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Y2 Home Learning Thursday 11.2.21

Here is the Y2 work for Thursday 11th February 2021

Guided Reading –  (Part of the live lesson)  

Read the text ‘Roald Dahl‘ that we sent out earlier in the week. Then answer one of the questions (blue, green or white).   

LO: To be able to answer questions from the text 

How old would Roald Dahl have been on 13th September 2016? (blue) 

On 13th September 2016, Roald Dahl would have been ______________________ . 

Find and copy the three words used to describe the competition winners in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (green) 

1.______________. 2.___________________. 3.________________. 

What does a glossary help you to do? (white) 

A glossary helps you to ______________________________________________. 


English - introduced in live lesson 

In Thursday’s lesson, we will write instructions based on a Mister Maker video. If you are unable to watch the video, then write instructions about something else that your child is familiar with (washing hands, cleaning teeth etc.)  

LO: To be able to write instructions, based on a video.  

Say instructions. (yellow) 

Use some capital letter and full stops correctly. (blue) 

Use simple time words. (blue) 

Use most capital letters and full stops correctly.(green) 

Use imperative verbs. (green) 

Use varied time words. (green) 

Use correct layout. (green) 

Write detailed instructions. (white) 

Watch this video – as many times as necessary.://  Then write instructions for how to make the pencil pet.  

If the children would like to make a pencil pet, then we would love to see photos - alongside their written instructions. 

If you missed the live lesson, the narrated PowerPoint can be found here:  


Maths  - introduced in live lesson 

In Thursday’s lesson, we will be learning how to calculate one third of a quantity. The children may want to do this practically using practical apparatus – this will be the blue level success criteria today. The blue activity includes ladybirds for sharing and leaves for the children to use.  

If the children are working at green level today, they will either draw the groups on paper to share into 3 or count in 3s to calculate.  

If the children tackle white level today, we expect them to use known number facts to calculate the answer. E.g.  1/3 of 12 = 4   I know this because 3 x 4 = 12. The children should make sure they write down the number fact to show which fact they used to help them. 

If you missed the live lesson, the narrated PowerPoint can be found here:  

L.O. To be able to find 1/3 of a quantity.  

Using apparatus share practically into 3 groups. (Blue) 

Divide into 3 equal groups using a drawing method. (Green) 

Calculate word problems using known facts.  Write down the fact you used. (White)  

As usual the activities are attached at the end of the blog. 



LO: To be able to understand reversible and irreversible change of materials. 

Say what ‘reversible’ and ‘irreversible’ means (Blue) 

Give examples of reversible and irreversible change (Green) 

Give examples of reversible and irreversible change and explain how you know this (White) 

The narrated PowerPoint video can be found here:  

Some materials can be changed and then changed back again into their original state.  This is known as reversible change.  An example of this would be water that you freeze.  It turns into ice and when it melts it goes back into water again. 

Some materials cannot be changed back again into their original state.  This is known as irreversible change.  An example of this would be a raw egg.  Once you boil, fry or poach it (apply heat to it), you cannot change it back to a raw egg again.  This is known as irreversible change. 

Watch the recorded video to explore this idea further.  Can you investigate and write a list of materials that you can change and change again, back to its original state; and a list of those materials that cannot be changed back to their original state.