Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 Home Learning Page!

Below, you will find lots of activities which you can pick and choose to fit in with your child/ routine.

I would love to see what you have been up to at home, so please keep sending your photos and messages to the teacher email.

Mrs Taylor.

Maths

We will be continuing with our work from White Rose Maths. Please click on the links to the files in the downloads below.

It would be great to also keep up with our mental maths work – this can be done verbally or through the Hit the Button App (can also be played for free in your internet browser). Please see ideas below:

  • Counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10. Challenge – can this help with counting in steps of 20, 50 and 100?
  • Moving on to counting in steps of 3 (new learning for some)
  • Number bonds to 10, 20 and 10
  • Counting forwards and backwards to 100 starting at any number (lots of children actually struggle with counting backwards)

Further Arithmetic Practice

I have attached several documents in the downloads which can be printed as sheets for arithmetic practice should you wish your child to have additional activities. These documents contain at least 8 sheets per download and should keep your child busy for a few weeks!

English

Spelling

Please continue to practice any spellings that you are not secure with from the Year 1 and 2 Common Exception words (in the downloads below) and you can start to look at the Year 3/4 list (also in the downloads below). If your child is secure will all of the spellings, you could have a daily lucky dip, choosing 5 different words to spell each day.

Reading

Continue to access the Oxford Owl website.

Writing

We will continue to follow the same format of the Hamilton Trust as for previous weeks – please continue from where you are up to. But again, if you would prefer to follow your child’s interests then it’s always a good motivator for reluctant writers.

https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

It is worth saying here that children also need to be able to read all of the year 1 and 2 common exception words. You could play a game of ‘fastest finger first’ with the word list.

Topic

Week Commencing 15th June: Space X Rocket Launch

I was really excited to watch the launch of the Space X Rocket on a mission to the International Space Station. Can you find out about the rocket? Who were the astronauts inside? What is the International Space Station like? What is it like for astronauts who live on the International Space Station? What training do astronauts have to do? What do astronauts have to wear and why? What would it feel like to be in the rocket?

Week Commencing 22nd June: Florence Nightingale

Nurses have been our superheroes and we have been clapping for them and showing them how much we appreciate what they do. This week I would like you to find out about a very special nurse called Florence Nightingale. Who was she? What did she do? Why was she so special? Can you write a fact file about Florence? Can you make a lamp with paper? Can you compare the hospitals that Florence worked in to hospitals today? Can you imagine that you are Florence and write a page in her diary?

Week Commencing 29th June: Materials (Science)

Materials would have been our next science topic. Please see the downloads for a Materials activity pack. The pack contains lots of practical activity ideas for exploring materials.

Week Commencing 6th July: Map Skills (Geography)

Can you use the skills used earlier in the year to create your own map. See the plan and power point in the downloads below.

Art Sessions

Rob Biddulph, children’s illustrator, has continued to provide live art lessons every Tuesday and Thursday. You can also find his previous lessons on this link. The sessions are great fun and the results at the end are equally great! Draw with Rob

Another really good Art resource is: https://www.facebook.com/Artscooluk/  

Additional Learning and Resources

Here are some additional resources should you require them:

http://www.theoaksacademy.co.uk/

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

 

Activities

Home Learning Activities for Week Commencing Monday 29th June.

If you require additional activities, please continue to use the arithmetic sheets in the downloads above.

Home Learning Activities for Week Commencing Monday 6th July.

 

Home Learning Activities for Week Commencing Monday 13th July.

Further Activities and Information:

Halton Summer Reading Challenge

Halton libraries are yet again promoting the Summer Reading Challenge. Please keep your eyes peeled for information and have a sneaky peak at the link here for a look at what the theme of the challenge is this year https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Hungry Little Minds

If you have any younger children in your house, you may be interested in the Hungry Little Minds Activities.

“Hungry Little Minds” is The Department for Education’s campaign offering simple, fun activities for children, from newborn to five. It has a range of activities and information to support the development of children’s communication and thinking skills and ideas to add into home routines. The activities are broken down into 0-6 months; 6-12 months; 12-24 months; 2-3 years; 3-5 years. https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

Tiny Happy People

Tiny Happy people has been developed by the BBC to help support families with young babies, toddlers and children’s communication skills. It has a range of activities,  tips and advice whilst staying at home; support with parenting and children’s mental health whilst sharing information about children’s development. The site has a range of activities; quizzes but also support information.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people

National Literacy Trust

The National Literacy Trust also have a range of fun activities and videos to support with children’s reading and literacy skills. There are several areas depending upon the ages and stages of children but include:

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/birth-4/

https://small-talk.org.uk/

http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/baby- Words for Life provides information, guidance and advice to support children’s reading and literacy development form birth -3 years; 3-5 years; 5-7 years and 7-11 years.

https://www.librariesconnected.org.uk/page/librariesfromhome- Libraries from home shares a virtual library and provides information  about summer reading challenges.

 

USEFUL LINKS:

Reading

Oxford Reading Owl

Love Reading For Kids

Listen to a Story

World ebooks

Download the app “BorrowBox” to enable you to borrow e-books from your local library.  Log in with your library card number and pincode and you can borrow up to 6 books at a time.

 

Phonics

Phonics Play – Login march20 Password home

Letters and Sounds

Phonics Games

Phonics and Reading

 

Spelling

Spelling Games

 

Maths

Hit the Button

Maths Games

Mental Maths

 

Extras

Watch Newsround

Learn a dance

Body Coach – Kids Workouts

GetSet4PE

 

Mindlfulness

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Have a brain break