Year 2 Home Learning – Term 3, Week 2

Please click here to find all of the resources you will need for this week’s learning. There are links to specific folders and resources as you go through the blog. 

Hello Year 2! Below you will find the tasks we would like you to complete at home. It is really important that you do your best to complete the tasks; you have all made such a brilliant start to Year 2 so we need to try and keep it up!

You will receive an email with a YouTube message from your child’s class teacher outlining the learning for the week.

This week, we are asking for you to ‘turn in’ (submit) some of the core learning tasks via Google Classroom. We understand that it is your first time using the system and it is ours too, so please bear with us. You can see which tasks these are on the suggested timetable (below) and you can find more details about these further on in the blog. If you have any issues or questions please contact your child’s teacher using the class email address. Please note, we will reply to you as soon as we can but we are also teaching in school therefore there will be some delays.  

Class 7 – class7@henleaze-inf.bristol.sch.uk

Class 8 – class8@henleaze-inf.bristol.sch.uk

Class 9 – class9@henleaze-inf.bristol.sch.uk

The following timetable is intended as a guide, please do what works best for you! The assignments for google classroom are shown. The Mini-Biography will receive the deeper mark this week, with comments on the other two pieces.

A printable timetable is here.

English

Daily reading

Encourage your child to read for at least 10 minutes each day and choose from a mixture of fiction and non-fiction texts. Try to read each book three times to support your child’s decoding of words, fluency and comprehension of what they have read. 

Click here to go to the Bug Club login page. 

Reading comprehension

This week’s reading comprehension is linked to our text “Look Up! By Nathan Bryon. 

There is also a reading comprehension on Planets and the Solar System in the resources below with a reduced challenge (1 star) and extra challenge (3 star) if you are feeling super keen and want to learn some more about space but no pressure to do both!

See here for the resources.

Remember to read the questions carefully so you know what is being asked of you. Retrieval questions will ask you to find the answer in the text; inference questions will ask you to use your background knowledge of the subject; prediction questions will ask you to make sensible guesses about what might happen next and some questions might ask you to explore the vocabulary the author used and to think of other words with the same or similar meaning.

Spelling and Phonics

Below are the resources for daily Spelling or Phonics. 

You will need some paper and a pencil for each of these lessons. 

Spelling

This week, we will be focusing on adding the suffixes -er, -est, -less, and -ful to the ends of words and using apostrophes for contraction. All of these spelling strategies and the rules for using them will be explained in the following resources. On Friday, please follow the topic spelling practice as seen below in the phonics instructions.

The resources are here.

Phonics

Click on the links below for each phonics lesson and just remember when you are shown a grapheme (letter or group of letters), you say the phoneme (sound) only once.

Monday

Today’s sound is ng like in ring

Click here to see the video. 

Tuesday

Today’s sound is ai like in jail. 

Click here to see the video.

Wednesday

Today’s sound is ee like in sheep.

Click here to see the video.

Thursday

Today’s sound is igh like in high.

Click here to see the video.

Friday

Today, practise spelling the following topic words. Neatly write each word three times and then try writing it in a sentence.

Earth 

comet (A comet is made up of ice, dust and rock so really it’s a bit like a large, dirty snowball.)

meteor (Meteors can be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a boulder.)

space 

travel

built

sky 

Remember to correctly form your letters and, if you can, join your handwriting. 

Click here for a handwriting formation reminder.

Writing 

This week, our writing will be all about the Astronaut Mae Jemison! There are three tasks, each focusing on a different type of sentence (questions, statements and commands).


In each task, refer to the Year 1 and Year 2 Common Exception words list:

If your child miss-spells a Year 1 word, please ask them to edit it with a coloured pen (we use purple in school). If your child is confident with the Year 1 words, refer to the Year 2 list. You can also choose a spelling to focus on and write it on a post-it or bit of paper for them to refer to (try just a few at a time).

Task 1: Learning Objective: Write questions, using question marks correctly.

Write some questions to help you find out more about Mae Jemison, follow the PowerPoint to help you. There is also a word mat with useful spellings.

Task 2: Learning Objective: Create a Biography for Mae Jemison, including factual statements.

To be completed after your research session (see science/history plans). Use you learning about Mae Jemison to create a Mini Biography about her. This can be completed in your book, or you can use the writing frame. Please ‘turn in’ your fact file for your teacher to give feedback.

You can see Mrs Bishop explaining how to fill in your biography here.

Task 3: Learning Objective: Create an informative poster, using commands.

Mae Jemison is passionate about learning and teaching others good learning skills.

Task: Use what you know about the ELLI animals to produce a learning skills poster with the title ‘Learn like an Astronaut!’. Click here to find out more. This work should also be submitted.

Maths

This week, the children are going to start a block of learning about fractions. There are 3 lessons for your child to complete.

Daily fluency:

We are asking children to use the games ‘Bond Builder’ and ‘Pairs: Equivalent fractions’ (accessed by logging in, clicking on ‘The NEW NumberGym’, then the tab called ‘Fractions, percent). We suggest you do these tasks on the days when you are not doing Task 1, 2 and 3 to ensure your child is doing at least 1 maths fluency task a day. Please click here to see instructions for how to use NumberGym. If you have any issues, please contact your class teacher. 

Tasks:

Please click here to find all of the maths resources for this week.

Please use the resources in the order below: 

  1. Flashback 4
  2. Fluency task 
  3. Teaching Powerpoint (some with voice recordings to click on for your child to listen to). 
  4. Worksheet provided for Task 1 and 2. (There is a reduced challenge sheet for Task 2 in the folder. Please choose the most appropriate level for your child). Task 3 is a practical task – see below. 
  5. Extension task (if it is appropriate for your child).

Not all of the resources need to be printed (for example, if Day 1 Fluency task is number bonds to 10. Your child could access the sheet on a screen and write the number sentences on a piece of paper). 

Task 1: 

Learning objective: To make equal parts. 

Click here to view the resources. Please use them in the order stated above. 

Task 2:

Learning objective: To recognise a half. 

Click here to view the resources. Please use them in the order stated above. 

Task 3 – core learning task:

We are asking for this task to be ‘turned in’ via Google Classroom and teachers will be providing feedback.

Learning objective: To find half of a set of objects.

Click here to view the resources. Please use them in the order stated above. 

Q: What should I ‘turn in’ on Google Classroom? A: We are asking for photographs of your child finding half a set of objects. There is more information about the activity on the PowerPoint. Please see the example below. You can send us as many or as few as you like. 

Science/History

Learning Objectives: 1. Gather and record information. 2. Understand some ways in which we can find out about the past. 3. Learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to international achievements.

This session is for doing some research to find out more about Mae Jemison. There is a PowerPoint which explains the different sources we can use for research and provides some information. There is also an information sheet for children to read and links to useful websites.

Children may fill in the research map (or draw their own) to record things they find interesting. Feel free to write down their ideas for them if that makes life easier! Children can use their research to try and answer some of the questions from their writing task if they wish.

PE

Please aim to start your day with an exercise session, Joe Wicks or Cosmic Yoga on YouTube are a good place to start. PLease ensure you get your daily outside exercise too.

We are in the process of setting up access to Real PE (the scheme we use in school) home learning, we hope to start using this in Week 3.

Daily wellbeing

It will be more important than ever to look after your child’s and family’s well being.

Here are some starter suggestions for this week:

  • Feelings – ask your child to tell you things which help them to feel calm. You could try collecting a few things in a Calm Box e.g. bubbles to blow; a soft toy to cuddle; a story to share; bubble wrap to pop. Here are some more ideas for ways to feel calm – Calming cards
  • Mindfulness – take time to be still and listen to the sounds you can hear around you  (indoors or outside)
  • Thankfulness – Tell someone in your family something you love about them

PSHE

Dream and Goals

Learning Objectives: 1. Persevere when finding things difficult. 2. Identify some strengths as a learner.

Starter: Play the treasure chest game. This is meant to be as a class, but you can try it on your own or with whoever is available at home. Find a box or bowl to be your treasure chest. Find some small objects, such as marbles to be your treasure. Set yourself a goal for how many objects you can put in the bowl without making a sound. Have a try and then reflect: was my goal realistic? Did it challenge me? Was it too challenging? What can I do to improve my score next time?

Task: On the ladder template, think of three things you would like to achieve by the end of Year 2. These could be in school goals or out of school. Draw the one you think will be easiest to achieve at the bottom and most difficult at the top. Reflect on what you could do to try and achieve these goals.

RE

This week we are learning about who Jesus is.

Learning Objectives: 1. Begin to understand that Christians believe that Jesus is God’s son. 2. Be able to recall some simple facts about Jesus’s friends.

Have a discussion about any stories you might remember from the Bible about Jesus? (His birth, friends and  followers)  

Remember the Christmas story of Jesus being born? Where do we find that  story? Who do Christians believe that Jesus is? (God’s son).  

The Bible tells us about the people who became Jesus’ special friends. They are  sometimes called his ‘Disciples’ which means ‘Learners’ because Jesus taught them  about God and how to live in ways that please God.  

In the Bible, it tells us that Jesus made it so that some fishermen caught a huge  amount of fish – more than they could possibly have expected. Jesus often did  extraordinary things that only God could do. We call these miracles.  

Watch this clip. Discuss :  

• what happened  

• why it shows Christians that Jesus is God’s son  

• why the fishermen decided to follow Jesus  

Now watch this clip.

Reflect  

What do you think about this story? You could write down some ideas or draw a picture if you like.

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