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: email@example.com. 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 (18.1.21):
Check In Times with your class teacher:
Miss Kelly: 10:15 Today's check in is with Mrs. Blackburn. There is a morning task for you to have a go at too. I wonder who will be able to make the most words? I will attach the Monday Task after the live check in.
Miss Siddall: 11:00 I am looking forward to seeing you all again on today's live session. This week there will be a fun game to play followed by a spelling activity. Hope to see you all at 11am.
Literacy: We will be focusing on a new fictional book this week that I hope you all enjoy. Please watch the pre- recorded video to find out more! We will be working on making predictions today and looking at some of the key vocabulary used in the book.
Activity: Today I would like you to look really carefully at the front cover in order to make a prediction around what you think the story might be about and what might happen in the story. The title and picture on the front cover should give you lots of clues. The front cover is shown and discussed in the video but I have also put a picture of it in the literacy download section. Then I would like you to explore some of the tricky key words in the book and find out what they mean. The link to the children's online dictionary can be found below:
Tricky - To write a prediction and then discuss the tricky vocabulary with an adult. Can you draw pictures to show what each word means? There is a template in the downloads to support this. The words I want you to discuss are on the sheet too and are also shared at the end of the recorded lesson.
Trickier - To write a prediction and then use the online dictionary to find the definition of the given tricky vocabulary as modelled in the recorded lesson. There is a template to support this activity in the download section.
There are two sets of spelling activities for you to choose from, depending on which group your child was in at school. If your child was in Miss Duffy's or Mrs Davies' phonics/ spelling group, they need to follow MISS COX'S PHONICS SESSIONS AND ACTIVITES. There will also be live lessons for these children led by Miss Cox. Miss Cox has made contact with the children who are to join her group and so they should know who they are and when these sessions are.
The rest of year 2, need to follow the spelling sessions and not the phonics sessions. However, if you want to revisit the phonics work too, you are welcome to. Please contact your class teacher if you are unsure which spelling program to follow.
Miss Cox's 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 Monday's Phonics task.
Spelling Group - Watch the Pre-recorded video (Led by Miss Kelly), which can be found in the 'Reading and Spelling Activities' section of the downloads. You will need some paper and a pencil.
Miss Kelly's Maths Group: Please watch Mrs Blackburn’s pre-recorded lesson in the download section. Today’s lesson is all about partitioning numbers. The video will show you all you need to know to carry out today’s activity of partitioning different 2 digit numbers. There is a tricky and trickier work sheet pick the one you think you can do. You can use these sheets or record your answers on paper.
Miss Siddall's Maths Group: Today we are focusing on the mental addition of 2 numbers. Please watch the pre- recorded video for today. There is a warm up activity on sequencing and then addition strategies are re - capped and modelled.
Activity: I would like you to complete the addition calculations on today's activity sheet. There is a tricky and trickier version in the downloads to choose from, depending on how confident you feel in addition. Please don't hesitate to email the year 2 address if you would like guidance on which level to go for. If you haven't got a printer, just copy the calculations down onto paper and then answer them.
Results from last week's star jump challenge!
1st: Tharley 2nd: Evie-Mai 3rd: Charley 4th: Bobby
All children who took part gained one point.
Take part in Mrs Jones' PE challenge, 'squats in a minute.' There is a pre-recorded video to show you how to do a squat correctly.. All the PE challenges will be in the Wider Curriculum section. Good luck with the challenges!
Literacy: Please watch today's pre - recorded video. We will be exploring the first few pages of the book (Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs), and then concentrating on the setting where Tom lives.
Activity: Today we would like you to create a setting description of one of the lighthouse scenes in the book. The picture that we would like you to describe is in the download section and is also described in the video. It is a picture of the lighthouse where Tom lives, on a stormy dark night. Please remember to record your ideas in full sentences and to include adjectives to describe. Remember your full stops and capital letters too!
Trickier - Challenge yourself to include a simile. This is where you make a comparison of one thing to another. This is discussed in the video and an example is given.
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 Tues Phonics task.
Spelling Group: Watch the pre-recorded video, looking at the 'ge' and 'dge' sounds at the end of words. You will need a pencil and some paper.
Miss Kelly's Maths Group: Please watch Mrs Blackburn’s pre-recorded lesson, which is all about ten more and ten less. The lesson looks at finding ten less and ten more than a given number and using a hundred square to help find the answer: eg number 57 – ten less= 47 and ten more = 67. Your activity is to then complete either the tricky or trickier sheet, which also have an extra challenge on them for you to try if you want. There is also a hundred square to either print off or just have on your computer screen to support you with the activity.
Miss Siddall's Maths Group: Please watch the pre - recorded video on adding 3 single digit numbers. In the video we play the 'Funky Mummy Game' which supports children's learning in adding 3 numbers. If you would like to play this at home, here is the link:
Activity: To complete the attached sheet in the downloads. Children are to complete the number grids which involves them adding 3 single digit numbers in the columns and rows. If you haven't got a printer, you can just copy the rows and columns out and add the answers. There are 3 sheets but you DO NOT need to complete them all - just choose one of the sheets. If you find this tricky, make jottings to help you as modelled in the video or you could use counters/ objects to support.
Challenge: Can you spot any number bonds or doubles to help you add the numbers quickly?
Science: We are still exploring different habitats. Today we are going to look at four habitats around the world. There is a presentation for you to look through.
Activity: To choose one of the four habitats from the presentation and then research independently, finding out about the different animals and plants that live there. Once you have found out about some, choose an animal or plant to write about in detail. How have they adapted to live in their environment? Are there any interesting facts about them? There are three research sheets you can choose from, or you can create your own poster or fact sheets to show your learning.
Literacy: Please watch today's recorded lesson. I reveal more of the story and what is on the letter that Tom finds in the bottle!
Activity: To write a survival list of items that Tom will need on his rescue adventure to the faraway Island. I go through some examples of what he might need and why in the recorded video lesson. For example, he might need a first aid kit, strong tape, plenty of water etc. Please record your ideas in full sentences and try to extend your sentences using conjunctions as modelled in the video. There isn't a worksheet for this as you can just record your sentences on paper.
Tricky- To extend at least one sentence using the conjunction (joining word) 'and'.
Trickier - To extend your sentences using a range of conjunctions such as 'and', 'because' and 'so'.
Phonics Group -No Live phonics session today. Live sessions are taught on a Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri. Please practise this weeks spellings today - see the 'tricky spellings week 3' in the downloads.
Spelling Group: Please watch the pre-recorded video that focuses on looking at words with alternate 's' sound. There is an activity to have a go at and the explanation of the activity is on the video.
Miss Siddall's Maths: Today's pre - recorded session has been taught by Mrs Stilgoe, please watch this video. It can be found in the downloads. You are all familiar with her as she taught many of your lessons before home schooling began. Today we are looking at how to add 10 to a 2 digit number.
Activity: See the activity in the download section. There is a tricky and trickier version. If you haven't got a printer, you can just copy the addition calculations down and then answer them. The calculations involve the children in adding 10 to a range of 2 digit numbers. The last few calculations on the trickier version ask you to add 20 to a 2 digit number - be careful with these as they are a little trickier! We will go over how you can add 20 to a 2 digit number in Thursday's session.
Miss Kelly's Maths: Please watch Mrs Blackburn’s pre-recorded lesson. Following on from yesterday’s lesson this lesson focuses on counting in tens from any number both forwards and backwards: eg 43 – forwards = 53,63,73,83,93 and backwards= 33,23,13,3.
Your activity today is to fill in the missing numbers on either the tricky or trickier sheet. Mrs Blackburn has also uploaded a number square and there is also an extra challenge sheet if you are feeling confident.
Today we are going to learn about a famous explorer from the past. He is called Christopher Columbus. Please follow the link below to the BBC bitesize website. There is a video for you to watch that gives lots of facts about him and then an ordering activity below the video for children to complete.
Activity: Watch the video on Christopher Columbus and answer the questions in the 'wider curriculum downloads' about him. All the answers can be found in the video. You may need to support your child in reading the questions. Most children should be able to record the answers themselves but if they find this tricky, please encourage children to verbally answer the questions with you, and then an adult can scribe (write down), the answers that they give. I have also included the answers in the downloads so that you can mark the work together. Please only let children see the answers once they have completed the activity! We would still love to see your work though so please send it to us at the year 2 email address. If you haven't got a printer, please just write the question number down and then the answer.
Live Spelling Test: Today the spelling test will be on Week 2 spellings. Children who practised the Tricky spellings can join at 13:15 and the Trickier spelling test will start at 14:00.
Literacy: Please watch today's pre- recorded activity. The session today has been taught by Miss Grantham - she can't wait to see you all (you will be familiar with her as she taught lot of sessions before home learning began). Today we will reveal more of the story and find out about Tom's adventure. I wonder what will happen when he gets to the Island?
Activity: We would like you to predict and decide how Tom will rescue the dinosaurs and Katy. He say's the dinosaurs are too big for his balloon so how might he rescue them? We would like you to write your ideas in full sentences and extend your ideas using conjunctions as modelled in the video.
Tricky - to write 2 - 3 sentences to share how you think Tom will rescue the dinosaurs and Katy. Can you use the conjunction 'and' to extend one of your sentences?
Trickier - to write at least 4 sentences to share how you think Tom will rescue the the dinosaurs and Katy. Can you use a range of conjunctions to extend your ideas? E.g. because, so, and, but. You don't need to use them all - maybe aim to use 2 of these conjunctions.
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 Thurs Phonics task.
Spelling Group - Today's pre-recorded lesson is reviewing the alternate 'c.' You will need a pencil and some paper today.
Miss Siddall's Maths Group: Please watch today's recorded lesson. Today we are recapping on how to add 10 to a number and then moving on to adding multiples of 10 to a number. At the end of the video, I model how we can do this using jottings rather than the tens and ones equipment.
Activity: Please view the questions on the sheets in the download section. If you haven't got a printer, just copy the questions down and answer them on paper please. There is a tricky and trickier version:
Tricky - adding 10 and some small multiples of 10 to 2 digit numbers. There are some missing value challenge questions at the end too.
Trickier - adding 10 and multiplies of 10 to 2 digit numbers. There are some missing value challenge questions at the end and a couple of subtraction calculations to get you thinking this morning!
Miss Kelly's Maths Group: Today we are going to be practising adding single digit numbers together using visual representations and having a go at adding them mentally too. There is a recorded video to watch today and two sheets to choose from for today's activity.
R.E: Hinduism has many Gods and Goddesses. Last term we learned about Diwali (The festival of Light) and the story of Sita and Rama, two of the Gods Hindus worship.
This week we are looking at other Hindu Gods.
Use the Hindu Gods matching game sheet. This can be found in the 'wider curriculum' download section on this page.
- Read and learn the facts about each God/Goddess (there is a picture of each and some facts below each picture).
- Then cut the pictures and fact boxes out and mix them all up. Can you now match the picture to the correct facts about each God/Goddess?
If you can’t print off the matching activity, view it on your computer or ipad to read and learn about the Hindu Gods. Then you can draw your favourite God or Goddess, name him/or her and write some facts about the God that you have chosen.
Reading: There are two comprehensions to choose from. Please email your class teacher if you are unsure which reading comprehension your child should be doing.
Live Check in and Story : Miss Kelly's class 13:15
Miss Siddall's class: 14:00
Literacy: Please watch today's pre- recorded lesson. In this lesson, we finish the story and reveal what happens to the dinosaurs. If you would like to hear the story again, please follow this link:
Activity: Today we would like you to re-tell the story that we have been looking at all week (Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs), on a storyboard. A storyboard is just a board with a range of pictures and sentences that tell a story. There is a template that you can use in the downloads or you can follow the style of this template by splitting a piece of paper into sections. The activity is also explained at the end of the recorded lesson. There are 2 templates to choose from:
Tricky - Use the 3 box storyboard to re- tell the story. Make sure that you show how the story begins, what happens in the middle and then how the story ends. Write a sentence to show what is happening in each of these parts.
Trickier - Use the 6 box storyboard to sequence the key events to re-tell the story, 'Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs'. Make sure that your first box shows how the story begins. Remember to write a sentence under each picture to tell the reader what is happening.
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 Friday's Phonics task.
Spelling and Grammar Group: To download Friday Spelling, Week 3 and practise for next weeks spelling test.
Miss Siddall's Group: Please watch today's recorded lesson in the downloads. In this session we re-cap this weeks learning and go over number bonds to 10 which will support today's problem solving.
Activity: Complete the problem solving Maths sheet in the downloads. The activity is explained at the end of the pre-recorded lesson and on the actual sheet. Today's problem solving involves children using the given numbers to find a range of number bonds.
Miss Kelly's Group: Please watch today's recorded lesson in the downloads. Today we are moving onto subtraction. Taking single digit numbers away from each other using a numberline and then having a go at taking a single digit number from a two digit number. As normal, there are two levels of work to choose from. Remember, you only need to complete one of the sheets provided.
Art: Can you create a piece of artwork that links to the title, 'Winter.' This could be a drawing/painting/collage or model. We can't wait to see what you create!
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
Rules for Microsoft Teams
|Rules for live sessions on Microsoft Teams.pdf||Download|
Year 2 Literacy - Recorded Lessons and Activities
|Monday's Literacy Recorded Lesson.mp4||Download|
|Monday's Literacy Activity Sheet - Trickier.pdf||Download|
|Mon's Resource - Front cover.pdf||Download|
|Tuesday's Setting to Describe.pdf||Download|
|Wed Literacy Lesson.mp4||Download|
|Tuesday's Recorded Literacy Lesson.mp4||Download|
|Thursday Recorded Literacy Lesson.mp4||Download|
|Fri Literacy Activity 3 box Storyboard - Tricky.pdf||Download|
|Fri Literacy Activity Storyboard - Trickier.pdf||Download|
|Fri Recorded Literacy Lesson.mp4||Download|
Year 2 Reading and Spelling Activities
|Trickier Spellings Week 2.pdf||Download|
|Recorded Lesson, Monday Spelling.mp4||Download|
|Recorded Lesson, Tuesday Spelling.mp4||Download|
|Recorded Lesson, Wednesday Spelling.mp4||Download|
|Wednesday Spelling Task.pdf||Download|
|Recorded Lesson, Thursday Spelling.mp4||Download|
|Thursday Tricker Reading Comprehension Answers.pdf||Download|
|Thursday Tricky Reading Comprehension.pdf||Download|
|Thursday Trickier Reading Comprehension.pdf||Download|
|Friday Spellings Week 3.pdf||Download|
Year 2 Wider Curriculum
|PE Challenge Information.pdf||Download|
|PE CHALLENGE 2.mp4||Download|
|Wed Topic Activity - Christopher Columbus QUESTIONS.pdf||Download|
|Wed Topic ANSWERS - Christopher columbus.pdf||Download|
|RE Thurs Recording Sheet - Hindu Gods .pdf||Download|
|Thurs RE - Hindu Gods matching cards Activity.pdf||Download|
Miss Siddall's Maths Group - Recorded Lessons and Activities
|Tuesday Miss Siddall's Maths Sheet.pdf||Download|
|Tuesday Miss Siddall's Recorded Maths Lesson.mp4||Download|
|Wednesday's Recorded Maths Lesson - Miss Siddall's Group.mp4||Download|
|Wed Miss Siddall's Maths Group - trickier.pdf||Download|
|Wed Miss Siddall's Maths Group - Tricky.pdf||Download|
|Thurs Maths Activity - Tricky.pdf||Download|
|Thurs Maths Activity - Trickier.pdf||Download|
|Thurs Miss Siddall's Maths Recorded Lesson.mp4||Download|
|Fri Maths Problem Solving Activity - Miss Siddall.pdf||Download|
|Fri Recorded Maths Lesson Miss Siddall.mp4||Download|
Miss Kelly's Maths Group - Recorded Lessons and Activities
|Friday Maths Activity Tricky.pdf||Download|
|Friday Maths Activity Trickier.pdf||Download|
|Recorded Lesson, Friday Maths.mp4||Download|
|Recorded Lesson, Thursday Maths.mp4||Download|
|Thursday Maths Activity Tricky.pdf||Download|
|Thursday Maths Activity Trickier.pdf||Download|
|hundred square forwards backwards.pdf||Download|
|20.01.21 tricky counting in tens forwards and backwards.pdf||Download|
|20.01.21 trickier counting in tens forwards and backwards.pdf||Download|
|20.01.21 challenge counting in tens forward.pdf||Download|