Spring Term 2021
If your child is unable to attend school due to self-isolation or national lockdown, please find below an overview of the key objectives planned for classroom lessons each week. You should be able to find suitable material related to the objectives via Oak National Academy. Please contact your child’s teacher via Class Dojo if any questions.
Spring Term 1
Autumn Term 2
Summer Term 2019/20
Year 2 Home Learning W.b. 13.07.20
Here is this week’s Home Learning. If you have any questions please contact us on Class Dojo and keep sending pictures and videos of what you have been up to!
The chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone are all still on our YouTube channel. We hope you are enjoying it! Follow the links to watch the videos.
During this time, it is really important for children to keep up with their phonics for reading and spelling. Therefore, we ask that you watch the 10 minute Ruth Miskin video’s daily. Year 2 children should be watching the Set 3 videos (please see the video release times below). If children want to recap Set 2 alongside Set 3, that is fine. The video clips are available for 24 hours so you can watch them at any time during your day.
From 1st June:
All films will be available at 9.30 am.
Set 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will restart.
Set 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons will include new words for reading and spelling.
New daily films:
- Read longer words: for children who can read Set 3 sounds and words confidently.
- Read Red Words 1: for children who are reading Red, Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Reception.
- Read Red Words 2: for children who are reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. Many children are able to read these in Y1.
- Read and Hold a Sentence 1 (from 15th June): reading and writing practice for children reading Green, Purple, Pink and Orange Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing with Set 1 sounds confidently and learning Set 2 sounds.)
- Read and Hold a Sentence 2 (from 15th June): reading and writing practice for children reading Yellow, Blue and Grey Read Write Inc. Storybooks. (For children reading and writing words with Set 2 sounds confidently and learning Set 3 sounds.)
Speed Sounds and Word Time 9.30am
Speed Sounds and Word Time 9.30am
Keep up the super work Year 2!
Miss Daguzan, Mrs Kenyon and Mrs Eames
Messages from teachers
This week’s learning will be on time, which is an area of Maths that we didn’t teach this year. This will be new learning to most of Year 2.
White Rose Maths home learning for Year 2. These are daily tasks which go live from 10am. The worksheets will need to be downloaded from our School Website from now on as they are no longer available through White Rose Maths for free. They are attached below each day along with the answers. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/
Monday – Lesson 1: Telling the time to 5 minutes.
Tuesday – Lesson 2: Hours and Days.
Wednesday – Lesson 3: Durations of time.
Thursday – Lesson 4: Compare durations of time.
Friday – Lesson 5: Friday Challenge.
Extra Maths Activities:
- Use this website to access Money activities. There are 3 match-up tasks within this section:
Filter to just KS1 using the filter option at the top of the activities. https://www.maths4everyone.com/apps/matchup/index.html
- Practice times tables using this website. See how many times tables children can complete within the time limit. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
- TTRS is very popular with a few children in Year 2 but I would encourage more of you to give it a go particularly as part of your home learning routine. There are battles which they can get involved in and they can choose a friend to challenge separately! This week there is another Boys vs Girls battle for Year 2.
This week’s English is based on the book ‘Man on the Moon’ by Simon Bartram. Just like last week, everything you need is on the two page document attached below. You do not need to buy the book, the pages you need are there for you.
Monday – Complete the Spelling Punctuation and Grammar test. The answers are at the bottom of the paper.
Tuesday – Follow the Explore it part of the plan. Look at the front cover and read the title to make some predictions. Then read the extract in bold and discuss the questions with an adult.
Wednesday – Look at the Illustrate it and Talk about it parts of the plan
Draw a picture of the rest of Bob’s room. Answer the questions on the talk about it part of the plan in your English book.
Thursday –Look at the Imagine it part of the plan and discuss the questions with an adult. Draw or write about the events that have happened in Bob’s.
Friday –Use the Create it part of the plan. Discuss the questions with an adult. Create a self-portrait answering the questions on the plan write about why you chose to include
For this week’s guided reading there are three different comprehension tasks and each is differentiated three ways.
Where reading activities are differentiated with stars (*), children will find one star activities easier and three stars more challenging. Choose one of the sheets to complete each day.
Practise the weekly spellings attached in the document below and maybe even some extra common exception words. Children could complete their weekly spelling test in their exercise book.
Friday– https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ Log on to phonics play (parents have free access and instructions about how to create a log in are on the phonics play website) and revise our phonics and different spelling rules by playing the games.
Daily – Continue to watch these daily videos, with your child, to help with their phonics. Focus on the set 3 sounds.
Handwriting on Letter Join
This is a website that we often use in school to assist with teaching cursive handwriting. There are lots of useful activities on offer such as practicing letter formation, listening to sentences being dictated and trying to accurately spell the words needed to using Year 2 common exception words in sentences. There is a dictation activity that we have set as this week’s home learning on the website so if you could have a go at this that would be great. Please let us know how you find navigating the website and if you have any questions do not hesitate to get in touch with one of the Year 2 team.
Here is the information for logging in to the website. It can be accessed via a desktop computer, laptop or tablet.
This week’s home learning is about Grace Darling. We would like you to read about her and using some of the information write your own fact file about her. There is also a portrait of Grace Darling for you to copy and draw your own version.
As it is the last week before the Summer Holidays, we want you to create a well-being plan. This can be some notes on a piece of paper or a poster. Your plan must include:
- 3 healthy recipes you will try over Summer
- 3 exercise activity ideas, which you can do over Summer
- 3 activities that would make you feel calm and happy
- Create a list of dos and don’ts for the holidays (see our example)
-Eat 5 fruits or vegetables a day
-Make my bed every morning
-Play on the computer everyday
-Use cruel words
Why not try out some of these fun Cosmic Yoga routines. The Harry Potter one is great!
- GoNoodle – A fun and funky way to keep fit.
Joe Wicks – The Body Coach will be holding live PE lessons every weekday on his YouTube channel at 9am. Please see the link to his page below.
Using your Yumu login, sent via Class Dojo, there is some work for all Year 2s. It’s called Friendship Song.
It has a song to learn and sing, music to listen to and some games to play as well.
As well as Yumu there are many opportunities to listen to music around us. Try to respond to some of it by drawing a picture, dancing, writing a poem or just relaxing with your eyes closed.
Learning Question – What is the best way for a Jew to show commitment to God?
From lesson 2 the plan will follow a simple structure of watching a video clip about Judaism and responding in any way – writing, drawing, making. The reason for this is that the summer 2 plan isn’t easily compatible with online learning and would need teacher input. Instead we will be looking at (and sometimes revising) a variety of aspects of Jewish life and religion. Encourage the children to be reflective with their responses – always saying what they think and how they feel about what they learn.
Lesson 2 (w/b 8.6.20)
Revision – Meet a Jewish Family
Lesson 3 (w/b 15.6.20)
Introduction to Shabbat
Lesson 4 (w/b 22.6.20)
Celebrating Shabbat in a Jewish home
Lesson 5 (w/b 29.6.20)
The closing of Shabbat
Lesson 6 (w/b 6.7.20) Evaluation and Expression
Celebrating Shabbat at the synagogue
I would recommend that Year 2 children continue to go onto the website with ‘Harold’s Daily Diary’.
It is set up by the scheme that we follow for PSHE at school and is an excellent daily resource.
It contains colouring, stories, creative activities, exercise, brain gym and more.
It is based on the need to do the following 5 things to stay happy and mentally well.
- Be Active
- Get Creative
- Mindful Moments
- Connect with Others
- Give to Others
It’s an excellent resource and very appropriate for Year 2s.
In addition to that here are two ‘lessons’ that can be done with children from the scheme.
- Sam moves away
The story addresses some of the emotions that children may be feeling at this time as they have been unable to see their friends and family in the normal way.
Parent/carer read the story to the child/children. Discuss the questions as they appear on the story sheet. Child responds to the story in a way that is appropriate for them – e.g: drawing Sam and Harold playing or having a skype call or before Sam moved away – pay attention to drawing the emotion on their faces; drawing themselves when they have had to say goodbye to someone (perhaps family visitors who have stayed for Christmas); writing an email or letter to someone who they haven’t seen for a while.
2. Haven’t you grown!
Talk about how fast babies and children can grow. Perhaps you know of someone personally – a brother or sister or a neighbour or family member. If possible look at photos from when younger. Talk about the types of changes they can see – size, hair and looks, things they are able to do etc.
Fold a paper in half. In one draw yourself as a baby and write something you could do and something you liked. In the other one draw yourself now and write something you can do now and something you like.
Please continue to visit ‘Harold’s Daily Diary’.
Coram Life Education SCARF – Harold, the happy, healthy giraffe mascot, will be posting a daily blog: Harold’s Daily Diary! Each day he’ll be giving children positive, fun messages about what he’s doing to stay happy and healthy while he’s off school, separated from his friends. He’ll invite the children to join in with activities he’s doing. He’ll be giving children ideas for how they can get a routine going for their day, including the things we all need to do to live a balanced, healthy life. These include: taking regular exercise, being creative, helping others, connecting with others – in ways that are safe and mindfulness – learning to enjoy the moment, here and now.
We love to see the children’s work through photographs on Class Dojo so please send pictures throughout the week and will do our best to facilitate learning for the time that school is suspended.
The Year 2 Teachers and Teaching Assistants
Previous Home Learning
Use this link to access all previous home learning – Previous Home Learning