Year 2 2019 - 2020

Mrs Lavin

Mrs Bowker


Work for week beginning 01/06/20

Hi All,

I hope you are all keeping well.  I'm missing seeing your smiley faces everyday!  I'm going to be putting up a Maths and English lesson everyday for you to do at home.  Hopefully you can show your mums and dads how amazing you are! 

01/06/20 The work for this week is now available to download at the bottom of this page.  Just click on the files with this week's date on (01.06.20).  For English you are going to be doing some writing about a pet animal.  I would suggest that you choose an animal (it can be anything!) and over this week do some research about that animal, do your plan, do your long piece of writing and then edit and make it perfect.  You could also do some pictures of your animal and include labels of information.  For Maths we are going to be focusing on division (don't forget division means sharing).  I have also attached a reading comprehension activity for you to do.

18/05/20 The work for this week is now available to download at the bottom of this page.  Just click on the files with this week's date on (18/05/20).  For the writing activity I thought you could become scientists and go and explore ponds and tadpoles etc and this might help your writing.  You could extend it even further and create a project on the life cycle of a frog.  This week in Maths we are focusing on answering word problems.  Feel free to use objects or pictures to help you solve these and don't forget to read the question carefully and think about every step that you need to solve.  I have also provided another reading comprehension, this time about emperor penguins. 

11/05/20 For English you are looking at the story of Cinderella and there are pictures to help you.  Each worksheet explains the task for you.  Don't forget to go back and edit your work, to make it better.  For Maths we are looking at place value.  There are a few worksheets and then a challenge powerpoint for the end of the week.  This has lots of different problems and activities to work through to challenge your knowledge of place value.  I have also added another reading comprehension, this time on Horrid Henry.  I hope you're all keeping well and hopefully see you all soon!

(04.05.20).  For English you are completing a piece of writing about Charlie the Chick.  The first sheet has a story on and at the bottom of this page is the 'task', which explains everything you need to do.  Once you have finished your final piece of writing, try to go back to it the next day and edit it to make it better.  Check for handwritinkg, full stops, capitals and good use of vocabulary.  This writing activity should be spread over the week, so day one is just for reading and planning.  For Maths we are looking at reading scales.  There is a powerpoint to work through and then some activity sheets, but this is a great opportunity to get creative!  You could use scales to do some baking, or get the measuring jugs out for some water play and see where else you can spot scales and try to read them! 

!! I have also included a Reading Comprehension activity to try this week.  This is differentiated, so have a look through all the resources and pick the text and questions that you think are suitable. !!

The work for week beginning 27th April is now available.  Just click the files with this week's date on (27.04.20)  The Maths is a powerpoint to watch to start with and then some worksheets to follow (these have the answer sheets at the end for parents to use).  The writing activity is based on 'The Best Day' and includes all instructions, a planning sheet and a final piece sheet.  It is also a good idea to edit the final piece, so once the children have written about their best day, see if they can go back to it the next day and make it better (add more punctuation, better spelling, improve vocabulary, add more details etc). 

Today's activities (22.04.20) are now available at the bottom of this page. Just click the files with today's date on to download them.  For Maths you are using your knowledge of fractions to solve word problems.  For English you are going to do a Wanted poster for The Gruffalo.  If you want to challenge yourself you could also do a Wanted poster for the mouse, which the Gruffalo could use to try and find him! 

Activities for 22.04.20 are now available at the bottom of this page.  For English it's now your turn to be authors!  Use the story of The Gruffalo to write your own version of the story.  The easiest way to do this is to use exactly the same structure, but change small details.  You could change the animals that the mouse meets and that means you can change the food that the mouse says the Gruffalo likes to eat, for example  the mouse meets a tiger and says the Gruffalo's favourite food is Tiger Soup etc.  Use your imagination and have fun!  The Maths sheets are at the bottom of this page, just click on the link with today's date.

Today's activities (21.04.20).  For English we are continuing with The Gruffalo and the children can use their work yesterday to try and rewrite the story from memory.  If they watch the clip on this page first to jog their memory that will help and encourage them to include some of the adjectives that they wrote yesterday, to describe the characters.

Monday 20.04.20: Today's Maths is a powerpoint and activity sheet about fractions (1/2 and 1/4) and a writing activity about The Gruffalo.  I hope you enjoy them and feel free to share any of your work with me!  The work is on this page as an attached file.  I've also uploaded a Youtube video of The Gruffalo story being read for you.  All these files are at the bottom of this page with today's date on (20.04.20).  Enjoy!




Dear Parents,

Please find a list of useful websites below.  I've tried to include a variety of websites to provide activities to use with your children at home.  The last website on the list (Twinkl) also has a lot of printable activities for all subjects and you can search them by year group or topic.  I hope these are of some help. 

I hope you are all keeping well and I've been thinking of you all during these difficult times. 

Hoping to see you all soon,

Mrs Lavin

BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience

Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Geography Games
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
Educational online games

DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

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