Year 2

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Bored of computer screens? Pick an activity from here! Stuck inside? Have a go at one of these!

Maths guidance videos:

  • Need a reminder of how to add on a number line? Click here to watch a short demonstration.
  • Need a reminder of how to subtract on a number line? Click here to watch a short demonstration.

Week 2 (30.03.20 – 03.04.20)

Day 1:

Maths: You have been set 10 MyMaths tasks which you can complete throughout the week. You username and passwords are in your packs.

Reading: The Twits Audiobook
This week’s Reading sessions will be based on ‘The Twits by Roald Dahl’. This audiobook is 49 minutes long (very funny and entertaining!) so you can listen to part of the story (and read along too) throughout the day and refer back to it to help you with your learning. Today, draw a picture of what you think ‘The Twits’ may look like. Label these pictures but make sure that you refer back to things in the story!

Writing:  Write a book review for ‘The Journey Home’ by Fran Preston -Gannon. Be honest in your feedback and reflect on how you found the book. Imagine you are completing this for a family member or a friend to read.

Mindfulness/Wellbeing: Write and draw a picture of 5 things that you are grateful for. Hide your list and then ask a family member what they are grateful for. Are they the same?

Spelling/Handwriting/Phonics: Use the spelling packs that have already been sent home. Do 15 minutes a day. Also check in your additional resources. Phonics Play for a phonics website which has games on. Click here for some other spelling rules and games.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.
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Day 2 

Maths:  Do you remember what an array is? Can you explain how the columns and the rows of an array link together? Have a go at drawing some on some paper. Use these arrays to write 4 related number sentences e.g. 12 = 3 x 4, 12 = 4 x 3, 12 / 4 = 3 and 12 / 3/= 4. Once you are confident with these, have a go at:  Array Activity  To access this activity, please sign up to a free twinkl trial at https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and use the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Reading: From The Twits audio book, you will know that Mr Twit’s beard is full of decaying food! Have a think, should Mr Twit wash his beard? Write down reasons for and against him washing his beard. At the end, reflect on what you think Mr Twit should do and write a couple of sentences to explain your ideas.

Writing: Watch the animated story Adrift. Now draw a comic strip to sequence the events of the story. Add key words (adjectives, time connectives and powerful verbs) to the comic strip. Practise telling this sotyr in front of the mirror and then share the story with a family member. Did they enjoy it?

Mindfulness/Wellbeing: Write a little note to a family member. Think about what they do / have done to help you.

Spelling/Handwriting/Phonics: Use the spelling packs that have already been sent home. Do 15 minutes a day. Also check in your additional resources. PhonicsPlay for a phonics website which has games on. Click here for some other spelling rules and games.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.
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Day 3
Maths: Today we are going to be looking at number lines! Remember that on a number line, the numbers are evenly spaced out. If you look at the labelled numbers on a number line, you should be able to work out the missing numbers or where a number can be placed. Work through these activities for number lines: Number Lines to 100

Reading: Think about the silly insults that ‘The Twits’ say to each other, such as ‘grizzly old grunion.’ Think about the inventiveness behind the language, such as alliteration and wordplay (‘grunion’ uses words ‘grumpy’ and ‘bunion’). Make up your own inventive insult using similar language techniques (no slang allowed!).

Writing: Have a think about somewhere that you have enjoyed being before / have heard about. Think about, where would you like to be right now if you could and explain why. Think about what you would do there, what you would eat and see. Draw a picture and write about this destination.

Mindfulness/Wellbeing: Have a little think about your behaviour and decisions at home, have you been helpful? Is there some way that you can help at home (wash the dishes / make your bed).

Spelling/Handwriting/Phonics: Use the spelling packs that have already been sent home. Do 15 minutes a day. Also check in your additional resources. Click here for a phonics website which has games on. Click here for some other spelling rules and games.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.
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Day 4
Maths: Following on from yesterday’s Maths session – today we will be looking at number sequences. Number sequences are similar to number lines because they go up (or down!) the same amount each time. Find the difference between each number and work out the sequences for this activity. Sequences

Reading: Write a little letter to ‘The Twits’ asking them to stop being unkind to one another. Think about why they should follow your advice and refer to our work in class on letter writing (layout and how to start the letters).

Writing: Your turn to be a teacher! Look at Mr Clumsy’s mistakes and rewrite his work correctly. On a piece of paper, write any words that he needs to learn to spell. You may wish to practise these using a Spelling doodle’ like we have practised in school.

 Mindfulness/Wellbeing: Teach your family the “1,2,3 it’s good to be song” and sing it. You can make your own actions for the dance too!

Spelling/Handwriting/Phonics: Use the spelling packs that have already been sent home. Do 15 minutes a day. Also check in your additional resources. Click here for a phonics website which has games on. Click here for some other spelling rules and games.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.
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Day 5
Maths: Have a go at this 2018 Maths Arithmetic Paper. If possible, ask someone to go over the answers with you when you have finished. This is also available in your packs. Scroll up to the top of this page for some videos on the methods you have been previously taught. Maths Arithmetic Paper

Reading: Draw a story map (using a big S) to sequence the events of ‘The Twits by Roald Dahl’. Practise telling this story in the mirror and think about how to make it the most entertaining. When you are well rehearsed, retell this story to someone at home.

Writing: Write a letter to send to your teacher, telling us about what you have been up to this week. Ask your parents to email us your letters. It can be as a photo.

Mindfulness/Wellbeing: Close your eyes for 3 minutes and think about the noises that you can hear around you. What did you hear? You may wish to do this with a family member – did they hear the same as you?

Spelling/Handwriting/Phonics: Use the spelling packs that have already been sent home. Do 15 minutes a day. Also check in your additional resources. Click here for a phonics website which has games on. Click here for some other spelling rules and games.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

Week 1 (23.03.20-27.03.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book

Maths: Play the game ‘eggs to order on interactive resources. Click here to access the website. the username and password and brecknock and brecknock. If you click on the resources tab, you will be able to search for the game. Then in your books order these numbers:

18,3,87,55,21,4, 6

82,34,57,11,3,99,34

67,1,45,32,56,71,23,22

9,34,58,83,23,56,3,1

65,43,23,88,41,57,99,34

Reading: Look at this poem called ‘What is pink?’ .Can you learn this poem by heart? Add some pictures to it to help you remember the words. Now try and write your own version choosing your favourite colour. The poem is in your pack or you can click here to access it online.

Writing: Over the last few weeks, we have been reading ‘The Journey Home’. Now it is your time to write your own version of the story. Use this planning format to plan your own version. You will need to choose your own animals and a different mode of transport (not a boat) and decide where they will end up. Please click here for your planning format.

Mindfulness/Wellbeing: Create a rainbow for your window. Click here to see why others are doing the same.

Spelling/Handwriting/Phonics: Use the spelling packs that have already been sent home. Do 15 minutes a day. Also check in your additional resources. Click here for a phonics website which has games on.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 2

Maths: Practise your times tables for 2s, 5s, and 10s. Click here to play some games and then click here for a times table quiz.

Reading: In your packs is a reading comprehension about leopards. Please read the extract and answer the questions. Click here for an online copy.

Writing: Write the first four boxes from your planning format for your own version of ‘The Journey Home’ into your learning books. Click here for what you will need to help you to write this story.

Mindfulness/Wellbeing: Write down three things you are grateful for.

Spelling/Handwriting/Phonics: Use the spelling packs that have already been sent home. Do 15 minutes a day. Also check in your additional resources. Click here for a phonics website which has games on.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix. This will be online soon.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 3

Maths: Play this maths game ‘strike it out’. You will need a partner and pencil and paper. Click here to access the game.

Reading: Look at this section of the ‘enormous crocodile’ and answer the related questions to it. This is available in your pack or please click here

Writing: Write the last four boxes from your planning format for your own version of ‘The Journey Home’ into your learning books. Click here for what you will need to help you to write this story.

Mindfulness/Wellbeing: Draw a big number 8 in the back of your books, trace the number with your finger, breathing in and out slowly as you go round. We practised this together in school.

Spelling/Handwriting/Phonics: Use the spelling packs that have already been sent home. Do 15 minutes a day. Also check in your additional resources. Click here for a phonics website which has games on.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix. This will be online soon.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 4

Maths: Maths arithmetic paper 2019. These are available in your packs or please click here to access one. If you need any reminders on methods, then scroll to the top of this page for video demonstrations.

Reading: Click here to watch this video on the story ‘The Way Back Home’. Write a book review for this story. Click here for a book review template.

Writing: Please click here to complete your grammar activity for the day.

Mindfulness/Wellbeing: Look in the mirror and smile at yourself for 10 seconds.

Spelling/Handwriting/Phonics: Use the spelling packs that have already been sent home. Do 15 minutes a day. Also check in your additional resources. Click here for a phonics website which has games on.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix. This will be online soon.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 5

Maths: Click here to play this game this game ‘dotty six for two’. You will need a dice and pencil and paper. If you don’t have a dice then rip up some paper and make a pile of number cards from 1-6 and keep shuffling them.

Reading: Reading Paper 1 2019. These are available in your packs or please click here to access one.

Writing: Write a letter to send to your teacher, telling us about what you have been up to this week. Ask your parents to email us your letters. It can be as a photo.

Mindfulness/Wellbeing: Close your eyes for one minute and take time to breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Taking each breath in and out, slowly.

Spelling/Handwriting/Phonics: Use the spelling packs that have already been sent home. Do 15 minutes a day. Also check in your additional resources. Click here for a phonics website which has games on.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix. This will be online soon.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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