Year 2

Year 2

Below are farewell messages from your child’s current Year 2 teacher.

Summer Reading Challenge!

This years challenge will take place online. It is free to join and lots of fun. Below are two documents –  a printable  colouring page and a flyer with more information and links to the challenge website. Have fun and enjoy!

Silly Squad Flyer

Johanna Basford Super Silly colouring

The below link takes you to a Government pages with a variety of links to many different resources. They are split into Secondary,  Primary etc.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

If your child has any special educational needs or an EHCP click here to see useful information and resources.

15.7.20

English

Today’s story focus work is on what makes a good character. Click on the link below and work through the activities which culminates in making your own character. Work alongside an adult if possible.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhqxwnb

Maths

Continuing with the time theme from yesterday, today’s work focuses on hours and days. Time can be tricky so ask an adult to work with you when completing the work. Click on the link below to take you to today’s activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbx6wnb

14.7.20

English

For today’s writing, you will learn about fact and fiction books. Click on the link and read the learning reminders. Then watch the videos before completing the activities. Try and keep the words you come up with for later on in the week.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zw98bqt

After this, try and find a fact book you have at home and a fiction book. Read them both today to  an adult and see what differences you notice.

Maths

Today’s maths will remind you all about telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes; an important skill to know!

Click on the below link, read the learning summary, reminder video and then complete the 3 activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsvbp4j

13.7.20

English

Try and learn these spellings this week by writing them out several times. Also write a sentence for each word.

Challenge: Can you write a short story and include each word from your spelling list?

At the end of the week get someone to test you!

Group 1

high

sigh

pie

try

tie

cry

Group 2

sight

might

fight

tight

light

night

tonight

knight

bright

right

Group 3

(Same as group 2 plus three spellings below)

delight

insight

plight

Maths

For your math’s work today we would like you to go on a shape hunt. We would like you to look for 2d and 3d shapes. Start by looking around your house. Next, have a look in your garden (if you have one). Finally, go on a walk with an adult and try as find as many as you can on your travels.

2d shapes to look for: squares, rectangles, circles, triangles, diamonds, ovals and pentagons.

3d shapes to look for: cuboids, spheres, cones, cubes, cylinders, square based and triangular based pyramids and triangular prisms.

Use the two sheets below to help you keep a tally of what you find. You may need to add some more of the 3d shapes to your sheet.

Also, why not take a photo of the shapes you find when you are out on your walk or in your garden?

Look at the side of a house? What shape is it? Have fun!

shape hunt sheet2D

3D Shape Hunt(1)

Topic

Use the link below to take you to a fun music lesson. There is a video to watch and 4 activities to try at home.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4jjcmn

10.7.20

English

Spelling test day! Get an adult to test you – can you get them all correct?

English today is all about telling jokes and tall stories! Try learning some of the jokes to try on your family and friends. Learn what is meant by a ‘shaggy dog story’ and how to tell one successfully. Finally why not write about something funny that happened to you? Please click on the link below.

English 10th July 2020

Maths

For Maths today you will have fun making your own Mobius ring…… and be prepared to be amazed! Please click on the link below.

Maths 10th July 2020

9.7.20

English

For English today you will have lots of fun reading and learning your favourite riddles! You could even have a try at writing some riddles of your own! There is also a fun spelling game to try.  Please click on the link below.

English 9th July 2020

Maths

Maths today is an investigation – a great way to learn to think mathematically, apply logic, spot patterns and improve your perseverance. Please click on the link below.

Maths 9th July 2020

8.7.20

English

Today’s English will help you to identify description words and to use them in your writing. There are two short videos to watch and three activities for you to try. Please click on the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zshm8hv

Maths

Maths today is a game for two players which will be good fun but will also help you to develop some strategies – great for developing your thinking skills! Follow the instructions and remember to persevere! Please click on the link below.

Maths 8th July 2020

7.7.20

English

Today’s English will help you to identify action words and to use them in sentences that use different tenses. There are two short videos to watch and three activities for you to try. Please click on the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zt9gn9q

Maths

Maths today is a puzzle – great for developing your thinking skills! Follow the instructions and see if you can explain what you find out. Please click on the link below.

Maths 7th July 2020

Topic 2

Click on the link below to have fun playing a game, making a beat and creating your own song.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z69vtrd

6.7.20

English

Try and learn these spellings this week by writing them out several times. Also write a sentence for each word.

Challenge: Can you write a short story and include each word from your spelling list?

At the end of the week get someone to test you!

Group 1

love

some

come

friend

school

house

Group 2

afternoon

evening

morning

past

hour

half

minute

quarter

month

second

Group 3

(Same as group 2 plus three spellings below)

century

decade

calendar

Maths

Maths today is a brain teaser! A fun investigation for you to try to really test your perseverance! Don’t give up – remember problems and puzzles are great for your brain! Please click on the link below.

Maths 6th July 2020

Topic 1

Below is a link which takes you on to a page about cities, towns and villages. There are 2 short films to watch and 3 activities to help build your knowledge. Please click on the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zks4ydm

3.7.20

English

Spelling test day! Get an adult to test you – can you get them all correct?

How well do you know the alphabet? Click on the link below and then watch the video on putting things into alphabetical order. After that try the game. Next, with the help of an adult, write the words at the bottom in alphabetical order. Good luck!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsv6wnb

Maths

For your measuring task today, you will be measuring in millimetres. Read through the learning reminders with an adult before completing the the worksheet tasks. Perhaps you could do some actual measuring of millilitres in a measuring jug using water from a tap.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmn6wnb

2.7.20

English

Following on form yesterday’s poem, today we would like you to create an adverb poem. Remember, most adverbs end in ly. They tell us how an action / verb is being done.

Read the adverb poem by clicking on the poem link below. Next, try and write your own adverb poem. Can you do it using the names from our class?

adverb_poem

Maths

For today’s maths work please complete the 3 activities on measuring capacity and volume. There is a short video to watch first and remember to work with an adult if you can.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm4bp4j

Topic 2

Below is a link which takes you on to a page about dinosaurs! There is a game to play, a video to watch and an activity to complete.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z8cm8hv

1.7.20

English

Today we would like you to write a counting poem. Watch the video first and then read the oxford owl counting poem before trying to create your own one. Can you work with an adult to create one?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdbtjsg

Maths

Today in maths we would like you to measure in kilograms. Read through the reminders before completing activities 1, 2 and 3.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z3qk3j6

30.6.20

English

For your work today you will need to click on the BBC link below. Start with the small town superheroes game before watching the video on questions. Next, complete the 3 home activities. Work alongside an adult if you can.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zg2cf82

Maths

For today’s maths work, we would like you to measure mass in grams. Click on the BBC link below. Read through the reminders with an adult before trying the 3 activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zcdrsk7

29.6.20

English

Try and learn these spellings this week by writing them out several times. Also write a sentence for each word.

Challenge: Can you write a short story and include each word from your spelling list?

At the end of the week get someone to test you!

Group 1

ear

tear

bear

wear

hear

each

Group 2

earth

learn

heart

search

heard

pearl

pear

clean

hear

tear

Group 3

(Same as group 2 plus three spellings below)

beard

cleared

peach

Maths

For your maths today we would like you to work out numbers which come before and after other numbers. You can use a variety of methods to work out the answers. You can count forwards and backwards using your fingers, you could use / draw a number line, you may be able to work the answers out in your head or drawing the tens and ones may help you for some questions. Remember to ask and adult if you become stuck and need help.

Try me

Before_and_After try me

I’m sure

Before_and_After I’m sure

Extend me

Before_and_After extend me

Topic

This week is art week. Click on the link below for some exciting challenges for you to complete and share. Enjoy!

Learning Project Art Week

26.6.20

English

Spelling test day! Get an adult to test you on your spellings which you should have been learning this week.

Next you need to watch a short video about comprehension and choose from the three suggested activities. Please click on the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zpfk3j6

Maths

Maths today has some real brain-growing challenges so remember to use your Growth Mindset! Read through the learning reminders and then choose your level of challenge. If you are finding it tricky you can try the ‘Spider Shortcuts’ activity. There is an investigation at the end to really test your understanding. Please click on the link below.

Maths 26th June 2020

25.6.20

English

Today’s English will help you remember what a verb is and how to use verbs in your writing. There is a video to watch and three activities for you to try. Please click on the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z8d6wnb

Maths

Maths today will help you improve your subtraction strategies. Read through the learning reminders and then choose your challenge. If you are finding it tricky you can try the ‘Pocket Money’ activity. The questions at the end will check your understanding. Please click on the link below.

Maths 25th June 2020

Topic 2

For your second topic activity this week you will first need to watch the two short clips below all about food chains.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z96r82p

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-the-food-chain/zbr8d6f

Now use the worksheet below to complete at least 2 food chains of your own using the information you remember from the clips to help you. Can you find any more examples of food chains?

Food Chains Activity Sheet

24.6.20

English

Today’s English will help you to improve your use of adjectives in your writing. There is a video to watch and three activities for you to try. Please click on the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zy8m8hv

Maths

Maths today is all about ordering numbers and number lines. Read through the learning reminders and then choose your challenge. If you are finding it tricky you can try the ‘Tag you’re it’ activity. The questions at the end will check your understanding. Please click on the link below.

Maths 24th June 2020

Topic

This week you will be sorting animals into a Venn diagram according to whether they are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. First watch the clip by following the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/z96vb9q

Now use the worksheets below to sort the animals into the correct places on the diagram.

t-sc-054-omnivore-carnivore-or-herbivore-venn-diagram-sorting-activity-sheet-_ver_2

23.6.20

English

Today’s English will help you to get better at spotting mistakes in your writing. There is a video to watch and three activities for you to try. Please click on the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z799ydm

Maths

Maths today is all about solving number puzzles – a super way to grow your brain! Read through the learning reminders and then choose your challenge. If you are finding it tricky you can try the ‘Testing Triangle’ activity. The questions at the end will check your understanding. Please click on the link below.

Maths 23rd June 2020

22.6.20

English

Try and learn these spellings this week by writing them out several times. Also write a sentence for each word.

Challenge: Can you write a short story and include each word from your spelling list?

At the end of the week get someone to test you!

Group 1

frown

crown

drown

down

brown

town

Group 2

whole

hole

knight

night

blue

blew

allowed

aloud

road

rode

Group 3

(Same as group 2 plus three spellings below)

there

their

they’re

Maths

Maths today reminds you how to halve and double numbers. Read through the learning reminders and then choose your challenge. If you are finding it tricky you can try the ‘Double your money!’ or the ‘Fair or not fair’ activity. The questions at the end will check your understanding. Please click on the link below.

Maths 22nd June 2020

19.6.20

English

Spelling test day! Get an adult to test you on your spellings which you should have been learning this week.

After your test, watch this video on question marks.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8x6cj6/articles/zcm3qhv

Then click below and complete the sentences by copying them out and putting the correct punctuation at the end.

Try and get an adult to check your work.

IMquestion1

Maths

For today’s maths we would like you to work on counting coins. Click the link below and work through each question carefully. Can you find a systematic way to add the coins up? Can you spot any number bonds? Work alongside an adult if you can.

counting coins (2)

18.6.20

English

Can you help retell the story of Cinderella? Click on the Cindersmella link below. The story is jumbled up with the words in the wrong order. Write the sentences with the words in the correct order.

Try and work alongside an adult if you can.

cindersmella

Maths

Today we would like you to work on your fractions. Today’s work will focus on 1/2 halves and 1/4 quarters.

Print out the sheets if you can. If you cant, using a ruler draw the shapes which you need to colour in. Ask an adult for help and to check your work.

colour_fractions

Topic

Your second topic task of the week is to attempt to draw a sunflower. To help you, click on the link below and watch the video. It shows you how to draw a sunflower.

Ask an adult if they would like to help you or draw one for themselves too!

17.6.20

English

Following on from yesterday’s work, we would like you to copy out and fill in the gaps of some incomplete sentences. Click on the link below for the sentences you will need.

ks1_simple_cloze_activity

Maths

With an adult, complete all of the handling data worksheets which you will find once you have clicked on the link below.

Handling data worksheet

16.6.20

English

Today you will need to read 3 short stories and then copy out the passages which follow. You need to work out which words go in the missing gaps from what you have read.

Click on the link below and choose at least 3 of the stories to complete.

Challenge: Can you complete them all?

CLOZE PROCEDURE for TES

Maths

Can you remember when we worked on measuring in year 2? See how much you can remember by playing through these games. Click on the link and work through as many as you can.

Start with Coconut Ordering.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/measures

15.6.20

English

Try and learn these spellings this week by writing them out several times. Also write a sentence for each word.

Challenge: Can you write a short story and include each word from your spelling list?

At the end of the week get someone to test you!

Group 1

oat

goat

moat

boat

float

coat

Group 2

unlucky

unhelpful

unwell

undo

untie

untidy

unhappy

unpick

unable

Group 3

(Same as group 2 plus three spellings below)

unusual

unpopular

universe

Maths

To start of with this week, we would like you to work on some word problems. Remember to read each question carefully. Draw the tens and ones if you need to. Ask an adult for help if you are unsure.

Choose your difficulty level below but remember, if you find one too easy then you should try a more challenging level.

Try me

maths_story

I’m sure

themed_wordprobs_minecraft

Extend me (complete both)

themed_wordprobs_minecraft

themed_wordprobs_cinderella

Topic

Please watch the below video which is again, on the life cycle of a plant. After watching it answer the questions below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z3wsbk7

  1. Most plamts grow from a ________ or  a _________ .
  2. What 3 ways do seeds get planted?
  3. Why do seeds need water?
  4. When a seed germinates it starts growing _______ and ________ .
  5. Why do roots grow downwards?
  6. Why do shoots grow upwards?
  7. What do some flowers turn into?

Ask an adult if they can buy you a packet of seeds (sunflower ones work well). Can you grow a seed on your windowsill over the next 5 weeks?

12.6.20

English

Spelling test day! Adults please test your child on the spellings they should have been learning this week. As always, scroll down to Monday’s date to find them.

Also today you will remember how to write the days of the week correctly and use them to write a diary.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvr6pg8

Maths

Our final maths lesson for this week you will learn to compare and order litres and millilitres. Please click below.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-and-order-millilitres-and-litres/

11.6.20

English

English today will remind you how to use exclamation marks in your writing. There is a video and three activities including a quiz to test your knowledge.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmng9mn

Maths

Today you will learn to compare litres and millilitres using fractions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-compare-mililitres-and-litres-using-fractions

You could also ask a grown up to look in the cupboard or fridge with you to find different bottles or containers with capacity measured in litres or millilitres and get them to ask you to estimate how much each one might hold.

10.6.20

English

Today you will be reminded of how to use contractions in your writing. There is a video to watch and three activities to try. Please click on the link.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjwcsk7

Maths

Today you will learn how to solve word problems that involve litres. Start by completing the quick quiz and then watch the video. Test your understanding by answering the questions on the worksheet.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-solve-word-problems-that-involve-litres

Topic

Your second topic lesson for this week will help you revise your knowledge of the 4 countries of the UK including some fun games for you to try.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z42pnrd

9.6.20

English

Today’s English has a game for you to practise your knowledge of word endings followed by 3 different activities for you to complete.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxpx8hv

Maths

Your second maths lesson this week will help you to estimate and measure in litres. Click on the link below to start the lesson with a quick quiz.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-estimate-and-measure-in-litres

Remember to keep practising your number facts! You could always use ‘Hit the button.’ Please click below.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

8.6.20

English

Try and learn these spellings this week by writing them out several times. Also write a sentence for each word.

Challenge: Can you write a short story and include each word from your spelling list?

At the end of the week get someone to test you!

Group 1

sea

dream

meat

each

read

scream

Group 2

enjoyment

happiness

joyless

careless

fearless

sadness

amazement

payment

excitement

spotless

Group 3

(Same as group 2 plus three spellings below)

penniless

breathless

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Maths

This week Maths will follow the lessons from the Oak National Academy website on Measures: Capacity and Volume. Today will remind you how to read the temperature on a thermometer. Please click on the link below.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-2/maths/to-be-able-to-read-the-temperature-on-a-thermometer-year-2-wk6-1/

Topic

First click on this video to watch a short animation about the life cycle of a flowering plant.

Now can you draw and label your own diagram to explain how flowers grow and produce new plants? Watch the clip a few times to help you.

5.6.20

English

Spelling test day! Adults please test your child on the spellings they should have been learning this week. As always, scroll down to Monday’s date to find them.

After your spelling test, please do some work on commas. Click on the link below. Copy the sentences out making sure you have placed the commas in the correct places. Ask an adult for help if you get stuck.

Commas for Lists

Maths

Can you remember the days of the week and the months of the year? Below are 2 worksheets for you to complete.

yesterday_today_tomorrow

y2_calendar

4.6.20

English

I hope you enjoyed the spelling games yesterday. Today we would like you to do some writing using prefixes. A prefix goes at the beggining of a word and can change a word’s meaning.

For example:

happy                      unhappy

appear                     disappear

On some paper, read and complete the sheet below by clicking on the link.

PC_prefix2

Maths

How well do you know your number bonds to 10, 20 and 30? Complete the 3 sheets by clicking on the link below to find out!

numberbonds_to_10_20_30

Art

With an adult, watch this short video on Tingatinga african paintings. After you have watched the video see if you make your own Tingatinga painting. If you don’t have paints then use colour pencils or felt tips. Pause the video on your favourite picture and see if you can recreate it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJhSfGzjEck

3.6.20

English

Today we would like you to do lots of work on your spellings. Click on the link below.  There are 10 games to play. Start with Little Bird Spelling. Then move on to Spooky Spellings before trying Forest Phonics. Once you have done these have a go at the remaining games.

How many spelling games can you complete? If you find one is too tricky then stop. There are different levels on some of the games where you can choose different year groups. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling

Maths

Today’s math work is a number puzzle. Complete the adding and taking away questions on the sheet below (print it if you can). Colour the numbers in the grid at the top from the answers you get. If you do it correctly you will see the name of a body part!

Remember to draw the 10s and 1s where necessary. Many of you will be able to do it using your mental skills. Make sure you double check your answers!

add_sub_number_puzzle

2.6.20

English

For your writing today, your task is to write a letter to someone in your class who you have not seen since the beginning of lock down.  You could write to your teacher or teaching assistant if you like.

Try and include the following things:

  • Introduction ( 2/3 sentences saying why you are writing to them)
  • At least 3 questions
  • At least 2 exclamation sentences
  • a sentence with commas in it
  • At least 6 adjectives
  • Different sentence starters
  • At least 3 contractions (e.g. can’t, I’m, they’ve, it’s)

Remember to tell the person who you are writing to things you have been doing. What do you like about not being at school? What do you miss about school?

At the end draw them a picture too.

Try and write it alongside an adult if you can.

Maths

Continuing with our fact family theme from yesterday, today’s work follows the same format.

Year-2-Autumn-Block-2-Step-1-VF-Fact-Families

1.6.20

Did you know the month of May has been one of the driest on record? Remember to help your mums and dads to water your plants!

English

Try and learn these spellings this week by writing them out several times. Also write a sentence for each word.

Challenge: Can you write a short story and include each word from your spelling list?

At the end of the week get someone to test you!

Group 1

now

how

cow

out

our

hour

Group 2

shout

proud

round

sound

ground

howl

growl

flower

brown

drown

Group 3

(Same as group 2 plus three spellings below)

scowl

fountain

discount

Maths

For today and tomorrow’s maths work we would like you to do some work on fact families. If we know one addition fact, such as 4+2=6, what other facts do we know for this family?

2+4=6

6-4=2

6-2=4

Click on the link below. There are three sheets to complete. Complete sheet 1 if you would like to do try me. Complete sheet 1 and 2 if you would like to do I’m sure. Complete all 3 sheets for extend me. However, I am sure that if you are working with an adult, then everyone should be able to complete all 3 sheets. Be positive and have a growth mindset!

Adults, the answers are at the bottom.

Year-2-Autumn-Block-2-Step-1-RPS-Fact-Families

Topic

For your first piece of topic work this week, we would like you to answer some questions about an African animal. Read the information about lions below by clicking on the link. Then, on some paper, answer the questions I have written for you.

Lions

  1. Look at the contents page. What would I find on p.4?
  2. True or false – On p.6 you will find out about baby lions.
  3. What type of habitat do lions live in in Africa?
  4. Why do lions have thick manes?
  5. Why do lions roar to each other?
  6. What is a group of lions called?
  7. How many lions live in a group of lions?
  8. Write 2 facts about a lion’s tongue.
  9. Write 2 facts about lion’s teeth.
  10. Do lions hunt at day or night?
  11. Can you write down 6 different types of prey which lions hunt?
  12. What order do the lions eat in once they have managed to get a meal?
  13. Read the fun fact. Try and draw a picture of what it is describing.
  14. Why don’t many baby cubs survive?

22 May 2020

English

Good Morning Year 2! Its Friday so remember your spelling test!

We hope you have been enjoying the Anthony Browne stories you have listened to so far this week. Today there is a third story in the series called ‘Willy the Dreamer’ for you to listen to. Afterwards you are going to write a review of the story and there is an example and some advice on writing a book review to help you. If you have time, why not write your own story based on those you have listened to this week? Have fun!

English 22nd May 2020

Maths

Maths today will help you remember the names and properties of some common 3D shapes. Read through the learning reminders and then choose your challenge. If you are finding it tricky you can try the ‘Shape Hunter’ activity. There is an investigation to try at the end. Please click on the link  below.

Maths 22nd May 2020

21.5.20

English

Yesterday you listened to the story of ‘Willy the Wimp’ by Anthony Browne. Today you will listen to a second story, ‘Willy the Champ’, and compare the two stories. Then there are some activities to complete, including  descriptive writing using adjectives and adverbs. Please click on the link below.

English 21st May 2020

Maths

Maths today reminds you how to count on in fraction steps. Read through the learning reminders and then choose your challenge. If you are finding it tricky you can try the ‘Order,order, order!’ activity. The questions at the end will check your understanding. Please click on the link below.

Maths 21st May 2020

20.5.20

English

Do you remember back at the beginning of Year 2 we read a story called ‘Gorilla’ by Anthony Browne? Today you are going to listen to another excellent story written by the same author and complete some activities about it. Please click on the link below.

English 20th May 2020

Maths

Maths today is all about counting back to subtract and using this to solve word problems. Read through the learning reminders and then choose your challenge. If you are finding it tricky you can try the ‘Take 10s’ activity. If you’re up for a challenge why not try the investigation at the end? Please click on the link below.

Maths 20th May 2020

Topic 2

For your second topic activity this week we would like you to first click on the links below and watch a couple of short clips telling you about rainforests and the animals that live there. There is also a quick quiz to test your knowledge.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/zxdsvcw

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zb2jmp3

Now using the information you have remembered create a poster/picture all about rainforests including interesting facts and information. Try to make it colourful and bright, just like the rainforest! Maybe you can do some more research of your own about the animals and plants that live there.

Click the link below for some more useful facts all about rainforests.

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/rainforest-habitats

19.5.20

English

For English today you will be reading and answering questions all about the poem ‘Out of a Cloud’ by Richard Edwards. Read and enjoy the poem with your grown up before completing  the activities. Please click on the link below.

English 19th May 2020

Maths

Maths today will help you to count back in order to subtract, using a number line and partitioning. Read through the learning reminders and then choose your challenge. If you are finding it tricky you can try the ‘Spot the Pattern’ activity. Check your understanding by completing the questions at the end. Please click on the link below.

Maths 19th May 2020

18.5.20

Good Morning Year 2! We hope you are well and taking good care of yourselves and your families.

English

Try and learn these spellings this week by writing them out several times. Also write a sentence for each word.

Challenge: Can you write a short story and include each word from your spelling list?

At the end of the week get someone to test you!

Group 1

saw

paw

draw

yawn

crawl

claw

Group 2

author

August

dinosaur

astronaut

launch

awful

sauce

squawk

Autumn

pause

Group 3

(Same as group 2 plus three spellings below)

exhausted

caution

audience

Maths

Maths today will help you learn to find a difference between 2 amounts of money by deciding whether it would be quicker to count up or count back, improving your mental maths skills. Read through the learning reminders and then choose your challenge. If you are finding it tricky you can try the ‘Penny Differences’ activity. Check your understanding by completing the questions at the end. Please click on the link below.

Maths 18th May 2020

Topic

The Maasai of east Africa are one of the best-known groups of people in Africa. They live in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. The Maasai have a population of about 1 million people. The Maasai language is called Maa. Now watch this short clip about the life of the Maasai.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zgfr87h

If you can, follow the instructions below to make your own Maasai hut. You might need to improvise and use different materials – just do your best and have fun! If you don’t have the materials you could try drawing a picture instead. Remember to make your design colourful and bright with geometric shapes and patterns.

maasai hut instructions

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