Year 2 Home Learning Activities

Half term week

Hi Year 2,

Our theme for this week is... “Be Kind to your Mind.”

As you probably know this week it would have been Half Term – so we thought you would want to do some fun and creative activities with your family.

Emma and I have found these fun activities from the British Science Association.

I’ve started to collect bottles so I can play bowling outside!

Why not try some of these other suggestions.

Pick and choose some other activities that you could do during half term:

  • Bug safari and Scavenger hunt


  • Arts and crafts


  • Meditation or yoga


  • Writing a letter to your loved ones


  • Cooking and Baking


  • Watching a livestream of animals in a zoo


  • Dancing and dance parties


  • Gardening


  • Movie night


  • Board games


  • Painting and drawing


  • Photography


  • Comedy night and Talent shows


  • Puppet shows (make your own!)


  • Self portrait competitions


  • Keep safe and have a lovely half term 😀

    Sally and Emma
    We are happy to share some learning ideas from our friends at the Blue Elephant Theatre. We look forward to working with the wonderful team once again in the future!

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    Louise has made a ‘make-your-own-playscript’ pack - it’s pretty detailed so takes a bit of time to complete and can be downloaded over here.

    We're celebrating our 21st birthday soon and have launched a poster competition for young people to design a poster that will be used across our week of celebrations.

    The winner and runners up will also receive theatre tickets to Blue Elephant - once shows are back up and running! The deadline is May 28th and photos of hand-drawn entries can be emailed to us or shared to our social media.

    We've also released a short drama and storytelling workshop, in English and in Spanish. They're fun activities around the story of Cinderella and they also focus on being very positive and reinforcing what's inappropriate behaviour.

    There's some sign-posting in them to support services, like Childline and Solace. The workshops are probably best suited to ages 3 - 7:

    English Workshop:



    Spanish Workshop:

    Tangled Feet Theatre has put together some great learning resources for pupils of all ages. We have worked with the theatre in the past. We are hopeful of carrying on this relationship in the future!

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    Our show for 3-8 year olds ‘Butterflies’ is a story about three friends going on an adventure, which gently explores how we cope with cope with anxiety, It is a co-production with Half Moon theatre, is forty minutes long and is available free online below:



    Here is our ten week Mindfulness At Home project, which brings together storytelling, mindfulness and yoga to help children develop emotional awareness and resilience, and which ties in to the show ‘Butterflies.'

    The programme is designed and led by Emily, who is a qualified teacher and our Participation Director, and Rachel who is a qualified yoga teacher. Each session is 10-20 minutes long and encompasses a simple activity using things you’d find at home.

    The show 'Need A Little Help', which came to Michael Faraday last year is available below.



    The accompanying ‘young carers resource pack’, developed in collaboration with West Sussex Council, is available over here.
    Our School Counsellor Dom has put together a great wellbeing guide for all pupils. There are many different ideas that you could try each day during the half term break.

    You can read Dom's ideas over here.

    Week beginning 18th May

    Hello Year 2

    

We hope you’ve had a lovely weekend.

    Thank you to everyone who has emailed Emma and I - seeing all the fun activities that you’ve been doing really does bring a smile to our faces!

    We would love to see more of what you have been doing at home, so please do keep emailing us with work and photos that you are proud of so we can put these on the website. We loved seeing your 3D houses and your continent books.

    
 Emma and I have been checking Mathletics weekly and we have been extremely impressed with how you are doing. A big, special well done to those of you who have earned Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates – hopefully you’ll get these very soon!

    
Please keep on emailing us with any questions or queries.

    Keep safe

    Sally and Emma
    You can find the timetable for this week over here
    This week we focusing on phonics and strategies for spelling unfamiliar words.

    BBC Bitesize are continuing to do daily online lessons for core subjects which will really help our learning. Remember we are working a week behind so the resources are ready for you!

    Everything you need is online – so easy to access. If you do need any support please email Sally or Emma so we can help!

    Sally: year2-a – mailbox41358@lgflmail.org



    Emma: year2-b – mailbox41359@lgflmail.org

    Remember – take regular breaks in between your learning.

    Top tip: If you’re finding the Year 2 work a bit tricky... Take a quick look back at the Year 1 work to jog your memory. Then try again!

    Day 1I can use phonics to develop my vocabulary.

    Can you use your phonics to retell an Oliver Jeffer’s story?

    Day 2I can use conjunctions to join sentences.

    Day 3I can form letters correctly when writing sentences.

    Day 4I can use exclamation marks.

    Day 5I can listen to the book ‘Cake’ being read and answer questions.
    This week our topic is Numbers.

    BBC Bitesize are continuing to do daily online lessons for core subjects which will really help our learning. Remember we’re working a week behind so all the resources are ready for you!

    Everything you need is online – so easy to access. If you do need any support please email Sally or Emma so we can help!

    Sally: year2-a – mailbox41358@lgflmail.org

    

Emma: year2-b – mailbox41359@lgflmail.org

    Remember – take regular breaks in between your learning.

    Top tip: If you’re finding the Year 2 work a bit tricky... Take a quick look back at the Year 1 work to jog your memory. Then try again!

    Top tip: Go on mathletics and see if we can complete a challenge!

    Day 1I can add and subtract two-digit numbers and tens.

    Day 2I can add two-digit numbers.

    Day 3I can subtract two-digit numbers.

    Day 4I can recall my number bonds to 100.

    Day 5I can solve problems.
    I can find out about a significant, historical figure.

    Who was Dr Martin Luther King?
    We think it is important to use this time to develop some new life skills.

    This week can you:

  • Hang or peg any clothes out to dry.


  • Fold your clothes and put them away.


  • Water any plants around your house.


  • Make a sandwich for lunch.


  • Dust around your home.
  • Millwall Community Trust Joy of Moving Home School Festival

    On International Day of Families, Millwall Community Trust is partnering with EFL Trust and Ferrero to launch the ‘Joy of Moving Home School Festival’, a full afternoon of home school activities and games to get children and their families moving and having fun.

    The Joy of Moving programme consists of two elements; the Move & Learn programme and Joy of Moving Festivals. Over 310,000 children have been introduced to moving and learning new skills all while having fun and playing.

    The Joy of Moving Home School Festival will begin this week. Keep a look out for what is happening in Lewisham and Southwark via the hashtag #JOMHomeFestival or to find more fun games to play visit joyofmovingresourcehub.co.uk.

    You can download a copy of the Joy of Moving book over here.
    Year 2 will continue to develop their sense of rhythm with the famous folk song- Frere Jacques and will have a go at playing the rhythm and singing the song in a number of different ways.

    Week beginning 11th May

    Hello Year 2

    We hope you all had a lovely Bank Holiday on Friday and enjoyed some celebrations with your families.

    This week I have been enjoying spending more time reading. I love getting lost in an adventure story! While we are still unable to travel physically, books give us a fantastic way to explore new places using our imaginations. We would love to know what you have been reading.

    The author Oliver Jeffers has been filming himself reading his books during this time and sharing his inspiration for writing them. This is a great way to find out more about being an author. Why not have a listen over here?

    Have a good week and remember to keep in touch. If you are inspired to write a story like Oliver Jeffers please send it to us.

    Emma and Sally
    You can find the timetable for this week over here.
    This week we are focusing on some of the skills needed to be a great reader and writer.

    BBC Bitesize are continuing to do daily online lessons for core subjects which will really help our learning. Remember we are working a week behind so the resources are ready for you! Everything you need is online – so easy to access. If you do need any support please email Sally or Emma so we can help.

    Sally: year2-a – mailbox41358@lgflmail.org

    Emma: year2-b – mailbox41359@lgflmail.org

    Remember – take regular breaks in between your learning.

    Top tip: If you’re finding the Year 2 work a bit tricky… Take a quick look back at the Year 1 work to jog your memory. Then try again!

    Day 1 – I can practice my phonics skills and continue to develop my language about the UK.

    CHALLENGE: What places in the UK would you recommend visiting and why? Remember to use because.

    Day 2 – I can use commas in lists when writing statements.

    CHALLENGE: Can you make a shopping list for the weekly shop?

    Day 3 – I can form long ladder, dangly letters.

    Challenge: Have a go at doing your best handwriting!

    Day 4 – I can ask and answer questions using the text.

    Day 5 – I can match characters to what they said and retell events from the book Funnybones.

    This week our topic is Numbers.

    BBC Bitesize are continuing to do daily online lessons for core subjects which will really help our learning. Remember we’re working a week behind so all the resources are ready for you!

    Everything you need is online – so easy to access. If you do need any support please email Sally or Emma so we can help!

    Sally: year2-a – mailbox41358@lgflmail.org

    Emma: year2-b – mailbox41359@lgflmail.org

    Remember: Take regular breaks in between your learning.

    Top tip: If you’re finding the Year 2 work a bit tricky… Take a quick look back at the Year 1 work to jog your memory. Then try again!

    Top tip: Go on mathletics and see if you can complete a challenge!

    Day 1 – I can practice the part whole model and I can recall my number bonds.

    Day 2 – I can compare number sentences involving addition and subtraction using the greater than, less than and equal symbols.

    Day 3 – I can investigate number facts and the connection between addition and subtraction.

    Day 4 – I can add and subtract 2 and 1 digit numbers.

    Day 5 – I can solve problems.
    I can research a famous historical figure.

    Who was Emmeline Pankhurst?

    Find out more over here.

    CHALLENGE: Pretend you're Emmeline Pankhurst – could you write a diary entry from her? What might she say? How would she feel? Use the internet or espresso to research more information.
    I can learn about the environment and culture of Nigeria.

    Find out more over here.

    CHALLENGE: Can you add this to your continent book? Or make a leaflet about Nigeria?
    I can learn the basic parts of a plant.

    Find out more over here.
    I can learn about rhythm by clapping and using my body.

    Find out more over here.
    As you are spending more time online we think it is important to remember what you need to do to stay safe online.

    Try these activities.

    I can learn how to input simple computer codes.

    Try the activities over here.
    We think it is important to use this time to develop some new life skills.

    This week can you:

    - Learn how to wash your clothes (hand wash or washing machine)

    - Learn to wrap a gift (maybe using newspaper or scrap paper?)

    - Learn to tell the time (o clock, quarter past, quarter to, half past)

    - Hang the clothes out to dry.

    - Tidy your toys.
    This week the children sing a folk song from Israel called 'Zum Gali Gali' with particular focus on both reading and playing the rhythm of the chorus. They will finish with a listening activity.

    Many thanks for sending in the photos of your home learning to Sally and Emma! We are very happy to share these with your friends on the school website.

    Please keep them coming. You can use the email details below.

    Sally: year2-a – mailbox41358@lgflmail.org

    Emma: year2-b – mailbox41359@lgflmail.org

















    Week beginning 4th May

    Hi everyone,

    I cannot believe it is May already! Hopefully the sun will keep shining for us all, although it is looking a bit cloudy today.

    It was so lovely to speak to you all last week and to know that you are all well and safe.

    We hope you enjoyed the new story - it’s one of my favourites. Emma and I loved reading it to you. Maybe you could record yourself reading a story, read to a sibling or video call a relative? We would love to see and hear your reading.

    This week I’ve kept myself busy by finding new recipes and doing lots of cooking, reading books and making pom poms (this is a new skill I’ve been trying to learn).

    Please read Dom and Alek’s lovely message about well-being during these very unusual times.

    Keep sending us work that you’re really proud of because we really do enjoy seeing what you have been doing.

    Keep safe everyone,

    Sally and Emma

    P.s Don’t forget to do the life skill challenges in extra activities!
    You can find the timetable for this week over here.
    Topic: House Held up by Trees - by Ted Kooser

    This week we are trying something a little different for Maths and English.

    BBC Bitesize are doing daily online lessons for core subjects which will really help our learning. We are following the previous weeks learning (week starting 27th April) so that we can check the activities are relevant. All the links are here for you.

    Everything you need is online – so easy to access. If you do need any support please email Sally or Emma so we can help!

    Sally: year2-a – mailbox41358@lgflmail.org

    Emma: year2-b – mailbox41359@lgflmail.org

    There are mini activities you can try based on House Held Up By Trees – so go back to listen to the story if you need to recap what happened.

    Remember – take regular breaks in between your learning.

    Top tip: If you’re finding the Year 2 work a bit tricky... Take a quick look back at the Year 1 work to jog your memory. Then try again!

    Day 1Forming letters

    Design your own front cover for the House Held up by Trees using your brilliant letter formations.

    CHALLENGE – Can you write a blurb at the back of the book?

    Day 2Using capital letters, full stops

    CHALLENGE: See if you can write sentences based on the story of House Held up by Trees?

    Day 3Write a mini beast fact file

    ​What insects and creepy crawlies might you find hidden in the trees?

    Day 4Creating sentences with descriptions

    Can you write interesting sentences about the insects and mini beasts you found hidden in the trees?

    Day 5 - Bank Holiday​!
    This week our topic is Money.

    We are trying something a little different for Maths and English this week. BBC Bitesize are doing daily online lessons for core subjects which will really help our learning. We are following the previous weeks learning (week starting 27th April) so that we can check the activities are relevant. All the links are here for you.

    Everything you need is online – so easy to access. If you do need any support please email Sally or Emma so we can help!

    Sally: year2-a – mailbox41358@lgflmail.org

    Emma: year2-b – mailbox41359@lgflmail.org

    Remember – take regular breaks in between your learning.

    Top tip: If you’re finding the Year 2 work a bit tricky... Take a quick look back at the Year 1 work to jog your memory. Then try again!

    Day 1I can recognise coins​

    Can you find any coins in your house? Can you put them in order – lowest value first.

    Day 2I can use different coins to make an amount of money

    Can you make a shop in your house? Maybe a snack shop? Bananas – 6p, apples – 8p etc.

    Day 3I can compare amounts of money. I can use the greater than, less than and equals symbols

    Remember the greedy crocodile always wants to eat the biggest number.

    Day 4I can solve problems involving money

    This includes a link to one of our Supermovers dances, can you teach it to your grown ups?

    Can you set up a shop in your house and give the correct change?

    Day 5 - Bank Holiday!
    I can research and find out information about France. Follow the activities over here.

    Can you design a holiday brochure to persuade people to visit France when we are able to travel again?
    Carrying on from our work with materials...

    Follow the worksheet over here.

    What materials can you find in your home? Are they man made or natural?
    I can research and find out information about a famous historical figure. Follow the activities over here.

    Research and make an information guide about Neil Armstrong.

    CHALLENGE – Can you find out about any other famous male or female astronauts?

    Design a leaflet or a poster to tell someone about space.

    Can you learn all the different planets in order? Is there a special trick to help you remember?
    I can learn all about the story of pass over and how Jewish people today celebrate and remember it. Please work through the activities over here.
    We think it is important to use this time to develop some new life skills.

    This week can you:

    - Learn to tie your shoe laces.

    - Lay the table for a meal.

    - Help out with the washing up.

    - Help out with hoovering, sweeping or mopping.

    - Make your bed
    This week Year 2 will be work on reading rhythms and are encouraged to have a go at writing their own rhythm patterns!

    Noura has also provided a Year 2 Music Worksheet to help with this exercise.

    Week beginning Monday 27th April

    Hello Year 2

    We hope you all had a lovely weekend and are ready for the second week of the Summer Term. This week we are continuing our work on the book House Held up by Trees. Sally and I have made some short videos reading the story to you.

    Remember to keep having a good look at all of the trees and plants you go past on your daily walk. How many can you name? Home Learning for this week will include:

    Daily English

    Daily Maths

    Science

    Reading

    Foundation subjects


    The overview for English and maths can be viewed over here.

    Try to take some time away from your computers and see what you can make. I have been enjoying using my sewing machine, being creative is a great way to feel calm and happy.

    We would love you to send us some pictures of what you have been making. You can upload any pictures below. We will publish these on the school website!

    Upload files

    Take care and carry on looking after each other.

    Emma and Sally
    We are beginning our new story House Held up by Trees

    Task 1

    Listen to Part One of the story being read by Sally below.



    Can you retell Part One in your own words

    Task 2

    What has happened so far in the beginning?

    Listen to part two of the story being read by Emma below.



    Can you retell the story in your own words?

    Task 3

    What has happened so far in the end part of the story?

    Write down as many adjectives to describe the setting and the house.

    Watch this clip to understand more about adjectives:

    Example: Cosy, enormous, luxurious, large etc. Tall, wavy, dancing in the breeze.

    Sentence challenge:

    "The cosy house is in between the tall, wavy trees in the middle of the peaceful field.”

    Task 4

    Describe the setting of where the house is.

    Remember the big lawn and secret hiding places covered by trees.

    Remember to use exciting adjectives!

    You can get some ideas over here.

    “The house is grand and made of dark, mahogany wood. The sky is always aqua blue and it shines on the house making it sparkle in the sunlight.”

    Task 5

    Pretend you are trying to sell the house held up by trees – how would you describe it?

    Find some ideas over here.

    Try and use persuasive language – “You must buy this unforgettable house or else it will go!”
    I can recall multiplication sums. 2x table, 5x table, 10x table.

    Top tip – use Mathletics to play games, use arrays to help work out answers, use times table rockstars!

    Task 1

    2 x table – How quick can you get at remembering?

    QUICK FIRE QUIZ AT THE END on mathsletics

    Task 2

    5 x table – How quick can you get at remembering?

    QUICK FIRE QUIZ AT THE END on mathsletics

    Task 3

    10 x table – How quick can you get at remembering? How quick can you get at remembering?

    QUICK FIRE QUIZ AT THE END on mathsletics

    Task 4

    Multiplication facts:

    If you know 2 X 8 = 16

    What else do you know?

    2 X 8 = 16

    8 X 2 = 16

    16 divided by 2 = 8

    16 divided by 8 = 2

    Task 5

    Division facts

    If you know 5 X 6 = 30

    I know 30 divided by 5 is 6 etc

    CHALLENGE – 3 TIMES TABLE.
    Listen to an audio book on vooks, youtube or find your favourite story at home.

    Can you write a book review – What did you like? What didn’t you like?

    Would you recommend the story?
    Thinking about a House Held up by Trees – can you design a house?

    You could draw it on paper or use cardboard boxes you find in your house to build a 3D version.

    Make a birthday card for Captain Tom.

    Captain Tom has been an inspiration to us all and raised a fantastic amount of money for NHS charities.

    Help him celebrate his 100th Birthday on 30th April by making him a card. You can send it to him here:

    Captain Tom Moore

    C/O Marston Moretaine Post Office

    67 Bedford Road

    Marston Mortaine

    Bedford

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    Follow the PE with Joe Wicks daily work outs.

    You could also try some cosmic yoga.
    I can name the seven continents.

    I can make a continent fact file.



    Research Project

    Fold 3 pieces of A4 paper in half to make a book (you could use scrap paper! ) – This is your continent encyclopedia.

    Every day – research a new continent and write down some fascinating facts that you have discovered. You could draw a labelled diagram in your information book.

    You could use Espresso​ or Purple Mash.
    In this video Noura will be focusing on playing and reading the rhythm of a new folk song called apple trees in bloom. See if you can join in with the beat.

    Daily phonics lessons are starting online this week! These are provided by the Department for Education via a YouTube channel over here.

    All lessons are introduced by celebrities, including children’s TV presenters, which adds an exciting addition to the lessons.

    There are three sets of daily lessons to choose from and we suggest your child starts with one set of lessons most suitable to their year group and reading ability.

    After watching each lesson, we encourage you to read aloud to your child.

    You can read more information over here.
    This week we will practise our hand signs, learn a new folk song called 'Wake Up Little Sparrow by Ella Jenkins and I will explain to the grown-ups how we have been learning our rhythms!

    Week beginning Monday 20th April

    Hello Year 2!

    We hope you are well and hope you had a lovely Easter. There are so many exciting activities you can do at home – I’ve been doing lots of drawing and getting creative at home… I’ve even been doing the Joe Wicks PE sessions!

    We’re updating the website every week so please look out for any new activities.

    Please remember that Emma and I are available via email if you have any questions or want to send us any brilliant work that you’ve been doing. We’d love to see!

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Sally: year2-a – mailbox41358@lgflmail.org

    Emma@ year2-b – mailbox41359@lgflmail.org
    Year 2 will be learning and reading the book House Held up by Trees by Ted Kooser this term..

    In the first week they will be predicting about what they think the book will be about. They will be looking at the front cover and seeing if they can find any of the leaves in the story on their daily walk.

    You can complete an activity sheet over here

    We also have a daily English activity for you to work through.

    Angry Cat

    Hansel and Gretel

    English Monday 20th April

    English Tuesday 21st April

    English Wednesday 22nd April

    English Thursday 23rd April

    English Friday 24th April

    Please follow the worksheet over here.
    Please follow the worksheet over here.
    Our music teacher Noura has recorded a special message for the Year 2 children.

    Week beginning Monday 6th April

    As well as being Spring, when we see the signs of new life after the darkness of winter, this time of the year sees important religious festivals. Christians celebrate Easter and Jews celebrate Passover

    You can find some activities for you to try over this special period over here.
    We have a selection of fun Easter activities that can be carried out around the home. These cover science learning, art and baking!

    Bake a Cake

    Create a Menu

    Design an Easter Egg Hunt

    Science Investigation

    Write a Letter
    thinkuknow is a great resource for online learning. We have a worksheet to share for Key Stage 1 children over here.
    Purple Mash is a great website for online learning. We are happy to share the latest Purple Mash newsletter for parents and carers over here.

    Week beginning Monday 30th March



    If you feel inspired to create some artwork at home then why not design some posters showing that you support our wonderful NHS staff?

    Many children throughout the country are creating rainbow posters and placing them in their windows. The idea is help key workers be happy on their way to work each morning.

    Think about adding a rainbow to your design. This is a symbol that many children are using to show that they support the brave NHS staff who work in our hospitals.

    We would love to share any of your posters on the Michael Faraday School website! You can scan in your poster, or take a photo of it with a phone, and then upload using the box below.

    Upload files

    Week beginning Monday 23rd March

    It is important that we all try and keep to a routine whilst we are away from school. Sally and Emma have put together a suggested daily timetable for the Year 2 children.

    You can view the activities over here.
    This maths topic will help you to learn about halves and quarters. There are some short videos to watch over here.

    Our first task will help us to make equal parts. You can find the worksheet over here.

    We are now going to divide different shapes into half. This exercise can be found over here.

    The next task involves finding halves. You can use items such as buttons or counters to help with this. The worksheet is available over here.

    We will look at quarters next. The worksheet over here will help you to see how we can make quarters.

    Finally we will use this information to find some quarters over here. Good luck!
    Our music teacher Noura has recorded a special music video for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children.

    Our lessons this term have included the song There's a Little Wheel a Turning. Noura has kindly recorded a video that we can all watch and join in with at home.

    It includes different actions for the children to take part in. We should all be note perfect when we return to school.

    Thank you Noura!