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Y2 Home Learning 29.4.20

New Activities for Year 2 this week.  Remember the ongoing activities blog for any additional activities.

Hi All. We hope you are well, safe and getting ‘used to’ being at home. We miss you all and, like most people, look forward to when we can be ‘back to normal’. As always please keep in touch: feel free to send us photos of anything that you have been doing or drop us an email if you have any questions, queries or just want to chat! Anything you send, we promise to respond to as soon as we can.   

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

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).  

Please 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!   

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                                                                    New Activities 


This week, we are learning about a data handling. Please watch the PowerPoint video and have a go at making your own pictogram and bar graph/ chart. 

Click on the links to find a number of data handling activities (unfortunately, they won’t work without Flash Player). 

Games that don’t need Flash Player and may be more tablet friendly: 



This week, we would like you to learn about postcards.   

Hopefully, most of you will have designed or created an imaginary beach resort as part of the first project we set you. (If you haven’t, don’t worry, just draw a picture of what your perfect beach resort would look like.) 

We have two activities for you to do before you to write a postcard as though you are at your beach resort.  

Follow the instructions on the PowerPoint video:

Activity One: Adjectives 

Listen to the PowerPoint, then read Miss Beasley’s postcard. Find the adjectives in the postcard. Then, if you can, use them in your own sentences. Or write your own sentences using adjectives.    

Activity Two: Read some postcards 

Read the attached postcards, as well as Miss Beasley’s and any that you have at home. Discuss the features. 

Do you notice that it is similar to a recount? 
Can you find any adjectives? 
Are there any time words? 
Which tense is it mostly written in? 
How is the layout different to another piece of writing? 

Activity Three: Write your imaginary postcard 

Write your postcard to an adult at school, or a friend from your imaginary seaside resort. You will have to use your imagination and your memories from last time you visited a beach. 

If you are finding it tricky to imagine visiting your seaside resort. If the rain allows, you could do a seaside role play in the garden, or just write your postcard about what you have been doing at home.  

You might choose to do it on the postcard layouts (see attached), into your green book or on the computer - it doesn’t matter. If you would like to send the postcard, the whole thing will need to be made ‘sendable’ and you would need to incorporate sending it when on daily exercise. If you just want to take a photo of it and email it to us, then that would be perfect. We promise to respond! We plan to have a seaside display at school and would love to display as many of the postcards as possible.  

Last week, we asked you to design the picture side of a postcard – when your postcard writing is finished, you will be able to stick them together, of on the same page. 

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

Postcard 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) 
Use adjectives. (green) 
Use commas in a list. (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.  

A few simpler texts to answer questions about: 

Extension – for a bit more of a challenge, try this poetry comprehension: 

BBC Bitesize are doing a weekly reading lesson, so have a look and see what you think. Last week’s is still available, if you didn’t do it.  



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  

Listen to the story on the ‘Internet Safety Story’ PowerPoint video. Then ask children to consider the answer to this question: How do you use a tablet safely? Children could write down the answer or just discuss it with you.  Attached below is an internet safety rules poster that the children might like to refer to, as well as the song words. 



Mrs Evans has made up a dance for us to learn and practise at home.  Hopefully we will be able to perform this together when we get back to school.  The Year 2 adults are also going to be learning it as well, please share your practice videos with us and we’ll share videos of the grown ups too!!   

You may wish to download the video to avoid buffering while playing.  This link should hopefully take you to lesson 1 – password ‘Y2dancing’ 



Which types of houses or buildings are there in your local area?  Use the document below to help you identify the names of the different types of houses.   


  1. Which type of house do you live in?  How do you know? You could draw your house and write about which type of house it is. 

  1. Types of houses in your street.  Either by looking out of a window or when out on your daily walk can you identify the types of houses in your street?  You could put them into a tally chart, see the example.  Which type of house is there more of in your street? 


In Geography we have been thinking about seasides so we would like you to design your own seaside vehicle.   This week - draw your seaside vehicle design, think about the resources you have at home that you can use.  Label your diagram and write a list of the things you will need.   

You can watch this video below to help you. 


Think of 2 activities that Jews cannot do during Shabbat and 2 activities that they are allowed to do.  You could draw pictures of them.   

Extension - What activities would you normally do on Saturdays?  Which of these would Jewish children be allowed to do?