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Y2 Home Learning 22.4.20

Here are this week's tasks for Year 2.

We hope that you had a good Easter. This term, we plan to continue to set work on a Wednesday. We have seen some lovely work and we really enjoy seeing all of the creative things that you are coming up with at home. It is great to see you enjoying learning at home.  


Please continue to share anything you are doing at home 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.  


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:  


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


Children, remember all the work we did on DB Primary. As long as your parents are OK with you doing this, you could email your friends on there. If you have a problem with your login, let your teacher know and we will see what we can do from home. If this doesn’t work straight away, google ‘DB Primary picture login Thrapston’ - this should work.  


                                                             New Activities  


This week, we are continuing with learning about time. Mrs McMurdo has done a PowerPoint about time intervals. 


There are also some activities to practise comparing time intervals and calculating them. Look at the links at the bottom.  



This week, we would like you to practise writing a recount.  


Firstly, read through Miss Beasley’s recount. Can you spot the time words? Where are they in the sentence? Can you think of any others? 


Then, work through the past tense PowerPoint. We have spent a lot of time working on past tense this year, but we know it is tricky, so thought it would be worth going over it again.  


Finally, write a recount about one of your days at home. It could be a schoolwork day, a weekend day or a holiday day – it doesn’t matter. Use the attached documents (Helpful Recount Hints, Irregular Past Tense, Past and Present, and Time words) to help. 


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


Recount Success Criteria 

Write in the past tense. (blue) 

Write in full sentences. (blue) 

Use the correct past tense verb. (green) 

Use time words. (green) 

Check that it makes sense. (green) 

Add extra detail with conjunctions. (white) 

Use powerful verbs. (white) – This might be ‘sprinted’ instead of ‘went’, or ‘strolled’ instead of ‘walked’.  


Remember to make sure you always 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. 



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 are doing a lesson on Friday for reading although you can access it whenever you like. Have a look and see what you think.  



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 – Episode 3 

As we are all spending a little more time online, it is important to remember to stay safe. The children have already seen this video (in September), but it gives a very important message. This is Episode 3 – see previous blogs for Episode 1 and 2. When children have watched videos, they could create a colourful online safety poster.   


Other Activities – we only expect you to do one, but feel free to do as many as you wish. 



What is a food chain? 

Watch the clip and carry out the quiz on the link below. 

Can you find a food chain in your garden?  You could draw it out.2qRemem 



Can you identify the features of your local area?  Which features are human?  Which features are physical?  Use the attached document at the bottom of the blog to help you.   

Please do not go out walking around your area deliberately to complete this activity.  In conversations with those you live with you should be able to identify which of these features you have in your local area. 


Can you list the special Jewish items kept in the family’s home?  You could draw and label them. 

What extra information can you tell us about them? 


Next week, we will ask you to write us a postcard. So, this week, we would like you to design a postcard from your seaside resort. This could be a beautiful beach scene, you doing something fun or a picture of one of the attractions. You can use whatever medium you like (paint, felt-tip, colouring pencil). Do your picture on one side of the paper and leave the other side completely blank (for your writing next week). Keep hold of these, as next week, when you have written them, you can send them to school.