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Year 2

Home Project – Year 2

Please find below daily activities for your child to complete while not able to attend school. These activities are centred on activities your child would participate in at school. There are also some general whole school activities too.

Daily activities

Reading

At least 15 minutes per day (Your school book or books you have at home)

 

Spellings

Practice your year groups spellings and any other words you find tricky. Word lists can be found on your child’s class page

 

Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv for ideas and games

Times table/Number facts

Practice your times tables using your login

Visit https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

Doodle a Day for wellbeing

Doodling is relaxing and allows for creative expression. Take a piece of paper and each day add your own new doodle to it.

You could visit the following website:

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/doodle-a-day/

 

Tasks

English

  • At school, we have read the story ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ by Roald Dahl. Write a detailed book review of what you liked/disliked, explain who your favourite character is and why, did you like the ending? Why?
  • Draw an image of your favourite part of the story.
  • Using the suffix ‘ed’ can you write some sentences in the past tense e.g. sprinted and using the suffix ‘ing’ write some sentences in the present tense e.g. galloping.
  • At the end of Fantastic Mr Fox, all of the animals have a feast on the food that they have stolen from the farmers and agree to stay underground and use the tunnels when they need food. Write an alternative ending to this story, using exciting sentences.
  • Edit and improve your story, checking for the correct punctuation (capital letters, full stops), correct letter formation, add an interesting adjective/verb/adverb.
  • Read your story ending aloud, using a loud clear voice and expression.

Maths

  • Draw and label all of the 2D shapes that you know. Can you describe their properties? (sides and vertices)
  • Can you identify at least one line of symmetry for each of your 2D shapes? Remember both sides need to be the same.
  • Create a pattern by drawing 2D shapes.
  • Draw and label all of the 3D shapes that you know. Can you describe their properties? (faces, edges, vertices)
  • Find a range of 3D shapes in your house, can you sort them into two or three groups e.g. only flat faces, curved and flat faces.

History/Geography/Design & Technology/Art

  • Research the artist Peter Thorpe, can you find some of his artwork? What is the key theme? Do you like his artwork? Why?
  • Draw and colour/paint a piece of Space artwork inspired by Peter Thorpe, think about what is in the background and foreground.

Science

  • Draw the lifecycle of a seed, label and describe each stage.
  • Explain the similarities and differences between the lifecycle of a seed and the lifecycle of a bulb.

RE

  • Read Jesus washing the disciple’s feet. (John 13:1-20)
  • Why do you think he did this? How did the disciples feel? How did Jesus feel?
  • Why was Peter so upset with Jesus? Imagine you had been Peter, what would you have said to Jesus at this point?
  • Write this event in role as Peter explaining what is happening and how you feel.

 

 

Year 2 challenges

 

  • SATs papers (access to all papers from 2017 - 2019)

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-practice-materials#key-stage-1-past-papers

 

   English
  • Choose your favourite story, can you write a story about what might happen next with the characters? Where might they go? What might they do? Who might they see?
  • Write some exciting sentences using adjectives, expanded noun phrases and conjunctions (or, and, but)
  • Use a story map to plan an adventure story like ‘The Way Back Home’, remember to think of a problem and a solution.
  • Use your story map to write an exciting story with a beginning, middle and end. Remember to use exciting vocabulary, adverbs and conjunctions to make it interesting to read.

 

Maths

  • In Maths, we have been looking at finding fractions of a number and shape ( ½, ¼, 1/3, 2/4,3/4), can you solve some problems involving fractions – remember you can draw circles and dots or use your times tables knowledge.
  • Draw a shape, can you colour in ½? ¼?  1/3?  2/4? 3/4?
  • Add or subtract two numbers using the column method.
  • Answer some of the questions on the Reasoning SATs papers.

 

RE:

  • Share the story of Palm Sunday (Matthew 21: 1-11)
  • Retell the story of Palm Sunday as one of Jesus’ disciples. What can you see? What can you hear? How are you feeling? What is Jesus doing?

 

History and Geography

  • Research the astronaut Neil Armstrong and his Apollo 11 mission. Can you write a newspaper report about this exciting mission?
  • Draw our solar system, can you name and label all of the planets? Sing the song we have learnt at school to help you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnTaAoWs-Mo 

 

Science

  • In Science, we have been learning about plants, sketch a plant or a tree - remember to look closely at the detail.
  • We have been learning about pollination and seed dispersal, what happens during both of these stages?

Important information

Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday could you please make sure your child has their full PE kit on these days.

 

Homework books are given out on Fridays and need to be back in school by Wednesday. There will be a treat at the end of each term for the children that have completed their homework consistently.

Spring term

ICT

 

This half term we have had a fantastic time using the Lego in our ICT lessons. We followed a set of instructions to successfully make a Lego model. Then using the laptops we created an algorithm to make our model move. 

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World Book Day

 

During world book day spent the day sharing some stories with our friends, creating new book covers for our favourite fictional stories and discussing our favourite authors. 

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Poetry Day

 

Today we had a very exciting visit from Andy Tooze the poet. We had an excellent day listening to him share some of his poems. Andy then spent some time in the classroom with us, teaching us how to write our own poems and sharing some top tips with us to make our poems amazing! Some of us even performed our poems to the rest of the school at the end of the day! 

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Science – germs investigation

 

In Science, we have been learning about important Scientists that have changed the world. Today, we explored Louis Pasteur and discovered that he was interested in germs. He carried out many experiments and taught people that germs do not appear, but are spread through the air or through touch.

 

We used glitter to explore how easily germs can spread and were shocked with how far the glitter spread around the classroom. We washed our hands without soap and discovered that most of the germs were still on our hands!

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Maths – money

 

In Maths, we have been learning all about money. First, we identified the value of each coin and note that we use. We were then able to use this knowledge to solve a range of Mathematical problems involving money:

- Counting the total in the jar

- Finding the total when buying two items

- Calculating change

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Food tasting

 

This half term we are learning all about India. We started our topic by exploring a range of Indian food. Everyone enjoyed tasting the food but some of it was very spicy!

Autumn term

Nativity

 

This week, we performed our Nativity to the other children at school and our families. We hope you enjoyed watching us retell the story of Jesus' birth. 

Christmas Disco

 

Year 2 had a lot of fun at the Christmas Disco, dancing with their friends and singing along to the Christmas songs.

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WW2 Day

 

On Tuesday 3rd December we had a fantastic WW2 day. We explored a range of artefacts from World War Two and even got to see an original mickey mouse gas mask! We learnt all about the black out and what happened during this time. Our favourite part of the day was helping the injured soldiers, by shouting for help and bandaging up their wounds. 

Martial Arts

 

We were really excited to learn all about Martial Arts. We learnt some basic moves and even got to have a go with the pads and gloves! 

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World War Two

 

To start our new Topic, we took on the role of a historian and explored the artefacts in the classroom. Our task was to discover what our new Topic is. We wrote down our evidence on post-it notes and shared this with the class. We were able to find out that our new Topic is all about World War Two and we are all really excited to learn all about this historical event!

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Maths - Measurement

 

This week in Maths, we have been looking at measurement. We used rulers and tape measures to measure a range of objects in centimetres. We then used these measurements to order a group of objects from shortest to longest and compared the differences between them.

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School disco

 

Year 2 had lots of fun at the school disco dancing with their friends and singing along to the music.

Rosary


October is the month of the Rosary. In Year 2, we have been exploring Rosary beads and identifying the prayer for each bead. We enjoyed making our own decade of the Rosary and used these during our collective worship.

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Maths

 

In Maths we have been busy partitioning two digit numbers into tens and ones and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We are now moving on to learning our 3 times tables! 

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English

In English we have been using our imaginations to explore a range of texts including Journey by Aaron Becker and The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield. We worked in small groups to role play the journey we might take on the magic carpet and what we might see and do whilst we're there. Next we created our own wordless books and now we are currently writing an adventure about a lost item.

 

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