Year 2 Home Working Resources

Dear Year 2 parents and carers,  

We have compiled some resources and ideas for you to use with your children while the school is closed. These are hopefully all things you can access easily at home and we have tried to ensure they are as fun and interactive as possible!  

Thank you for your ongoing support in this uncertain time. 

 

Maths 

We have uploaded a document from First for Maths, who work closely with the school in all of our maths teaching. The document contains different activities covering a range of maths topics. Most of these are practical and fun activities and you could do one a day for four weeks.  

We have not yet finished our teaching of telling the time (we have learned to the hour and half past the hour). Our next step with this is quarter past, quarter to and 5 minute intervals.  

We have been learning about money (identifying coins and notes, using coins to make different amounts and working out change) so these are practical topics you could support your child with at home, reinforcing previous learning and giving them a head start for the summer term. You could have a price list for snacks and get the children to pay! 

Keeping up with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division would also be useful. You can use Times Table Rockstars and look on our school website to find the methods we use (Information for parents, curriculum, maths). 

Most of you also have the workbooks that you bought so doing a little bit each day will keep skills sharp. 

Super Movers have fun songs that we use in class to help us. They can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-maths-collection/z6v4scw 

We have also put together some practical and open ended maths activities – please see our separate home learning grid.  

 

Writing 

We uploaded a document from the Literacy Company, who we have worked closely with over the last few years. The document has activities and ideas for the children to develop their writing. 

We have used some beautiful books so far this year and our current story is My Name Is Not Refugee by Kate Milner which unfortunately we have not been able to finish but it can be found on Youtube  

Super Movers have fun songs that we use in class to help us. 

 

Reading 

We love books in Year 2 so please continue to read with your child as much as possible! This does not have to be only your child reading; you can also read stories to them and talk about them. When the children are reading, remember to focus on fluency and expression, and also ask questions about what they have read to check their understanding. 

There is a website called Teach Your Monster to Read, which you can sign up to for free on a computer (you need to pay for tablet version). There are games and activities to help children with phonics and reading. 

If you’re wanting to practice phonics: Phonics Play have allowed free access for the coming weeks. There are lots of games and flashcards covering all of the phonics the children have learnt so far, so would be a great tool to keep up these skills. 

The following links are for stories that are read aloud or children can read along with online: 

Story Line Online

The Book Trust

As promised to the children, here is the link for The Dragon Machine. We really enjoyed looking at the sign language and trying to work out what sign was for each word!  

There is also https://stories.audible.com/discovery to explore!

  

Spelling 

Year 2 Literacy at home (from The Literacy Company) has spelling and phonics for Year 2. Please see our school website for details of how to find this work.  

We have uploaded a list of the common exception words that children should be able to read and spell by the end of Year 2. They could be practising spelling these and then writing them in sentences.  

 

Science 

We have learnt all about plants this half term including learning about the parts of the plants and describing how they help the plant, observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants and finding out and describing how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. You might want to put our learning in to practice by growing plants, helping to look after the garden or looking in your garden / going on a nature walk to identify signs of spring. Remember the rules of social distancing when you go out!  

 

Next term the focus is animals including humans. You could get a head start by finding out about the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air). We’ll be learning about the importance of exercise and eating the right amount of different types of food and hygiene.  

Bitesize has some great videos and information https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpxnyrd  

 

Topic – History and Geography  

In topic lessons we have been learning about The Great Fire Of London. Here are a couple of websites with interesting information and ideas.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uWPblIrgAQ 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/history-ks2-the-great-fire-of-london/z4bft39 

http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/ 

We were going to be learning about changes between 1666 and now with regards to London, the houses and the fire service and fire safety. You could design your own fire safety leaflet or poster or  challenge your family with a quiz!  

Our next topic in the summer term is going to be all about India.  We have a great website called Oddizzi which has lots of information and videos about all areas of Geography. They have allowed free access for parents at this time so if you wish to explore this or other topics further the details are: 

Username: Hartford Two 

Password: 2nb2wg 

https://www.oddizzi.com/schools/login/ 

You choose your own country to research or investigate more about the name, locations and identifying characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas and there are lots of resources on Oddizzi related to this which could be useful too.  

 

Art 

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Our next art topic looking at patterns. One of the areas we are going to focus on is the use of shape and colour and Rangoli patterns.  

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/dipals-diwali-all-about-rangoli-powerpoint-t-or-2037 

 

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