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Y2 Home Learning 1.4.20

Whilst school is closed, we plan to send a new ‘Home Learning’ document every Wednesday. However, as Friday (3rd) is supposed to be the start of the Easter Holidays, we are only setting a little bit of work and will resume again after the two week ‘break’.


We would love to see the work that the children are doing at home, so please share it with us in any way that you are able to (email attachment, photos of work, word documents, PowerPoints, videos, or anything else!). Anything you send, we promise to respond to as soon as we can.  


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 have had some technical difficulties with uploading photos and, from now on, will be uploading them in one go for each class, probably once a week.


Whatever you are doing at home, we would like to see it. Us teachers are REALLY enjoying seeing all of your pictures – each and every picture reminds us why we do our wonderful job.


Please email and ask us any questions that you might have. We will be happy to help with whatever we can. Don’t worry that you’re not doing enough, yours and your children’s wellbeing is very important at this tricky time.  


Any pictures that you send will earn you a Dojo!  


Our email addresses are: 


Please can we remind you to copy Mrs Turner ( into any email that you send to us. This way, if we are unable to access our emails, she will be able to get back to you with anything that is urgent.


After speaking to our maths lead it has been decided that the children can move onto the next tables when they’re confident but they will be tested on where they were before school closed when they get back at school. On return to school, we will make a decision, as a team, about how to move forward with times tables.


Remember that children can do ANY work in their green exercise book.  


New Activities 


How are you getting on learning to tell the time? Remember to use the clock that we sent home – once you have put it together. It has been great to see what you have been doing at home.


Remember you need to: 

·       On an analogue clock, read times that are o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. 

·       On an analogue clock, tell the time to five minutes.  

·       Know the different between the big hand and the little hand.  

·       Know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day. 


Once you are confident with telling the time, you should start to practise applying your skills to problem solving.


Attached at the bottom of this blog are some worksheets that might be useful.  You could print these off if you are able to, or the children could discuss the answers with another person or write the answers in their green books.



 Have you seen the loo roll animals that people are making? This link shows you how to make them: and the video shows you how to do it.

IF YOU HAVE A SPARE EMPTY LOO ROLL (or kitchen roll), have a go at making your favourite animal.


You could do some writing to do with your animal, using skills that we have practised at school:

·         Make a comic strip about your animal.

·         Write a fact file about your animal (this could be fiction or non-fiction).

·         Write instructions for how to make your animal (the ones on the website are much more basic than the ones you could write!)

·         Write a diary for your animal. (A Day In The Life Of...)


Children: remember to make sure you write in full sentences (with full stops and capital letters), check spellings, carefully select your vocabulary and write with beautiful handwriting making sure that the letters sit on the line. If you are confident with joined handwriting, then make sure you are joining.


Reading  If you sign up to this free website, you will be able to access a range of reading books that are age-appropriate.


Over the ‘holiday period’, as normal, remember to read, or listen to stories, as much as possible.



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 on the gallery area of the website, 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. 



Watch this video with Mrs McMurdo’s excellent narration, to help you to make a lovely Easter collage using frottage.  Don’t forget to send us pictures to show how you got on.


Online Safety 

As we are all spending a little more time online, it is important to remember to stay safe. The children have already seen this series of videos (in September), but it gives a very important message. When the children have watched the video, they could create a colourful poster advising others about watching videos online. If you take photo, we could share them online!

If children have watched the video above, now watch this one (Episode 2):   Children could do another poster or a presentation to the family to relay the message