Year two - home learning

Welcome. Each day this page will be updated with activities for you to do at home. 


Tuesday 31st March 2020

Maths:

Today we are learning how to find a half of a set of objects. Watch the video below:

Click here to download the questions on finding ½.

Click here for the answers.

 

English: 

Using the story from yesterday - Starry Eyed Stan, imagine that you are Jay and write a postcard home to tell everyone about your adventure! Can you conjunctions (if, so, but, because, and) to extend your sentences? 

 

common exception word of the day:

because - Practise writing the word in different colours.

 

wider curriculum:

Click on the picture and look at the African Patterns. Design and create your own colourful pattern using any material you’d like. You could use play dough, lego, paint, collage or felt tips. Be as creative as you can!

 

Fun:

Enjoy singing and dancing to Boom Chicka Boom!

 


Monday 30th March 2020

Maths:

Continue to learn about fractions using the video below:

Draw around objects in your house and colour 1/2 in. Practise writing the fraction too!

 

English: 

Click on the picture below and read the story.

Write a diary in the role of Stan. How did you feel when Lancelot appeared? What did you do? How did the other creatures help you? How did your feelings change?

 

common exception word of the day:

beautiful - Practice writing this in a sentence. Don't forget your capital letter and full stop.

 

wider curriculum:

Draw and label an African animal. Click here for examples. 

 

Fun:

Play a board game with your family!


Friday 27th March 2020

Maths:

It wouldn't be Friday without Big Maths, would it?

You could also have a go at this activity mat:

English: 

Here’s Mr Smallman’s review of his favourite film:

In Skyfall, British secret agent James Bond and all the other secret spies at MI6 have had their real names revealed and they are in lots of danger. James must use all of his spy skills to protect his friends and his boss from a dastardly villain called Raoul Silva. This film stars Daniel Craig as James Bond and Judi Dench as M, who is the boss of M16. I really enjoyed this film because it’s jam packed with action sequences and it is full of suspense which keeps you on the edge of your seat. The gadgets are pretty cool too!

Now it’s your turn. Have a go at writing a review of your favourite film or book.

common exception word of the day:

bath – If you have a bath then go and sit in it. While sat in the bath, draw a picture of a bath and write the word inside the picture as many times as you can. Note: The bath doesn’t have to be full of water :-D  

 

wider curriculum:

Let's get hands on with a science investigation…

Fun:

The RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) is a great charity that aims to look after lots of different types of wildlife. Click here to be taken to a variety of different online games where you can learn about some of these animals.


Thursday 26th March 2020

Maths:

Take a look at the video below on equal parts:

Click here to download the questions on equal parts.

Click here for the answers.

If you can’t access the questions above, you could create a Pizza (you don’t have to cook one, you can just draw it!). Then cut your pizza so that everybody living in your house has an equal slice.

 

English: 

Well I think you will agree the weather has been delightful the last few days. I wonder if we could write an acrostic poem to celebrate all things Spring. Have a look at the example below:

Now it’s your turn to write a Spring acrostic poem. Feel free to decorate it and make it look as fabulous as you can.

 

common exception word of the day:

any – Try making the word using cutouts from newspapers and old magazines.

 

wider curriculum:

Have a look at the two flags below. One is the flag of South Africa and one is the Union Jack, the flag of the UK. Do you know which is which?

If you were Prime Minister of a new country, what would the flag look like? Have a go at designing your own flag.

 

Fun:

Guys…I enjoyed yesterday’s Sonic dance so much that I’ve decided to keep the dancing coming. This time we’re going to dance to different African animals…


Wednesday 25th March 2020

Maths:

Take a look at the fraction wall below:

Have a go at creating your own fraction wall. Be creative and think about what equipment you have in your house to make your fraction wall. Could you make a fraction wall out of Lego? Or maybe you have some craft materials you could use?

English: 

Mr Smallman has been spending some time playing his favourite Mario game but he’s got a little bit stuck with the controller. Have a look at the controller instructions below and then answer the questions to help him.

 

 

  1. Which button should you press if you want your character to attack? 
  2. What will happen if you press the C button?
  3. What colour is the A button?
  4. What happens if you press the + button?
  5. A combo is where you press buttons one after the other to make your character do different movements very quickly. If you want you character to attack, then grab, then jump, what buttons should you press, in the correct order?
  6. What will your character do if you press the following buttons:    X   A  R

 

common exception word of the day:

again – Try writing this word in bubble writing. Give each letter a different colour.

 

wider curriculum:

Yesterday you researched a famous monument in Britain. Today I would like you to find out about one in Africa. What are the similarities and differences between the two monuments you researched?

Fun:

Everyone loves Sonic and everyone loves dancing right? Get on your feet and try this routine:

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Tuesday 24th March 2020

Maths:

Watch the video below about fractions:

If the link doesn't work click here

What fractions can you find around the house? Try looking on food packets, on instructions and on measuring equipment.

English: 

Click on the image below to open a selection of shape poems:

Challenge 1: Write out the poems filling in the gaps

Challenge 2: Create your own shape poem

common exception word of the day:

after – Try writing this word in different colours. Maybe you could write the word in a rainbow?

wider curriculum:

Research a famous monument in England. Create a poster advertising this monument to tourists.

Fun:

It’s good to keep your mind healthy as well your body. Meditation can help with this. Try this Cosmic meditation:

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Monday 23rd March 2020

Maths:

Next half term we are going to look position and direction. Can you write a set of instructions to direct someone around your house. Make sure to include the words left and right. 

 

English: 

Next half term we will be learning about poetry. Write a list of of rhyming words. 

common exception word of the day:

door - Practice writing this in a sentence. Don't forget your capital letter and full stop.

 

wider curriculum:

Next half term we are going to be learning about Africa. Click below to learn all about Africa with the Go Jetters. We will be giving you some tasks to do linked with this over the next few days.

 

Fun:

Keep active. Have a go at this quick yoga activity from Cosmic Kids