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.

    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. Use the Animated Garden Facts to compare gardens around the world.

    Challenge: Choose one garden from another country and compare it with your garden. What are the similarities and differences?

    In History, we will be studying famous people who have made significant contributions both nationally and internationally. We will learn about famous people interested in the environment.
    Challenge: Nicholas Grimshaw designed the biomes at the Eden Project. What contribution did he make to Science and the natural world?

    We will ask: What does a Botanist do? What tools do Botanists use? We will use the Natural History Museum website as a stimulus and we will ask an expert for answers to our questions.

    Challenge: Take virtual tour of the National History Museum and make your own Nature Journal).

    In Science, we will learn about Seasonal Changes and Plants. We will use the text 'The World Came to My Place Today' by Jo Readman to find out where our food comes from.

    Challenge: Read The World Came to My Place Today' and identify where in the world the food used in your healthy breakfast came from.

    Then we will learn about Living Things and their Habitats.

    The Natural History Museum Website offers other opportunities to share your discoveries including iRecord and iNaturalist which are online databases for sharing your observations of nature. Children must only access these with guidance from parents.

    '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?


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

    Grammar and Punctuation
    Complete Summer Term Year 2 SPAG Mat

    Read every day and talk about the books you read. George's Marvellous Medicine Comprehension Challenges Chapter 5 and Chapter 6 — The Cook Up and Brown Paint.
    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.

    Differentiated Reading Comprehension- Greek Style Salad Recipe.

    Healthy Week 01.06.2020
    During Healthy Week, we will learn about Keeping Fit and Healthy while we are home learning. You could complete one challenge each day.

    Challenge 1: Keeping safe at home - How have you kept safe online while you have been at home?
    Complete the Thinkuknow challenges for 5-7 year olds on the E-Safety section of our website. Then present your message of safety in your own way e.g. a sign, a leaflet, a story board or a news bulletin.

    Challenge 2: Keeping fit - It is Sports Day! Take part in your favourite sport and take photos and make a collage.

    Challenge 3: Stay safe outside - Create their own poster explaining how to stay safe when (e.g.) riding a horse, playing cricket, crossing a road or walking along the canal. Create some top tips for safety.

    Challenge 4: Cross Fit Zoom Sessions for KS1 at 9.30am on Thursday 4th June.

    Challenge 5: Healthy Food — Create an Athlete's Nutritious Breakfast with reference to each food group. You could make the breakfast (with some help from your family), create a menu or draw the healthy breakfast. Your challenge is to discuss your choices and explain why they are healthy.

    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.


    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 Division as sharing and grouping 01.06.2020
    Click on the White Rose link. Go into Year 2 Summer 1 Week 6. Complete one lesson each day for four days. On the last day create a map of your garden and use coordinates to pinpoint places on the map. Please refer to the Maths Weekly Plan for more detail.

    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: Faces, Shapes and Patterns.
    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

    MyMaths tasks include:

    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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