Year 2 Home Learning – Term 3, Week 3 (w.b. 18.1.21)

Welcome to Year 2, Week 3 home learning. Well done for everything you have done so far! We have loved seeing your wonderful work submitted through Google Classroom. This week, we are asking again that you submit three pieces of work through Google Classroom. Please see more details below. 

This week, it is Cbeebies space week. Please click here to go to find lots of space themed fun. Maddie Moate from Cbeebies will be taking the children on a journey into space to explore the planets in our solar system, astronauts, rockets and robots. You can watch these episodes on the Cbeebies channel each evening (please see schedule below) or you can click here to watch the episodes on BBC iPlayer.

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. 

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

Please click here to see Mrs Fricker’s assembly this week. 

Click here to see Miss Simmons reading Year 2 a story. 

Click here to see Tim Peake reading a story from space!

We are really looking forward to seeing you in our group Google Meetings again this week. We loved chatting to you all, it really did make us smile. 

The following timetable is intended as a guide, please do what works best for you!

You can find a printable timetable here.


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. 

Once you have read a book, can you retell the story to someone else in your house using your best storytelling voice! 

Click here to go to the Bug Club login page. 

Spelling and Phonics

Below are the resources for daily Spelling or Phonics. If you have been directed by your class teacher, please use the daily phonics lessons below instead of the spelling sessions to best support your child.

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


This week in daily spelling we will be learning about alternative spellings for j (dge/ge), n (kn/gn) and r (wr). 

Click here to see the resources for the week and navigate to the correct day.


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 a-e like in cakeClick here to see the video. 

Tuesday: Today’s sound is e-e like in PeteClick here to see the video.

Wednesday: Today’s sound is i-e like in like. Click here to see the video.

Thursday: Today’s sound is o-e like in rope. Click here to see the video.

Friday: Today’s sound is u-e like in cube. Click here to see the video.

Reading comprehension

Your reading comprehensions this week are all about Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake. You will be learning about these famous astronauts in your topic lessons so you may find it useful to do these activities at the beginning of the week or alongside the topic activities. 

Most children should complete the 2 star sheet. If you would like a reduced challenge, complete the 1 star sheet. For an extra challenge, complete the 3 star sheet. Find the resources here.


Before you start handwriting, please make sure your child does some fine and gross motor warm up activities. Click the links for some ideas: video 1, video 2, video 3, video 4 (for this warm up you will need play dough).

Task: Practise some of the spellings found here in your neatest handwriting. Try joining your handwriting and remember to check if a letter has to be tall or sit under the line. If your child is not yet joining digraphs, you can watch a video lesson here.


This week, our writing will be all about the solar system. The three tasks will help you to gain more knowledge of the Solar System, show you how to form sentences for report writing and show you how to create a report on what you have learnt. Here is a space word mat you may find helpful this week.

The solar system: Facts about our cosmic neighborhood | Live Science

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: Use the internet to research facts about the solar system, recording information in your own way.

This session is so you can research more about the solar system. Here is a powerpoint which provides some information and some links to useful websites. 

We all like to record in different ways so this is an opportunity for you to record your notes in a way that works for you. There are some examples of different ways you might like to do this on the powerpoint above.

Task 2: Learning Objective: Read your writing aloud with intonation to make the meaning clear, using dictated sentences.

Miss Fitzpatrick will read you some sentences out loud about the solar system. Write down each sentence, thinking carefully about your spelling and letter formation. After you have written a sentence, read it aloud several times to practise using your expression. Click here for the powerpoint.

Task 3: Learning Objective: Write a paragraph on the solar system, using statements, commands and questions.

Use your research to write a paragraph or two about the solar system. This can be completed in your book. Please ‘turn in’ your paragraph for your teacher to give feedback. Watch the video here to see an example paragraph.

Reduced Challenge: Write a list of facts about the solar system.

Extra Challenge: Write a Non-Chronological Report on the solar system. You can design your own layout or use this writing frame. Your title could be ‘The Solar System’ and your subheadings could be about different planets. Can you record an interesting fact using ‘Did you know…?’


Daily fluency

For the days with tasks, use the flash card videos below. Repeat these as often as you like.

On the other two days, continue to use Number Gym. Please continue to play ‘Bond Builder’ and, if you used ‘Pairs: Equivalent Fractions’ last week, move on to the ‘Mental Maths Challenge’.

Please click here to see instructions for how to use NumberGym. If you have any issues, please contact your class teacher. 


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

Please use the resources in the order below: 

  1. Fluency task – these are in video form this week! Please repeat the clips for your child if they need more practise. You could also make your own flash cards to use at home. Activity 1 – The 2 x Table, Activity 2 – Number Bonds to 10, Activity 3 – Number Fact Dominoes
  1. Flashback 4 
  2. Teaching PowerPoint. 
  3. Worksheet provided for Task 1 and 3 (a Reduced Challenge task is available in the folder if your child needs it). Task 2 is practical. 
  4. Extension task (if it is appropriate for your child, this is built into the slides for Task 2).
Task 1: Learning objective: To recognise a quarter.

Click here for the Task 1 resources.

Task 2: Learning objective: To find a quarter.

Click here for the Task 2 resources. Similarly to last week, we would like to see photos of the practical task uploaded to Google Classroom.

There is a worksheet available in the folder which can be used as an extra task if you wish.

Task 3: Learning objective: To recognise a third.

Click here for the Task 3 resources.

The tutorial part of this lessons suggests using playdough for practise. If you would like the make some, there is a recipe here.


Learning Objective: To learn about the lives of significant individuals who have contributed to national and international achievements.

Task 1

Create a mind-map of facts about Tim Peake’s life.

Tim Peake: What does it take to become an astronaut?

Click here for the Video lesson. Here you can find the PowerPoint slides without the audio. 

Here is also a link to a 10 minute BBC science lesson with Tim Peake where he talks about how to survive in space! If you do the experiment, please send us some photographs to the class email address.

Task 2 

Sequence events into a timeline.  

Click here for the video lesson. Here you can find the PowerPoint slides and timeline template.  


Learning Objectives: 1.  I can recognise who it is easy for me to work with and who it is more difficult for me to work with. 2. I can understand how working with other people can help me to learn. 

Do you remember the challenge/goal you set yourself in week 1? (Click here for a reminder of the challenges and resources to support the learning of your chosen challenge) How is it going? Have you achieved your chosen challenge? Can you share your goal with someone in your household? 

Did someone help you to achieve your goal? Sometimes we find it helps us to work together to achieve and support one another through the learning journey. If you have already achieved your goal, you could choose a new one and work on it with someone at home. 

Reflection: Is it easier to work towards a goal with someone to support you?


Learning Objective: Learn some static balance shapes.

This week we have a gymnastics based lesson. 

Click here to view slides.

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