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Year 2 Home Learning Week Commencing 20th April 2020

Learning in the Summer Term in Year 2

Over the half term, our theme will be:

Habitats

Dear pupils,

Please find attached a list of home learning for the time of the school closure. We would like you to complete a timetable for each day, which shows that you have spent some time on reading, writing, maths and cross-curricular.

Thanks

Mrs Shaw and Miss Hague

Reading:

Complete all of the following:

  • Read for at least 10 minutes a day from a book of your choice. Make sure that this book is age-appropriate and will both challenge and engage you.
  • Before you read your book make a prediction about the characters and what might happen to them.
  • Write a book review that you could share.
  • Choose any new words from the text that you have read and find out the meaning.
  • Choose your favourite character from a text that you have read, draw the character, label it and write some sentences about it. Remember to describe what they look like using adjectives and verbs for movement. 
  • Look at non-fiction books and discuss the different features such as contents page, index, glossary, sub-headings, diagrams with labels.
  • When reading model how to use different punctuation using ‘echo’ reading (ask your child to model this as it has been used in class). Focus on ! and ? 
  • Help your child find words that end in the suffix ‘ed’ or ‘ing’. Find the root word in each word and discuss the purpose of the ‘ed’ and ‘ing’ suffix (past and present tense).

 

Writing:

Spelling:

 Choose an activity each day from the following to complete:

  • Be able to read and spell all the Year 1 and Year 2 exception words – a list of these was sent home in the buff folder.
  • Summer spellings are on the website. Please also revise all the spelling patterns that you learnt for home learning during the Autumn and Spring terms.
  • Access Spelling Frame to practise your spellings using different spelling rules. Type in the website and click on Year 2 and choose an area of learning. https://spellingframe.co.uk  

 

Complete the following:

  • Choose an animal of interest and read information about it. Write clear and accurate sentences about this animal using capital letters and full stops. Try and include at least one question and remember to finish with a question mark. To extend your writing add in adjectives (describing words) and verb (doing words). Use conjunctions (and, or, but, because, when, that, if) to extend your sentences and remember that you might need a comma.
  • Research animals in different habitats and/or investigate where creatures are living in your garden. Why do they like to live there? What makes them suitable for that place? These BBC clips about polar, woodland, desert and ocean habitats will help: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/z3sr4wx#z33vdxs Edinburgh zoo webcams – use these to research different animals and their habitats: https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/penguin-cam/ · Create a fact sheet or information booklet with diagrams and labels. Which scientific words can you use? · Research food chains. Create a food chain of your own by drawing / labelling pictures: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/z3c2xnb

 

  • Scientific vocabulary to use and learn.
  1. omnivore
  2. carnivore
  3. herbivore
  4. producer
  5. consumer
  6. predator
  7. prey 
  • Practise spelling these words. Then create a glossary and describe what each of them mean. Handwriting · Practise handwriting and joining letters correctly.

 

Maths

Complete all of the following:

  • Mathletics completed daily. https://login.mathletics.com/ 
  • Daily practise learning to read the time.
  • Daily practise- adding and subtracting to 20
  • Daily practise- counting forwards and backwards in 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s
  • Practise all times tables using maths frame https://mathsframe.co.uk https://www.mathplayground.com/math_monster_multiplication.html https://www.mathplayground.com/
  • There are some maths mysteries to solve on ‘Twinkl’.They will need printing off but try: The Mystery of the Grand Portrait , The Mystery of Peter Rabbit and the Beetroot Burglar 
  • Look at the fractions ½, ¼, 2/4 and ¾ as well as thirds. This can be done when cutting toast, sandwiches, pizza and even cake. Discuss what happens when you cut it into equal pieces. Talk about how two halves make a whole one, 4 pieces (4 quarters) makes a whole one.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBiYzF-0txw 
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEq7ZuYYCFE

 

Cross Curricular:

Choose these in an order to suit yourselves. You can spend as much or as little time on these activities depending on your likes and dislikes. However, you must indicate on the timetable how long you have spent on your project each day. 

  • ICT – send your Teacher an e-mail about what you have been doing. Ask your grown up to include a photo of some of your learning and activities.
  • There are some good free apps to help develop your child’s typing skills and key board skills such as ‘The Vehicle Typing’.
  • Use google earth/atlases/maps to locate and learn the 7 continents of the world and the 5 oceans (World Map included): Continents: Asia, Africa, North and South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia Oceans: The Southern Ocean, Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and the Arctic Ocean Below is a link to a you tube clip ‘Continents’ song that will help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6DSMZ8b3LE
  • Use your research about an animal and the work you have done on your animal fact file or information sheet and type it out on a word document. Insert a picture and then save your work.
  • Listen to different styles of music. Talk to your grown-ups about their favourite artist or song. Share some of the music they listened to whilst they were growing up. Do you like it? Explain. 
  • Create a musical instrument and keep a steady pulse (tap the beat) as you listen along to your favourite song.

 

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Year 2 Trip to Cleethorpes

Year 2 had a fantastic time in Cleethorpes. We  enjoyed learning about the great work of RNLI, especially when some volunteers were given the opportunity to get dressed up as a member of the lifeboat crew.  As always, the highlight of the day was exploring the beach with our friends.