Year 2 2019 / 20
Home Learning Resources
Here you will find regular updates about what the children in school have been learning, with pdf resources to have a go at.
We have gathered many other education websites in our Learning Zone. These cover a wide range of topics and subjects, and cover all primary ages.
The Swaledale Alliance, a network of teaching schools that we work closely with, has provided a useful list of educational resources as well, these can be found here.
Feel free to contact your class teacher using Class Dojo for any help or support you may need, or to send some work through that your child has done at home!
CURRENT WEEKS LEARNING
Schofield and Sims
Here are your mental maths sheets for this week. We use these at the start of the day and complete a section at a time then mark them on Friday. I will upload a new one each week for you to have a crack at! 😊
Following on from last weeks introduction to measuring, here are some worksheets for you to complete to test your understanding of measuring length, weight and capacity.
Watch this video to help you!
Writing – Keep going with your Herbarium task! I’ve seen some fantastic examples already on class dojo! Keep adding them to your portfolios!
This week in Phonics we are looking at the suffixes -ment and -ness and how we add these to words. Watch this video to learn all about this rule!
These words, along with the common exception words (CEW) hour and move, will be your spellings for this week.
For those with a Twinkl membership (they are free at the moment with the code UKTWINKLHELPS) we are on Level 6 – week 24. You could use these resources to go through the lessons each day like we would be doing in class.
enjoyment fairness payment kindness excitement tidiness movement happiness hour move
I have uploaded some activities for you to practice this rule and remember you can use your spelling menu to practice them yourselves. Test yourself on Friday and let me know how you get on!
WB – 23.3.20
This week in maths we are going to be looking at measuring length, mass, capacity and temperature.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you, while you’re at home, to do some really practical real life learning! Things like baking with your child and talking about the different measurements or measure the length and height of different things around your home!
Wednesday 25th – English and a bit of Science mixed in!
Go outside and find lots of different flowers and leaves to make your own herbarium (a collection of dried flowers and leaves) You could even write your own poem to go along with your herbarium! Watch this video for an explanation! This project will take you a few days so have fun with it!
Monday 23rd March
This week we are going to write our own instructions for planting a seed. You could still work towards doing this if you want to or you could write a set of instructions on how to wash your hands or how to make a sandwich.
First step is to have a go at doing the activity you want to write your instructions for.
Then you need to plan your writing. Think about each step carefully and consider what imperative verbs, adverbs and time conjunctions you could use.
Finally have a go at creating your own set of instructions.
Remember to stop after each sentence and read it back and check your writing for capital letters, full stops, correct spellings etc. I have uploaded a checklist for you to help with your writing.
In phonics this week we are looking at ‘war’ saying /wor/ and ‘wor’ saying /wur/. These words will be your spellings for this week. For those with a Twinkl membership (they are free at the moment with the code UKTWINKLHELPS) we are on Level 6 – week 23
war world ward worst warm work towards worth
I have uploaded some activities for you to practice this rule and remember you can use your spelling menu to practice them yourselves.
WB – 16.3.20
Tuesday 17th – We are recapping adding and subtracting two digit numbers and ones. We were either counting up or down, or partitioning the two digit number to add the one and then adding the tens back on. Here is the worksheet we used.
Wednesday 18th – Today we looked at adding and subtracting two digit numbers and tens. We talked about the tens and the ones column and how the ones doesn’t change when we add multiples of ten. Here is the worksheet we used.
We have been writing a recount of what we did during last week’s science week. We have talked about separating our writing into paragraphs for each day of Science Week and using conjunctions (because, and, so, but, if, when etc) to add more information to our writing. Here is the checklist we used to help us to remember what we needed to include.
This week we are looking at contractions – using apostrophes to replace missing letters in words like can’t, we’d, I’ve, couldn’t, you’ll, should’ve, didn’t, could’ve. We are also looking at the common exception words aunt and father. You could do a contraction hunt and use a book or magazine to find as many contracted words as possible or make your own contraction pairs game to match the contracted words with the original.
Below are some of our favourite resources which have been updated / offered for free.
For Twinkl you will need to sign up using the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS***
Welcome the Year 2 page!
Year 2 is an exciting year for the children as they come to end of their Key Stage 1 journey!
This year the children will have all sorts of amazing learning opportunities through a creative and engaging curriculum. Each topic starts with a memorable experience to engage the children in their learning, then they develop their knowledge and understanding and finish by having the opportunity to express what they have learnt.
We will start the year learning about Castles in our topic ‘Towers, Tunnels and Turrets’ where we will be introduced to many of our marvellous monarchs and their kingdoms. Then, to (draw)bridge the gap between Art and History, we will move onto Muck, Mess and Mixtures (just to mix it up a bit) In this topic we will be investigating all sorts of weird and wonderful mixtures through Art, Recipes, Science experiments.
In the Spring term we will be wriggling our way through the scented garden and learning all about creepy critters and fragrant flowers – their scientific knowledge will surely blossom.
The tide will change as Summer approaches, Year 2 will treasure their time learning about our beaches and all that washes up!
We are going to have a lot of fun this year! We will be working incredibly hard getting ready for the end of KS1 but will not just be looking at Maths, English & Science! The children will be learning much more about themselves and becoming more and more independent as well as growing on confidence and resilience.
Wellbeing and Mental Health are vitally important and we will be taking time each week to be mindful of how we are feeling and talk about things that are bothering us.
We are going to have an amazing year! Stay tuned for more updates of what we’ve been up to!
A note from Miss Clark:
Thank you so much for taking the time to read through this page. Your support and encouragement means so much to your child and to me so thank you for all that you do! Remember, you can keep updated with your child’s day via class dojo and see what they’re doing well! I look forward to sharing your child’s successes and achievements with you throughout the year!