Year 2 - Pearl Class

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Welcome to Year Two
Mrs Richardson and Mrs Smith

Year 2 Home Learning

Video — coming soon

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

    New Resources Available from The Oak National Academy. These are lessons taught by teachers that your child can participate in. You can choose lessons by subject or just take part in the scheduled lessons.

    Access Oak National Academy Assemblies here.

    Access Oak National Academy Activity Clubs here.

    Global Gardens

    Topic challenges

    Our topic this term is Global Gardens. In Geography, we will explore gardens in the U.K. and compare them with gardens in other countries. See attached PDF.

    Gardens around the world
    Look at each of the gardens from around the world. Look at a map of the world and use a globe. Go through the gardens and identify the place on the map/globe where each is to be found. Discuss the climate, categorising each garden as tropical, Mediterranean or temperate. Compare with English gardens. They are temperate — never very hot or cold. There is rain for much of the year. Look at the Indian garden and explain that this is tropical — there are dry seasons and rainy seasons (monsoons). Finally look at the Greek garden and explain that this is Mediterranean — warm wet winters, hot dry summers.

    Click on web link associated with their selected garden on the Animated Fact. Discuss how we might research this garden to find out more about it. Say that the best sort of finding out is when we have some things in mind that we really want to know! Model writing two questions asking things about this garden. Discuss how we may use this website to help us find out the answers. What else could we use? Look at some suitable books or magazines.

    Research task

    Choose your favourite garden to research. Consider the climate, the plants and the creatures that might be found in the garden.
    Make a pop-up book showing the garden you have chosen to research and present your discoveries in your own way.

    Make a magical garden
    Design and make a magic garden on a plate using a paper plate and soil. You may make a label for their plate with a sticker on a cocktail stick. Then stick this in the soil so they can recognise their 'garden'. Go outside to a suitable location (field, grass play area, meadow, garden...). Each child collects things, petals, flowers, leaves, grass, etc. to stick in their garden.

    Demonstrate how we fill the plate with soil, then stick different plants that we can find in the locality in the soil on the plate to create our own 'pretend' garden. Show some of the plants children will be collecting and using to make their garden on a plate — dandelions, daisies, leaves, different grasses, buttercups, cow parsley, twigs, etc. Ask children to look at each one & to identify it. Try to remember the name of each plant/flower. Discuss how we will organise our garden on a plate. What will our design be? Finally photograph your finished garden.

    Who lives in your magical garden?
    Use your imagination
    Your garden could be a home for fairies, pixies, gnomes or even dinosaurs.
    Imagine the adventures they could have...

    Tree beard or forest faces
    Using clay or mud, create a tree face on a tree in your garden. It could be your garden guardian.

    Summer writing Challenge
    Create a series of short stories about your magical garden. Illustrate your stories. You could even make miniature books and sew the pages together like Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell Bronte did in their free time.

    The Sounds of the Rainforests- There are many wonderful and intriguing sounds that can be heard in the rainforest. You can listen and watch real footage from a rainforest or watch the BBC Our Planet clip. Which animal makes the most noise in the rainforest? Ask your child to record what sounds they can hear and to predict what animals the sounds have come from. Can your child replicate these sounds using objects from around the home?
    Which animals make the most noise in a rainforest?

    'Global Gardens' 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
    In R.E. we will focus upon Judaism. We will as questions such as: Why is Shabbat an important day for Jews? What happens at the end of Shabbat?
    Oak National Academy Year 2 Judaism Lessons 1 -4


    RWInc Spelling Task — Resources sent via Parent Mail
    The children will revise their spelling of the Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words.
    Challenge: Correct the mistakes made by Mr Whoops.

    Read every day and talk about the books you read. George's Marvellous Medicine Comprehension Challenges
    Chapter 6 — Brown Paint
    )Chapter 7 — Grandma Gets The Medicine
    Chapter 8 — The Brown Hen
    Chapter 9 — The Pig, the Bullocks, the Sheep, the Pony and the Nanny-goat
    Chapter 10 — A crane for Grandma
    Chapter 11 — Mr Kranky's idea
    Chapter 12 — Marvellous Medicine Number 1
    Chapter 13 — Marvellous Medicine Number 2

    Mrs Smith has kindly read these chapters for us. The password has been sent to you via Parent Mail.

    See attached downloads. No need to print, just write your answers in the book provided.

    Refer to the detailed writing plan and resources attached as a PDF and sent out via Parent Mail.

    Session One —
    Session 1: Children's Poetry Archive Challenge 1
    � What does the 'soft sea' wash over in Michael Rosen's poem?
    � What noise do cows make On The Ning Nang Nong?
    � Where did the Duelling Duo fight?
    � What was for breakfast in Hey Diddle Diddle?
    � What does the River baby suck in Valerie Bloom's poem?
    Find the answers by listening to the poems.

    Session 2: An Activity Just for Fun!
    This Challenge looks at poems about people and all the different identities that people have.
    To find the answers, all you have to do is search through our poems and listen out for the answers — and we've given you some clues in the questions to get you started.

    1. What colour is the grass always in Rachel Rooney's poem?
    2. Where does my Magical name get blurted out?
    3. What did the young-man-with-a-pimple's Pimple turn into?
    4. What did Miss Flotsam do to Joseph Coelho when he was naughty?
    5. What is time as delicate as in Jacob Sam-La Rose's poem?
    Find the answers by listening to the poems

    Session 3: This challenge looks at poems about animals and some of the strange things they do. To find the answers, all you have to do is listen to each of the poems
    1. What should you never approach a stork with in 'Please Do Not Feed the Animals'?
    2. 'Alligator Pie' thinks about alligators — what will happen if you can't get alligator soup?
    3. How many lives does a cat have to spare in 'Cat-Rap'?
    4. How big are crocodiles in Joan Poulson's poem 'So Small'?
    5. What noise does the fork make on the china dish in Rachel Roddy's poem 'The Language of Cat'?
    Find the answers by listening to the poems

    Session 4: Listen to the poem Bluebottle by Judith Nicholls and answer the questions:
    How does he move?
    What does illusive mean and what does it tell you about the insect?
    Which words and phrases show that the insect moves quickly?
    Choose your own garden creature:
    Create a kenning about your creature
    Blue bottle
    Sky diver
    Jumping Jack
    Rushing rocket
    Kitchen comet
    Buzzing bomber

    Avoiding the obvious.
    Make a list of words to describe a plant or a creature in your garden — then ask children to write without using any of them.

    Session 5: Points of view.

    Write from the point of view of an animal, or an inanimate object.

    I am a...
    I remember...
    Inside the..
    Why do...

    There are five 15 minutes challenges for parents to complete with their children recommended by They can be found on our E-Safety section of our website: Online Safety At Home.

    Part 1
    Patterns — Spotting and using similarities — Mini Missions - Barefoot Computing

    Part 2
    Interactive Learning Games

    Part 3
    Complete your one Hour of Code Minecraft challenges


    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.

    Maths Revision Tasks 20.07. 2020
    Revision tasks sent out via Parent Mail
    Lesson 1:Counting on and back.
    Lesson 2: Finding the missing numbers
    Lesson 3: Addition and Subtraction.
    Lesson 4: Multiplication and division.
    Lesson 5: Measurement
    These can be used during the summer as revision for those families who have requested this.

    Subtraction using dienes 1:
    Subtraction using dienes 2:
    Subtraction on a number line:

    Division with sharing 1
    Division with sharing 2
    Division by grouping
    The password to allow you to watch Mrs Smith demonstrating grouping and sharing has been sent to you via Parent Mail.

    If your child confidently accesses the White Rose activities for this week here is an alternative plan.

    Oak National Academy
    There are 15 lessons related to new topics:
    Lessons 1- 7 2D and 3D shapes
    Lessons 8 — 15 Position, direction, rotation and routes
    Lessons 1- 10 Fractions
    Lessons 1-5 — Volume and capacity
    Lessons 1-5 — Exploring Calculation strategies

    MyMaths tasks include:
    Telling the time and Telling the time -quarter to and quarter past all set previously but not completed by some children.
    New MyMaths set : Telling the time to the nearest five minutes and Comparing Time 2

    Key Stage One Maths book in your pack has Time on pages 54-57 for more practise.

    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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