Welcome to the Year 2 Home Learning Page!
Hello Year 2
Just because you have to learn from home at the moment, don't think that we have forgotten you. We have planned daily mathematics, literacy and wider curriculum sessions for you to be involved in. We would like you to send any completed work to our Year 2 email address so that we can mark your work and see how you are getting on. The year 2 team can be contacted daily on the following email so please don't hesitate to send any questions that you have too.
Our contact email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Any emails that you send will come directly to the Year 2 teachers (Miss Siddall and Miss Kelly). Please contact us through this email address only and we will get back to you asap, via email or telephone call (this may show as an unknown number on your phone screen). Please don't ring the office about queries relating to learning as it is the teachers that need to support you with this.
Please see below for the lessons that we have set - they have been broken down into activities for each day. We hope that you enjoy the learning that we set for you and we look forward to receiving your work. Also please remember to READ, READ, READ! We will provide reading materials for you on this site but also please read any books, comics, magazines that you have at home. There are also many great online books and resources for reading, that we will point you in the direction of.
Please Note: All pre-recorded videos and activities can be found in the 'Home Learning to Download' section on this page. This is can be found on the right hand side of the screen when accessed via a laptop. But if you are using a mobile device it can be found at the bottom of the page.
Please Note: All videos and documents will be removed at the end of each week ready for future new learning.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THE 'RULES FOR LIVE SESSIONS ON MICROSOFT TEAM' BEFORE TAKING PART IN YOUR FIRST LIVE SESSION. THESE CAN BE FOUND IN THE HOME LEARNING TO DOWNLOAD SECTION.
Miss Kelly and Miss Siddall
Monday’s Work (1.3.21):
Check in time with Miss Kelly: 13:30
Miss Siddall's Class check in will be tomorrow
Literacy: Please watch the recorded Literacy lesson. Today we begin to share a new story with you.
Activity: Watch the recorded lesson and listen carefully to the beginning of the story that is shared in this session. Can you predict what is behind the hidden gates and what might happen next in the story? We would like you to draw a picture of what you think the aliens will find behind the hidden gates and then write sentences to describe what they find and what might happen next. We will reveal the front cover and title of the book in Tuesday's session.
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME IN MISS COX'S PHONICS SESSION TODAY.
Miss Cox's Phonics Group - Live session at 1pm with Miss Cox. The children involved in this group have been notified (the rest of the year group should follow the spelling Group work). Then complete Monday's Phonics task.
Spelling Group - Please watch today's spelling lesson via the downloads. We will start with looking at some common exception words before moving onto today's learning: LO: Adding 'ing,' 'ed,' 'er,' 'est' and 'y' onto words with one syllable ending in a single consonant after a vowel.
Miss Kelly's Maths Group: Today we will be looking at halves and quarters of shapes. There is a recorded video to watch before completing today's activity. You can print the worksheet from the downloads and cut the shapes out to sort them into the correct section. Or you can edit the worksheet on TEAMS where you could drag the shapes into the correct box.
Miss Siddall's Maths Group: Please watch the recorded lesson. Today we begin with a doubling warm up activity and then we look at halving throughout the lesson. You will need a piece of paper and a pencil as there are lots of activities for you to complete throughout today's session.
Activity: Please see the activity sheets in the downloads. There is a tricky and trickier version. Please halve the numbers using the strategies and methods modelled in today's session. If you haven't got a printer just copy the question number down, show your working out and write the answer.
PE: Today's PE challenge hoola hooping or sit ups. There is a video to watch to show you how to complete the challenge. Well done to all children that have taken part in the PE challenges during lock down.
Results from Challenge 6: 1st Bobby 2nd Charley B 3rd Beaudyn 4th Joshua
Check in time with Miss Siddall: 1pm
Literacy: Please watch the recorded lesson. We reveal the title and front cover of the book which we began to share with you yesterday and we find out what is hidden behind the secret gates!
Activity: Design your own pant wearing dinosaur! Carefully design your dinosaur, thinking carefully about what it looks like. Will it have horns, a frill or a long tail etc? Then we would like you to design a pair of pants for your dinosaur. We can't wait to see your pictures and creations! Then develop sentences to describe your dinosaur. Can you include adjectives?
Challenge: Can you use a possessive apostrophe in two of your sentences?
Phonics Group: Live session at 9.30am with Miss Cox. The children involved in this group have been notified (the rest of the year group should follow the spelling Group work). Then complete Tuesday's Phonics task.
Spelling Group: Today we are practising the common exception words: move/prove/improve/should/would/could/most/both/only. There is a video to watch before completing the look, cover, write, check sheet.
Miss Kelly: Today we are looking at 2/4 and 3/4 of a shape and recognising that 2/4 is the same as 1/2. There is a video to watch before you complete today's activity. Please note: As the activity requires the use of a ruler, the sheet will not be posted onto TEAMS.
Miss Siddall: Please join the live session at 11am. We begin with a quiz and then look at division in today's lesson.
Activity: Please download the activity sheet on division - there is a tricky and trickier version to choose from. If you haven't got a printer, just copy the question down and then show your working out and answer.
Geography: This term our topic has been, ‘Explorers.’ We have looked at the seven continents and oceans previously and it is very important to know about our country. There is a link for you to follow that takes you to a BBC Bitesize clip, which is all about the United Kingdom. After watching the clip, we would like you to complete the quiz and interactive activity underneath.
Live spelling test - This week we are looking at the Spring 2, Week 1 spellings.
Miss Cox's Spelling Group please join the literacy group at 1pm.
The rest of the children, please join at 1.30pm.
Literacy: Please watch the recorded literacy lesson. We finish the story today and look closely at the story ending.
Activity: Today we would like you to develop an alternative ending for the 'Aliens Love Dinopants story'. We would like you to become authors and change the ending of the original story. How else could the dinosaurs escape? How could the aliens help them? Do the dinosaurs travel to space and live there or will you change their new home too? There is a recording sheet in the downloads, where we have given you a sentence opener to get you started. Once you have wrote your own version of how the story ends, you can draw a picture to show what happens. Remember, there is no right or wrong answer, the story can end however you would like it to. Be as imaginative and creative as you can! We can't wait to read your ideas.
Challenge: Over the last two weeks we have looked at commas in lists and apostrophes. Can you challenge yourself to include a comma or possessive apostrophe in your writing today?
Phonics Group - Live session at 9.30am with Miss Cox. The children involved in this group have been notified (the rest of the year group should follow the spelling Group work). Then complete Wednesday's Phonics task.
Spelling Group: In spelling today we are looking at words such as, quarrel and want, where the letter 'a' makes a different sound. Please watch today's video where we will look at this together and there are activities to complete during the video.
Miss Siddall's Maths: Please watch the recorded lesson. We are continuing to look at division.
Activity: Please download the activity sheet - there is a tricky and trickier version to choose from. Today's activity is an investigation around which numbers can be divided equally.
Miss Kelly's Maths: We have looked at one half and quarters of a shape so far this week. Today we will be identifying a third of a shape. Please watch the recorded video before completing today's task.
Wellbeing Wednesday: We are going back to school next week and we cannot wait to see all of you again! Today there is an activity where we would like you to think about how you feel about coming back to school. Firstly, complete the empty face, showing us how you are feeling about coming back on Monday and then draw something that you are looking forward to.
There won't be any live sessions or recordings for Thursday or Friday this week. However, there are still lots of activities for you to complete and links to educational games for you to play. Please see below. All worksheets can be found in the downloads.
Literacy: We hope that you have enjoyed the 'Aliens Love Dinopants' story that we have shared with you this week. At the end of the story the children guard the pants from the aliens and dinosaurs! Can you remember how? There is a picture of how they do this in the literacy download section to remind you.
Activity: Today we would like you to create your own way of protecting our pants from the aliens and dinosaurs! See the picture in the downloads of how they do so in the original story. Can you think of another effective way of stopping the aliens and dinosaurs pinching our pants? Could you set a trap or create something that might scare them away? Draw a picture to reveal your plan and then describe how you plan to stop them, using full sentences. Remember your sentence punctuation! We can't wait to see your imaginative ideas!
Phonics Group - Please download and complete the activity sheet in 'Miss Cox's Phonics Sessions' download section. Today we would like you to use your sounding and blending skills to read all of the words and decide which are nonsense and which are real words.
Spelling Group: Please have a go at the spelling and grammar activity mat in the downloads.
Miss Siddall's Maths Group: Follow the link below to play the game 'Mental Maths Train'. I would like you to choose the division game by clicking on the division sign. Then choose the option to divide by 2 and play the game. You may choose to play the game again but by dividing by 5 or 10, after you have practised dividing by 2.
Activity: Please see the activity in the downloads. There is a Division Mastery Activity Pack that I would like you to look at. There are a range of questions that encourage you to think deeper about division. On the left hand side, there are lots of prompt questions that adults may want to use to support children in completing the tasks. If you find this activity too challenging, there is another division sheet that I have labelled as 'tricky' that you could look at.
Miss Kelly's Maths Group: Please download the worksheet within the downloads where you can review all the fractions we have learnt this week.
Reading: Please see the Reading Activity in the downloads - It is called 'Hide and Seek'. There are also some questions for you to complete about the text.
Literacy Activity: Please see the 'Writing Super Dinosaur Sentences' activity in the downloads. Please scroll through each sheet as there are 3 levels to choose from. Look at the bottom of each sheet and see how many stars there are - this will show you the level:
1 Star - Tricky
2 Stars - Trickier
3 Stars - Trickiest
Each sheet has jumbled sentences. Can you put the words into the correct order to create a clear sentence? Remember to include a capital letter and full stop. The trickier version then asks you to create your own sentence at the end.
Phonics Group - Please download and complete the activity sheet in 'Miss Cox's Phonics Sessions' download section. Today we are looking at another way to make the sound that we looked at yesterday but it is a different special friend and is spelt differently. Today's special friend is 'ur' - nurse with a purse. Can you complete the activities on today's sheet?
Spelling and Grammar Group:
Please download Friday's Spelling, Spring 2 Week 2 and practise for the next spelling test at school.
Miss Siddall's Group: Please follow the link to play the 'Hit the Button' game. We have played this game before and so you should be familiar with how it works. Choose the 'times tables' option and then play the game practising your 2, 5 or 10 times tables. How many questions can you answer in one minute?
Activity: Please download the times table activity sheet. The sheet challenges you to answer as many questions as you can in 1 minute. However, I would like you to answer all of the questions, don't worry about how long it takes you. You could make it into a competition by timing yourself and seeing if you can answer the next set in a quicker time.
Miss Kelly's Group: Today in Maths I would like you to play the game, 'Hit the Button.' I would like you to choose number bonds to ten. (Select number bonds/make 10.) I wonder how many points you can get in one minute? Afterwards, go onto Time Tables Rock Stars to continue practising counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.
Reading: Please see the Reading Activity in the downloads - It is called 'T- Rex'. There are also some questions for you to complete about the text.
Other useful websites/ resources:
White Rose daily Maths tutorials and worksheets
Additional phonics info/web links/ activities:
There is a great website called Oxford Owl that has loads of resources around the sounds taught in set 1, 2 and 3. Scroll down the page and resources for each set can be found in order. There is also a link to free eBooks. The books are colour coded but do state on the front cover what set the book belongs to. Here is the link to this site:
Great Reading Portal
I also wanted to share a great reading site with you, if you are looking for some new books to read. There is a great range of fiction and non- fiction books available and a fabulous section on dinosaurs! Each book appears on the screen for you to read but also has an audio option too. If you click on the information button at the side of the book, it gives the suitable age range. Each book also comes with a dictionary for any unusual words that children may be struggling to understand. They can type the word into the dictionary tool box and it gives a child friendly definition.
Home Learning to Download
Year 2 Literacy - Recorded Lessons and Activities
|Friday's Literacy Work - Dinosaur sentence work (3 Levels).pdf||Download|
|Thursday's Literacy Activity Sheet.docx.pdf||Download|
|Thursday Literacy Resource - How the children guard the pants!.pdf||Download|
|Wednesday's Literacy Lesson.mp4||Download|
|Wednesday's Literacy Activity sheet.pdf||Download|
|Tuesday's Literacy lesson (2).mp4||Download|
|Monday Literacy Writing Frame.pdf||Download|
|Monday's Literacy Lesson.mp4||Download|
Year 2 Reading and Spelling Activities
|Spring 2 Week 2 Trickier Spellings.pdf||Download|
|Friday Reading Activity - T-Rex.pdf||Download|
|Thursday Spelling and Grammar Activity.pdf||Download|
|Thursday Reading Activity - Hide and Seek.pdf||Download|
|Recorded Lesson, Wednesday Spelling.mp4||Download|
|Recorded Lesson, Tuesday Spelling.mp4||Download|
|Tuesday Spelling Activity.pdf||Download|
|Recorded Lesson, Monday Spelling.mp4||Download|
|Spring 2 Week 1 Trickier Spellings.pdf||Download|
Year 2 Science Activities
Miss Siddall's Maths Group - Recorded Lessons and Activities
|Miss Siddall's Monday Maths Lesson.mp4||Download|
|Monday Miss Siddall's Maths Activity - Trickier.pdf||Download|
|Monday Miss Siddall's Maths Activity - Tricky.pdf||Download|
|Tuesday Miss Siddall's Maths Activity - Trickier.pdf||Download|
|Tuesday Miss Siddall's Maths Activity - Tricky.pdf||Download|
|Wednesday Miss Siddall's Maths Lesson.mp4||Download|
|Wednesday Miss Siddall's Maths Activity - Trickier.pdf||Download|
|Wednesday Miss Siddall's Maths Activity - Tricky.pdf||Download|
|Thursday Miss Siddall's Maths Alternative sheet - Tricky version.pdf||Download|
|Thursday Miss Siddall's Activity - Division Mastery cards - Trickier.pdf||Download|