Year 2 2019 - 2020
Hello Year 2, well done on completing your first week of home schooling! We have seen some fantastic pictures of what you've all been up to! Dont forget to keep sending them into email@example.com as we would love to see your learning this week!
Below you will find this weeks learning tasks for Maths and Reading and Writing. There are activities for each day of the week, so it's entirely up to you which order you complete them in. Where possible please record your learning in the workbook provided.
We have created a series of projects for each foundation subject. These projects can be found in the "Files to Download" section below. Please work your own way through these foundation subject ideas, be creative as you wish!
We hope that you enjoy your home learning and find the activities fun and engaging! Keep working hard and make sure that you enjoy some fresh air whenever you can.
Please see our extension and enrichment page for some useful links to extend your childs learning at home.
We hope to see you very soon!
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Please find below ideas and tasks to help you to continue your child’s education at home. We hope you all enjoy these activities. Stay safe and healthy.
Ideas to support your Year 2 child- Resource free
- Read every day. Ask retrieval questions about the text, this is where the information can be found in the text.
- Write a diary of your week of home schooling
- Practise 2x, 5x and 10x tables.
- Go back through your spelling book and write sentences with these words in.
- Encourage division- by using the sharing method practically. If it is 10 divided by 5. Have 5 groups and divide the 10 objects between them, and then look at how many is in one?
- Go on a shape hunt for 2D shapes around the house. You could extend this by building something out of 2D shapes.
- Write a character description- describing your favourite character from a book or film.
Week 2 Spellings Date: 30.03.20
- Practise the Year 2 Common Exception words: These can be found in the back of your child's reading record. Or follow this link https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/year-2-common-exception-words-in-alphabetical-order-11423363
- Practise your spelling on Spelling Shed: https://www.spellingshed.com
- Practise your spelling on Spelling Frame: https://spellingframe.co.uk
- Choose 5 Common Exception words. Play some games with these words. You could play hang man, word bingo, spelling bee competitions and maybe a relay for collecting the letters to spell the word.
- Choose 5 Common Exception words and practise spelling them using forwards backwards. Write the word forwards then write the words backwards, e.g. forwards sdrawrof
Week 2: Weekly Reading Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day) Date: 30.03.20
- Ask your child to choose their favourite book- face time a relative that is currently in self- isolation and ask the child to read the book to them. Or alternatively ask the child to line up their teddies and ask them to read to them pretending that the teddies are their class. Make sure to encourage the child to read with expression.
- Ask the child to use the same favourite book and create a role play with the key events that happen in the story- pick 8 key events. Making sure to have a beginning, problem, solution and ending in it.
- On the next day the child could create pictures for each of the key events from the previous day and can practice sequencing the events in the order that they happen. To extend the child’s learning you create sentences and your child has to match them to the correct picture.
- Watch Newsround and discuss what is happening in the wider world: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround
- Get your child to read a book on Oxford Owl, discuss what your child enjoyed about the book: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
- Explore new vocabulary you find when reading. At the back of your exercise books you could write down any vocabulary that you like, and then try and write sentences with these in, so that you are clear on the understanding of the word.
Week 2: Weekly Maths Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day) Date: 30.03.20
- Teach the skill of measuring in grams to the children. Explain the importance of measuring, by baking a cake with the children. When you are measuring out the ingredients, explain that if we don’t measure properly then the cake won’t turn out right. Also, try and get the children to see what 5g looks like compared to 50g.
- Teach heavier and lighter. Pick random objects around the house and decide which one would be heavier and lighter. Use the downloadable grid called heavier and lighter grid under files to download, or create your own.
- Next, choose two amounts in grams and decide which one the crocodile would eat. Remember that the bit that is the biggest would eat the heaviest object. Try and record a few in your work book, or use the sheet in files to download called comparing mass.
- Today the children will be comparing mass but this time looking at using the unit of grams. So 2 grams is less than 5 grams etc. You could do this practically if you have scales by measuring different objects and looking at the grams, or if you don’t have scales you could look at the side of packets such as flour etc that say the grams on them and compare the different packets. To consolidate the children’s learning have a go at the sheet below. There are lots of sheets on here, pick just one. However, you are welcome to do more, or to create your own way of recording it. This sheet is in the files to downlad under the name measuring mass lesson 4.
- For the final day the children can play a fun game of estimating the different measurements of different objects. Choose 10 objects or you can choose more or less. Write each one on a post it note or a piece of paper. Then write 10 measurements using grams on each post it note or piece of paper. The aim of the game is to match the measurements to the objects.
Week 2 English Tasks (Aim to do one per day) Date: 30.03.20
- Read the story of Cinderella with your child on the first day. The children have looked at this story during their story time at the end of the day, so should be familiar with this story. If your child is not familiar with it then watch the you tube clip below. Or tell your child what you know so far and develop on it together.
- Ask the children to create a performance of the story so that they’re familiar with the story. You could even get other family members involved in performing the story. Below is a link with a script for Cinderella that you could use. Or you could create your own script.
- Look over what a letter looks like with your child. The structure of it. The key features that you should look at should be- address, date, greeting, opening, main text, closing and closure. Click on features of a letter for the sheet or find a letter in the house and go through the features of it.
- Now that the children have looked at what a letter is and learnt the story of Cinderella. They will be creating a letter to invite a family member to a ball that will be held on Friday morning. This letter could be written to a family member who is in self-isolation. The child needs to make sure that they include the features from the previous lesson, when they learnt and labelled features of a letter. The letter needs to be written as if they are Cinderella and it is her birthday that they are being invited to.
- IT IS TIME TO PUT YOUR BALL GOWN ON OR SMART OUTFIT! The final English lesson will be the child holding the ball that they’ve prepared for using the letter. You might want to facetime the person who you sent the letter to so that they can be involved in the ball. You can play any type of music that you want, maybe take a picture and send them to the schools email address so that we can see your ball.
Please click on files to download and click on 'Foundation Subjects' for lots of fantastic foundation ideas.
Well Done Year 2!
You are doing so well, keep going!