Year 2 Home Learning

Welcome to Year 2's Home Learning Page!
 
We hope you are keeping well and staying safe at home. Please look out for daily updates for home learning for English, Maths and Topic-related tasks to complete. You are expected to complete learning at home while you are not in school.
 
Below is a suggested timetable you may use to help structure your day.
 
Remember you can send pictures of completed tasks and electronic work to the email addresses below. Please make sure you include your name and class when submitting work. We look forward to seeing your home learning! 
Class5@shirley.cambs.sch.uk    2AO   Mrs. Okai
Class6@shirley.cambs.sch.uk    2EB    Ms. Burles
 
Please keep reading at home and update your reading records!  There are some great websites where you can listen to books being read online as well as access other reading resources! Please see the link below.
If your reading level is 1-25, please go onto Bug Club and read the online books you have been allocated.
 
If you finish all tasks and can't find anything to do, please open the file with links to websites with activities to complete.
**NEW- Also check out our new RAINBOW CHALLENGES**
 
Ms. Burles and Mrs. Okai
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Home Learning
 
Thank you for all the work and photos we have received! Please see below learning tasks for today.
Reminder: This will be the last post until after the Easter break.
 
 Remember you can access the Rainbow tasks and the recommended websites at the top of this page for extra activities!
 
Maths
Please open the file below for today's task. If you do not have a printer, draw the shape patterns on a piece of squared paper from your learning pack.
 
English: Reading activities
 
If you are at a reading level from 1 to 25, please go to Bug Club to access books that have assigned to you. We can check on Bug Club to see if books have been accessed and reading activities have been completed using our teacher logins so please do not worry about emailing to give updates on completed activities.
If you are at a reading level of 25 and over, please choose from the reading tasks and complete. You can choose as many as you would like!
 
Please open the files below to access files for these tasks as well as links to websites with online books!
 
SPaG
Spelling: Common Exception Words
 
Please see the file below for all of the common exception words for year 2. You don't have to practise them all today but can practise a few words each day by choosing from the spelling activities.
R.E./Easter
 
See files below for today's task. There is a Powerpoint and PDF version of the slides to go through with your child.
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Home Learning
 
SpaG and Phonics
 
Today's phonics activities are based on the grapheme -ng. Please remember you only need to complete the phonics task if you are in Mrs. Marsh's year 2 phonics group! 
Today's SPaG activity is a spelling task based on common exception words for year 2.
 
English & RE
 
Today's English task has been combined with RE and is based on writing a recount of the Easter story which is celebrated and remembered by Christians. Please refer to yesterday's RE resources to help with this task.
 
Please open the file below to access all tasks.
Maths
Please open the file below to access today's task.
Monday 30th March 2020
 
Home Learning
 
Maths
 
Open the file below to access today's learning task.
English: Free Writing
 
Open the file below to see what today's 'free writing' task is.
RE: (Religious Education)
Christianity: The Celebration of Easter
 
Open the files below to access today's R.E task and resources to help with completing the task.
                     Friday 27th March 2020
Home Learning Tasks
 
Maths
Below you will find the Maths activity for today linked to temperature. Choose your own level of challenge!
SPaG and English task
 
Open the file below to access today's spelling task and English poetry task!
R.E.
 
Today's task is to read this non-chronological report and answer some questions. You can choose your level of difficulty. One star is mild, two stars medium and three stars means spicy.
Thursday 26th March 2020
 Home Learning Tasks
 
Maths
 
Open the PDF document below to access this morning's task.
Phonics
 
If you are in the Year 2 Phonics group (the group that usually takes place with Mrs. Marsh), please have a go at playing this matching game. This is to practise reading words with the graphemes 'oo' and 'ar'.
SPaG and English/Art tasks
 
Open the file below to access today's tasks.
P.E
 
We know lots of you have been joining in the PE lessons with The Body Coach Joe Wicks! If you don't know about this, have a look at his channel on YouTube. There are daily lessons live from 9am.
 
We also know you are probably missing PE lessons with Mr. Fisher so here are some activities he has recommended for you to have a go at. Open the file below to read a message from Mr. Fisher with a list of activities for you to try!
                                                              Wednesday 25th March 2020
 Home Learning Tasks
 
Maths
 
Today we are going to learn about temperature. Read the information sheet to learn what temperature is, how we measure it and the units of measurement that we use. 
 
Look at the scales on the thermometers in the picture below. What are they going up in? 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s? How do you know? 
 
As the liquid in the thermometer travels higher, the temperature is getting warmer. The lower down the liquid in the thermometer is, the colder the temperature is. If the liquid in the thermometer goes below zero these temperatures are freezing and we write them with a negative symbol. 
 
Look at the numbers below zero. They look like they are getting bigger, don't they?! We know they aren't though because they have the negative symbol. It's really important therefore to remember to use this symbol when reading temperatures that are freezing, otherwise someone might think you mean a very hot temperature instead of a freezing cold temperature!
Maths Task:
 
Today's Maths task is to match together the pictures of thermometers with the pictures of different countries with warm or cold weather in the PDF worksheet underneath.
 
If the temperature is warmer what happens to the thermometer?
If the temperature is colder what happens?
 
Extension tasks: Try reading some of the scales. Can you order them from coldest to hottest?
Phonics
If you are part of the Year 2 phonics group, play the game below to practise reading words with the 'ar' grapheme. Then have a go using the words in your own sentences.
Click on the pictures below or just go to:
SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)
 
Recap how we use apostrophes in contractions by playing this game. Click on the image below to get to the game or go to:
English: Reading and Gathering Vocabulary
 
Look at the poems from yesterday's home learning task again (scroll down to yesterday's English task to view them again or download). Read them carefully and make a list of nouns, interesting verbs, adjectives and adverbs from the poems.
 
Reminder
Nouns are naming words and name a person, place, thing, or an animal (e.g. rain).
Verbs are actions (e.g. dripping).
Adjectives are describing words and describe nouns (e.g. imaginative).
Adverbs describe how an action has been done (e.g. softly).
Science: Living Things
Life Cycles
 
Click on the file below and complete the tasks listed. Click on the links below to help.
                                              Tuesday 24th March 2020
Home Learning Tasks
Maths
 
 
Practise your timestables by playing 'Hit the Button' on TopMarks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
 
Look at the image below and write down which objects should be measured using centimetres and which using metres. 
 
 
Maths Extension Tasks
 
Today's challenges involve using problem solving and reasoning skills applied to length and height measurement. 
 
The first is called 'How Tall?' How could you measure a very tall tree?
 
The second challenge is called 'Hand Span'. Why is a hand span not a very reliable unit of measurement?
Phonics
If you are part of the Year 2 phonics group, play the game below to practice spelling high frequency words from phase 3. Then practice them using the 'look, say, cover, write and check' method.
 
Click on the pictures below or just go to:
SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)
Watch the video and play the games to recap how we use apostrophes in contractions!
Science: Living Things
 
Click on the file below to access a short introduction to our science topic on living things. Complete the two tasks listed.
English: Reading Task
Poems Based on Seasons and Weather
 
 A poem is 'a collection of spoken or written words that expresses ideas or emotions in an imaginative style'.  A poem might follow a rhythm, use rhyme or repetition and words are carefully chosen to create an effect on the reader.
 
1. Read the poems below. Write down what you notice about them.
 
2. Choose your favourite poem and answer the following questions:
  • Why is this your favourite poem and what do you like about it?
  • How does this poem make you feel when you read it?
  • What does this poem make you think of or remind you of?