Year 2 - Pearl Class

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Welcome to Year Two
Mrs Richardson and Mrs Smith

Year 2 Home Learning

Ideas to support your Year 2 child:

Weekly Plans are being sent via Parent Mail to help.

  • Read everyday
  • Write book reviews for the books you finish
  • Keep a diary
  • Practise spellings from the Y1/2 words list and put them into sentences
  • Practise 2, 5 and 10 times tables
  • Complete calculations using all four operations (+, -, x and ÷)
  • Measure objects around your home and record the lengths
  • Go on a 3D shape hunt, write the names of all the shapes you find, then make a table and record the number of faces, edges and vertices for each object.
  • Collect some coins from your money box, list the coins you have and find the total amount. Try to make the same amount using different coins.
  • Tell the time to the nearest five minutes.

How to structure your day
It is important to develop a structured timetable for each day. As parents have many demands on their time, an overview for the week has been provided via the note home and more detailed guidance will be given for English and Maths (see the attached downloads). Each day try to include:

  • Spelling/Phonics
  • English
  • Maths
  • Reading
  • Topic

    Inventors and Inventions

    Our topic this term is Inventors and Inventions. In History, we will be studying famous people who have made significant contributions both nationally and internationally.
    Challenge: Who was Thomas Edison? What wouldn't we be able to do without Thomas Edison's inventions?

    They will build models from technical drawings, design their own models and experiment with different fixings and mechanisms for their models. They will test designs, models and mechanisms in role as inventors.

    Challenge: Make a moving vehicle with a chassis and axles. Choose either a fixed or rotating axle. (This is a three week challenge. Please use what you have at home — found materials, cardboard boxes, bottle tops or lego).

    In Science, our topic for this term is Grouping and Changing Materials. The children will describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials and compare and group together a variety of materials based on their physical properties.

    Challenge: Uses of everyday Materials Year 2 home Learning booklet. Complete a challenge of your choice. Write your answers in your book.

    Topic challenges

    'Inventors' optional tasks. Your child can choose a task each week from the grid and respond. You could take a photograph of the results and send them to your class teacher via the class email address.

    Religious Education
    Watch and discuss: Is Easter a happy time, sad time or both? Consider how the different characters (Jesus, Mary, the disciples) would have been feeling at that part of the story.


    Read every day and talk about the books you read. Fantastic Mr Fox Reading Comprehension Challenges
    See attached downloads. No need to print, just write your answers in the book provided.

    Grammar and Punctuation
    The children will be looking closely at statements, commands, questions and exclamations. Understanding the importance of sentence structure and the use of punctuation to demarcate sentences will continue to be a key focus in writing.
    Identify four types of sentence and distinguish between them:
    Statement: The dog is brown.
    Question: Where is it?
    Exclamation: What BIG eyes you have!
    Command: Sit quietly.
    List your own examples.

    We will be concentrating on developing spelling rules when suffixes are added to a root word and unusual spelling patterns.
    Unit 2 Adding the suffix er and est
    Practice spelling the Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words — focus on five new words.

    Free Writing Friday with Cressida Cowell
    All you need is a notebook and a pencil to draw and write just for the fun of it. Read Cressida Cowell's Top Tips for developing creativity and imagination.


    Throughout the term we will recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables, including recognising odd and even numbers. We will calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division within the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (x), division (÷) and equals (=) sign. We will deepen our learning through problem solving activities and use our reasoning skills to explain. We will learn to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes.

    Click the link below to access Mathematics tasks for Year 2 on fractions 30.3.2020
    We will be exploring fractions starting on 30.03.20 for five daily sessions. Click on the link below. Go into Year 2 and you will find five maths challenges and resources related to fractions for Week One (Finding halves and quarters). Complete one lesson each day for five days. There is also Week Two (Recognises thirds and equivalent fractions) if you want to continue your studies in fractions. Please refer to the Maths Weekly Plan for more detail.
    Linked MyMaths tasks include:
    Introducing fractions
    Modelling fractions of amounts
    Simple fractions

    Each week your child will be given MyMaths tasks to complete and they have been challenged to learn their 2 and 5 times tables. Please use TTRockstars to develop speed and accuracy.

    Physical Education

    Amaven provide 'Movement of the Day' activities and homework targeted to meet your child's needs. Log in using your child's personal login and then complete homework tasks three times each week.
    Challenge: Join in with the Joe Wicks LIVE workout for kids, everyday this week at 9o'clock.
    Cosmic Kids Yoga can be used for meditation and to try out a Yoga Session.
    You can contact us at to share your adventures or ask any questions.

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