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Y2 Home Learning 17.6.20

Here's the next list of home learning activities for Year 2. 

Hello Year 2 families. We hope that you are still doing well and able to make the most of the time at home. We appreciate that we have been home learning for many weeks now and it’s hard to keep up the momentum, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if we could help with anything.  

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.   

 Remember, we can put your work in the gallery which will inspire others to do what you have done. 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).     

Now that some of us adults are back in school, please just give us a little more time to reply – we promise that we will get back to you as soon as we are able to. If you have any queries about the home learning, please copy all Year 2 teachers into the email and one of us will get back to you, when we can. Please do keep sending us work and photos – keeping in touch with our lovely Year 2 families is really important to us. 

 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 going to continue to consolidate our addition and subtraction skills this week but we are going to use them to make totals with money and to find change. There will also be some problems and investigations for you to solve involving money. 

There is a Powerpoint video for you to watch and pause to answer the questions as you go along. Also, there are a number of attachments for you to download and either print and answer on the sheet or answer in your book. 

Here are some links to games and videos involving money: 


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.  

This week, we would like you to do this lesson from the BBC - Bitesize Daily Book Club: Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies by Pamela Butchart: There are a few activities to go with the videos.  


Our next English topic is stories by the same author and we have chosen Julia Donaldson.  

In recent weeks, Julia Donaldson has been reading and performing her stories, which you might like to look at throughout this block of English. It is a facebook page, but you do not need an account to access it. As they are on facebook, please supervise your children when why are watching the videos:  

Activity 1 

Ask your children to think about the Julia Donaldson books that they know. 

Key questions: 

What is your favourite Julia Donaldson book? Why? 

Who is your favourite Julia Donaldson character? Why? 

Activity 2 

Read some Julia Donaldson books, if you have them at home, use that copy, if not there are some YouTube links below: 

The Smartest Giant in Town:   

The Scarecrows’ Wedding:   

The Highway Rat:   

The Snail and the Whale:   

The Gruffalo:  

A Squash and a Squeeze:   


Discuss the stories.  

Who were the main characters? 

What was the plot (storyline)? 

What was your favourite part? Why? 

Who did you like? Who didn’t you like? Why? 

Did you like the story? Why? 

Would your friends like this story? Why? 

Activity 3 

Now that you have read some of Julia Donaldson’s books, choose your favourite one to write a book review about. We have attached two book review templates – the on labelled ‘blue’ is slightly easier to complete than the one labelled ‘green’. If your child usually does ‘white’, encourage them to use the sheet labelled ‘green’ in the first instance, then write the book review up onto another piece of paper or in their book.  

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

Write in full sentences. (blue) 

Write in the first person. (blue) 

Use conjunctions. (green) 

Use adjectives. (green)  

Choose vocabulary carefully. (white) 


Remember Mrs Hodge has made some spelling activity sheets.  If you would like these then please email the Year 2 teachers and we will send them out to you. 

There are lots of spelling and SPAG games that you can play here: 

If you have found any other games or activities that have been fun to do with spellings please let us know and we can share these with the other Year 2 children as well. 


Below is attached a ‘How to grow a rainbow’ experiment, which you should be able to do with household items.   

You could record your prediction before you start: What will happen to the felt tip pen?  Why?   

Draw a diagram or take a photograph at the end remembering to label a diagram clearly. 

Write your conclusion - compare what happened to your prediction. How does the rainbow ‘grow’?  Why do you think this happens?  Would it work if you used wax crayons? Why/not? 

Online Safety     

Complete both the activities on this link – it will involve re-watching one of the videos that we sent to you when school first closed.  


Don’t forget you can use the file you saved before or start a new one this lesson.  If you do save it you can also email it to us and we can see your coding. 

Hopefully you got on well with choosing a Sprite and Background as well as exploring the motion blocks.  This week we are going to be looking at using the arrow keys to move your Sprite as well as adding Sound blocks. 

Watch the Scratch tutorial video for Lesson 2 here:  


Remind yourself about Florence Nightingale using the links below: 

Here are the links to remind you of Mary Seacole as well if needed.  

Look at the document below.  Who do you think each statement was about Mary Seacole or Florence Nightingale?  Choose at least 1 statement for each and explain who you think it describes and why you think that.   

E.g. “sentence from the bubble here” describes Mary/Florence because… 


We will be continuing with lessons on Kapow this week. This is lesson 4: 

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

Remember from the last few weeks you know that you don’t need to just think about a seaside landscape, you could use the same skills to make a garden landscape, desert landscape, mountain and lakes in a landscape using the work of a different artist.  

You will need your piece of work from lesson 2 where you added textures to an artist’s picture. 

You will also need paint (or chalks if you have no paint). 


Watch the clip – The Four Questions of Passover 

What were the 4 questions and the 4 answers? 


This week, we have decided to talk about sun safety. The sun might come back soon...! Listen to the sun safety PowerPoint video, then design a poster that could be displayed on a beach, to remind people that they need to wear certain things and look after their skin when going to the beach.