuing with learning; and mastering new skills, has made this very strange time a little bit easier.  

Please remember that you are doing a brilliant job.  Whatever you are finding is working for you and your family, is absolutely fine.  Please don’t feel under pressure to stick to a rigid schedule or routine – do what works for you.  

That said, next week is half term! We have put together a list of activities that you might like to do over the week, in case you need some ideas of how to fill the time. We will not set any work next week, but we will endeavour to set more work on Wednesday 3rd June.  

As we said last week, as we know more about the possibility of school reopening, the school will keep you as informed as possible. Keep an eye out for letters from Mrs Turner.  

Remember that children can do ANY work in their green exercise book.   We have spoken to the SLT and after some discussion they decided it was not logistically feasible to get additional books to children.  If you have access to paper we suggest using this and keeping it together in the meantime.  

 If you send us work and you would like us to put it in our ‘gallery’, please say in the email that you give permission for us to share it as we cannot share anything without your permission. We will continue to upload photos in batches, so if your photos aren’t there yet, they will be soon (if we have permission).    

  Any pictures that you send will earn you a Dojo!     


Our email addresses are:    

 Any emails that you do send, please remember to copy Mrs Turner in, just in case, for any reason, we are unable to get back to you.    


                                                                     New Activities    


We are continuing our work on capacity this week. The powerpoint video in the link has a mixture of reading scales, reasoning and solving problems for you to tackle. In the attachments there are some worksheets to practise reading scales in different increments and reading volume in ml for you to have a go at.  

You can also practise your scale reading on the computer if you like. Use this link to play capacity countdown:   


Firstly, watch this PowerPoint video. It is long and contains lots of activities. Children will need to be able to pause the video, and will need a pencil/pen and a piece of paper/ their book.   

The link below is for the ‘Small Town Superheroes’ Game on BBC Bitesize – in Steve’s area there is a contractions game you might like to try.  There are two levels to choose – Easy/Hard. 

Once you have mastered contractions, see if you can use some in a set of instructions.  

Write a set of instructions for how to make a seaside vehicle. If you did not make a seaside vehicle, draw a vehicle, then write instructions for how you would make that. See Miss Beasley’s example to give you an idea of how to include all of the Success Criteria.  

Here is a Success Criteria, colour-coded, as it would be in school, to help you remember what to include. 

Instruction Writing Success Criteria 

Number the instructions. (blue) 

Write in the correct order. (blue) 

Include a heading and a subheading: ‘you will need’ or ‘list of equipment’. (blue) 

Use imperative (bossy) verbs. (green) 

Include time words. (adverbs of time on the video!) (green) 

Adverbs. (adverbs of manner on the video!) (green) 

Use contractions. (green) 

Use useful adjectives - ‘pointy roof’ is useful, ‘beautiful windows’ is not. (white) 

Proof read your work to make sure it makes sense. (white) 

All handwriting should be neat. Also, please encourage children to join, if their handwriting is neat.  It has been great to see some more joined handwriting this week!  


As well as reading five times a week at home, when we are in school we build reading into the curriculum as regularly as possible. The teachers aim to read to the children at least once every day.    

 BBC Bitesize Reading Lesson – Cyril and Pat.  Listen to the extracts and complete the questions and activities.  


Please don’t worry about which specific spelling lists your child may have been on at school.  Use the lists in the back of the reading diary and work through any that they are currently unsure of.  Any practice will be helpful to them.  If they can spell these then have a go at putting them into sentences to make sure that they are still spelt correctly then too.    


Mrs Hodge has made worksheets to go with each spelling list. If you would like access to these, tell your teacher which list you are currently working on and we will send you the corresponding worksheet.   


Online Safety    

Watch the video PowerPoint. It contains lots of questions that would ideally by discussed with an adult, but if that is not possible, encourage your child to think about each answer before moving onto the next slide. Children will need to be able to pause the video, but no equipment will be required. As ever, like with previous online safety activities, if the children would like to do more, then could produce a poster, leaflet, video, PowerPoint telling other children how to stay safe online.  


We hope you have been having a go at our dance, please do remember to send us your videos so we can include you in our weekly dance video!  All the grown ups are doing brilliantly!  We hope you enjoyed watching their efforts after completing lesson 3?  

If you’re ready for it then here is the link for Lesson 4…  

If you haven’t started yet but want to have a go it’s not too late…the links for Lessons 1 - 3 are below: 

Lesson 1:  

Lesson 2: 

Lesson 3:  



Thinking about your own local area can you create a detailed map using the Ordnance Survey symbols.   

You may want to use Google Maps or Google Earth to help you get a satellite or map view of your local area to help you. 

We’ve attached the documents below to help you with the symbols.   



Time for a little bit of seaside art. Have a look at the video on the link below. You can watch the pupil video (or the teacher one). Remember that you are not sticking the images down this session, you will need to keep them somewhere safe. Take a photo of where you want to position your images ready for the next lesson. Below we have attached some images you may want to use but you can challenge yourself and draw your own images for your seaside landscape.  

(Although it says it is for Year 1. it is actually for Y1 and Y2 – promise!) 

You don’t need to just make a seaside landscape, you could use the same skills to make a garden landscape, desert landscape, mountain and lakes in a landscape etc   

Maybe you could think about some of the food chains you have been learning about, where do those animals live, what does the landscape look like where they live? 



Watch the clip – Closing of Shabbat 

Talk about your weekly routines.  It’s likely that many of your routines have changed, how are they different?  Are there still times of the week that are special to you?  How is this the same or different to Shabbat?