Year 2

Please see below some useful activities and websites to support your child at home, if they are in Year 2.

 

You can download the 'Year 2 Home Learning Pack' from the Twinkl website. Please register for free and use the code 'UKTWINKLHELPS' and click on the following link: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-2-school-closure-home-learning-resource-pack-t-e-2549911

 

Year 2 Interactive Learning Links: Twinkl - https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-2-school-closure-pack-interactive-learning-links-t-e-2549920

You can download the 'KS1 Home Learning Pack 1' from the Teacher's Pet website. Please register for free and click on the following link: https://tpet.co.uk/downloads/key-stage-one-ks1-home-learning-resource-pack-1/

KS1 Home Learning Pack 2 - https://tpet.co.uk/downloads/key-stage-one-ks1-home-learning-resource-pack-2/

English Activities:

  • Daily reading – school reading book, books from home, comics and so on

  • Phonics practise – Phase 5 to 6 phonic games (see websites below)

  • Handwriting practise 

  • Practise reading and spelling the Year 2 Common Exception Words

  • Practise your spellings from the Year 1 and Year 2 spelling lists

  • Interview a member of your family - think of and write down 5 questions you would like to ask. Then begin your interview and write down the answers your family member gives you. You could even film the interview! Can you find something out that you never knew about them? Think carefully about your questions.

  • Let's think about writing commands, exclamations, statements and questions. Some links to remind you of what they are:

  • Write some of your own and label what type of sentence they are

  • Write some ‘silly’ sentences.

    • Choose 1 verb, 1 adverb, 1 noun and 1 adjective

    • Make them as random as you can

    • Now put them into a sentence

    • How silly is your sentence?

  • Can you write a 5 sentence story?

    • Choose a main character (a hungry troll/a mighty knight/a strong princess/a sly fox)

    • Choose a setting (a forest/a castle/a meadow/outer space)

    • Choose 1 object (a treasure chest/a magnificent diamond/a mysterious trunk)

    • Then start each sentence in these ways: Once upon a time; One day; Unfortunately; Luckily; Eventually

    • You will have a simple story!

    • Can you add more to your sentences using the conjunctions: and, but, so, because, or, when?

    • Can you add more adjectives? Can you use a dictionary or a thesaurus to choose new words

    • Here’s an example: Once upon a time, there was a treasure hunter called Indiana. One day, Indiana decided he wanted to hunt for buried treasure on the Island of Wonder. Unfortunately, he got lost. Luckily, his friend Jacob gave him a secret map. Eventually, Indiana arrived at the Island of Wonder and found ten gold coins.​

Activities:

Use the picture below and complete some of the activities:

 

Lawrence was injured, afraid, lost and completely alone. He had been thrown viciously from the aircraft after the flock of birds had attacked the propellers. As he lay there, listening to his racing heart, he wondered what would happen to him. How would he make it out alive? He needed to get to the Lego hospital to help all the ill Lego workers, what was he going to do? He was a doctor, he needed to help others. He wasn’t sure where he fell, but he knew he needed to fix his helicopter. Suddenly, he heard footsteps and screams. “Mum, look what I’ve found in the garden!” Lawrence was lifted, a huge eye looked down on him. Would he be able to escape? Could he ask for help?

Activity 1 - Question time:

1. How has the helicopter crashed?

2. What do you think he should try to do next?

3. Who might be able to help in this situation?

4. What do you think you would do if you were in a similar situation?

5. Why do you think he is afraid?

6. What might he be afraid of?

7. Should he try and speak to the person who has picked him up?

8. Do you think the child will help him?

9. Would you help a Lego person in trouble?

Activity 2 - Design Time:

Can you make your own vehicle from Lego? Can you design a map to help Lawrence navigate to the hospital?

 

Activity 3 - Boring Sentences:

These sentences are ‘boring’ and need help to get better. Can you help? Rewrite the sentences making them more interesting for a reader.

1. There had been a crash.

2. The helicopter was broken.

3. Lawrence was hurt.

 

Activity 4 - Writing Time:

Can you write Lawrence’s story prior to his crash? What was going on? Why did he need to get to the hospital? Can you carry the story on? What happened next? Did Lawrence speak to the child? Did he get to the Lego hospital and help the ill people?

Useful Websites:

Maths:

  • Practise your number facts including number bonds to 20 (use ‘Numbots’ on ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ or use ‘Mathletics’)

  • Practise your 2, 5, 10, 3 and 4 times tables (use ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’, ‘Mathletics’ or 'Monster Multiplication on Purple Mash')

  • Can you make a multiplication flower for the 2, 5 and 10 times table facts? Use the picture below as an example one, to help you

  • Complete activities on Mathletics

  • Using chalks or water and a paintbrush, write all the number facts you know on your garden path of fence (including number doubles and times tables). How quickly can you do it? How many facts can you write? How many facts give the answer 10?

  • Ensure you know the days of the week/months of the year and the order they come in. Can you spell them all correctly? Can you use the language before and after to describe the order of them?

  • Can you create a marble maze made out of Lego or cardboard? Maybe you could make an outdoor maze, blindfold a willing family member and give directions for them to reach the end. Can you create a road map for a toy vehicle and write down directions to get it to various destinations?

  • Find different types of measures in your home (scales, rulers, thermometers, litre jugs).  How many different things can you measure using them?

  • Use a ruler to measure the length of 5 items in your house. Order these from shortest to longest

  • Use an analogue clock to practise telling the time to o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to, or 5 minute intervals

  • Pick 5 exercises e.g. burpees, press ups, squats, star jumps and crunches. How many can you do in 30 seconds or 1 minute? Ask an adult to keep a tally for you. Complete the exercises daily. Can you beat your previous scores? Which day was your best day? Use 2Graph on Purple Mash to chart your findings

  • Can you make a clock? There are lots of websites with helpful methods! Practise telling the time to the nearest 15 minutes. Make a schedule of your day

  • Use money to practise recognising coins, adding these to make different totals and giving change

  • Go on a shape hunt around your house and garden. How many 2D and 3D shapes can you find?

  • Practise halving and quartering numbers. Feel free to use practical objects – you might need to halve a cake/pizza/cucumber/apple?

  • Can you investigate the following statements and find out if they are sometimes, always or never true? 

    • Multiples of 5 always end in 5. Is this sometimes, always or never true? How do you know?

    • The sum of three numbers is odd

    • If you add 1 to an odd number, you get an even number

    • If you add two odd numbers, you get an odd number

    • If you add three odd numbers, you get an even number

    • If you add a multiple of 10 to a multiple of 5 the answer is a multiple of 5

    • And some which are a bit trickier ….

    • When you multiply two numbers you will always get a bigger number

    • The sum of three consecutive numbers is divisible by 3

  • Third Space Maths Hub (you will need to register for free) - downloadable resources

Useful Maths Websites:

Topic and Other Activities:​​

Science:

  • Research a range of habitats. What is each environment like? Which animals and plants are found there?

  • Can you make an egg float in water?

    •  Step 1: Fill the jug 2/3 full with tap water

    • Step 2: Place the egg in the water – does it float?

    • Step 3: Add salt to the water – what happens when you add enough salt?

    • Can you make it a fair test by keeping all but 1 variable the same? How will you record your results?

  • Go on a plant or animal hunt in your garden or the local park. Take photographs or draw what you find. Keep a tally chart of how many animals and plants you find. Create a graph to show your findings

  • Plant some seeds or bulbs, and keep a diary of how they change and grow

  • With help and permission from your adults, can you dissect a plant and label the parts? Remember to take a photograph.

  • Create a waterproof outfit for one of your teddies. Test some materials to see which would most suitable

  • Build a bridge using only paper and tape. How long can you make your bridge?

  • Create a ‘Bug Hotel’ in your garden or a park. Consider the key things your bugs will need; can you make a list of those things?

  • Make a bird feed or complete a wild life survey:
    https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-and-activities/activities/ Which birds come to your feeder? Which food do they eat?

  • Put some celery or flowers into a cup and watch what happens when you add food dye

  • Draw around yourself on a big piece of paper and label as many of your body parts as you can

  • Complete activities on this website, to unlock further resources! You will need to sign up, but it is completely free - click here

Geography:

  • A list of fun Geography based ideas to do around the home or garden - click here

  • Can you name the seven continents and five oceans of the world? Use this link and an atlas or Google Earth to find out about where they are and what their names are. You could investigate a little further and find places you have visited or would like to visit. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhp34j

History:

  • Investigate famous explorers. What did they discover? Where did they travel to? If you could go anywhere, where would you go to and why? What would you find there?

  • Research a famous person and find out as much information as you can about their life and why they were famous

  • Find out about the 1969 Moon Landing. What was the name of the rocket? Who was the lead astronaut? How long did it take to get to the moon? Think about how you can present what you find out; will you use a timeline, a poster, a piece of writing?

  • Interview a parent or grandparent and find out about what life was like when they were younger. What games did they play? What was school like? What were their holidays like? What food did they eat? Where did they live? You can do this over the phone, by FaceTime, by Skype or by email (if necessary)

PE:

  • Make a fruit salad or a fruit smoothie. Which fruits did you use? How did it taste?

  • Keep active – Use the ‘GoNoodle’ website to complete dance routines indoors

  • Can you raise your heart rate without running? How many different ways can you find? Which raises your heart rate the most?

  • Create a dance routine to your favourite piece of music

  • Time yourself completing a circuit. Can you improve your time?

  • Aspire Active Hub: keeping active - click here

RE:

  • Find out about Easter. Why do Christians celebrate Easter? How do they celebrate?

  • Compare Easter to other celebrations in different religions

Music:

  • Create a musical instrument, using items from your home or garden

  • Learn the lyrics to your favourite song and perform this to your family

Spanish:

Art:

  • Go on the Art Hub for Kids website and search for realistic animals. Learn how to draw realistic animals. How are you going to colour them? Using colouring pencils, practise getting different shades for their fur/scales/skin

D&T:

 

Useful Websites:

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