Year 2 Home Learning Activities

Week Beginning 13th July



Hello again Year 2,

We would like to say a big well done and thank you for all the hard work and effort you went to completing the Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges. We were so impressed by every entry, it was so hard to choose the winners!

As this is now the last week of the Summer Term we are setting you some activities to finish off our year together and start to look ahead to next year when you will be in Year 3. It certainly has been a strange year but we are so proud of the way you have continued to work hard and try your best.



Also this week make sure you take part Michael Faraday’s first Virtual Sports Day! We’d love families to take part in the activities too! 😊

See how many of the events you can complete and make sure you send your photos to us!

Sally: year2-a – mailbox41358@lgflmail.org

Emma: year2-b – mailbox41359@lgflmail.org

Emma and Sally
If you would like some more structure to your day then please follow the Year 2 Timetable
BBC Bitesize are continuing to do daily online lessons for core subjects which will really help our learning.

This week we will be doing English and Maths in the morning. In the afternoon, we have got some Transition activities and Sports Day activities for you to complete!

Have Fun!

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 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 1I can estimate and measure volume and capacity in litres.

Day 2I can read temperatures from a thermometer.

Day 3I can read the time to whole hours and half past the hour.

Day 4I can tell the time and identify a quarter past and a quarter to.

Day 5I can solve maths challenges.


We may not all be together in school but we can still enjoy Sports Day! Our team has put together a Virtual Sports Day for 2020. This includes many fun activities that you can safely complete at home.

You can find the activities over here.
This will be the last music video before the summer holidays! I have compiled many of the songs that we have learnt throughout lockdown. I can't wait to see you all again in September!

End of Term Transition Activities

We have a number of activities to keep you busy for the final week of the school year. These will help you to prepare for moving up to Year 3 in September.

You can work through any of the activities throughout the week.

Have fun! 😊

Virtual Sports Day



You can find plenty of sporting tasks that you can complete at home over here.

My year in Year 2

Describe your favourite memories.

Make a Calming Mood Jar Follow the instructions over here.

Make an Origami Frog


Goals for Next Year

What would you like to do/learn. What trips would you like to go on?

Design a ‘Worry Monster’

Write around it the different feelings which you have when thinking about next year.

Go on an interactive expedition of the ‘Great Barrier Reef’ with David Attenborough

Follow the adventure over here.

Create a Self-Portrait of Yourself

Tell your new teacher a fun fact (or 2!) about yourself.

Week Beginning 6th July



Hello again Year 2,

We are continuing with the Faraday Fortnight of Fun again this week!

Well done to the children who have sent us their work so far!

We’ve enjoyed seeing the different challenges you have been doing! Can you do at least five?

If you haven’t already done so there’s still time to take part.

Please email us your entries by Friday 10th July.

Sally: year2-a – mailbox41358@lgflmail.org

Emma: year2-b – mailbox41359@lgflmail.org

Emma and Sally
If you would like some more structure to your day then please follow the suggested timetable.
BBC Bitesize are continuing to do daily online lessons for core subjects which will really help our learning.

This week we will be doing English and Maths in the morning. In the afternoon we have got some Michael Faraday Subject challenges.

Let’s see how many you can do!

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 practise spelling and understand how to identify and write questions.

Day 2 - I can write my own counting poem.

Day 3I can correctly form curly caterpillar letters and use them when writing sentences that contain exclamation marks.

Day 4I can place items in alphabetical order using the first three letters of a word.

Day 5I can summarise information from an extract and write a description inspired by Roald Dahl.
BBC Bitesize are continuing to do daily online lessons for core subjects which will really help our learning.

This week we will be doing English and Maths in the morning. In the afternoon we have got some Michael Faraday Subject challenges. for you to complete.

Let’s see how many you can do! Don’t forget to colour in the subject card to see how many challenges you have managed to complete!

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 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 1I can learn how to measure the mass of different objects in grams.

Day 2 I can measure mass of different objects in kilograms.

Day 3I can measure the capacity of different objects and compare volume.

Day 4I can estimate and measure volume and capacity in millilitres.

Day 5I can complete maths challenges.
This week Year Two will learn a new cup game/song called Derry Ding Dong Dason. They will work on the pulse and rhythm of the song and end with listening to how the song can be sung and played in a round.

Week Beginning 29th June



Hello again Year 2,

We are making a few changes to the planning this week.

Over the next two weeks, we invite all families to take part in our Faraday Fortnight of Fun! We would like children to complete a variety of challenges.

These learning challenges are creative projects, which encourage children to use skills from different areas of the curriculum. They will be in addition to the English and Maths home learning activities provided on the school website. We recommend that children complete English and Maths lessons in the morning and work on the learning challenges in the afternoon.

We suggest that children complete five of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenges over the next two weeks (Monday 29th June – Friday 10th June). But children can complete more challenges if they like!

Children can choose from any of the following Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges:

  • Maths


  • English


  • Science


  • P.E


  • D&T


  • Art


  • History


  • Geography


  • Music


  • Spanish (KS2 children)


  • R.E.


  • Phonics (EYFS and KS1 children)


  • Cooking


  • P.S.H.E


  • We are looking for winners for each of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges!

    Families can enter by sending photos or videos of their child/children’s work to their teacher’s email address. The email should clearly state which Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenge they are entering e.g. History challenge.

    Children can work individually on their challenges or with their siblings. Class teachers will select winners for each of the learning challenges. Winning entries will receive a certificate and a prize! Children should use the Faraday Learning Challenge Tracker to record their progress in these projects. This can be downloaded or collected from the school office.

    We look forward to seeing your creative ideas and hope you all enjoy the Faraday Fortnight of Fun!

    As always, any questions please email us and we will try our best to help.

    Sally: year2-a – mailbox41358@lgflmail.org

    Emma: year2-b – mailbox41359@lgflmail.org

    Emma and Sally
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    BBC Bitesize are continuing to do daily online lessons for core subjects which will really help our learning.

    This week we will be doing English and Maths in the morning. In the afternoon we have got the Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges.

    Let’s see how many you can do!

    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 identify 'doing words', or verbs, in sentences and use them in your own writing.

    Day 2 - I can write sentences and answer questions based on what text you've read.

    Day 3 – I can write a creative story.

    Day 4 – I can understand how to correctly form one-armed robot letters and use them in my writing.

    Day 5 – I can learn how to find information in a text and write creatively.
    BBC Bitesize are continuing to do daily online lessons for core subjects which will really help our learning.

    This week we will be doing English and Maths in the morning. In the afternoon we have got the Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges.

    Let’s see how many you can do! Don’t forget to colour in the subject card to see how many challenges you have managed to complete!

    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 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 use a ruler to measure to the nearest centimetre and the nearest metre.

    Day 2 - I can compare lengths measured in centimetres and metres.

    Day 3 - I can solve problems involving length and height.

    Day 4 - I can learn how to compare the mass of different objects.

    Day 5 - I can solve problems.
    Year 2 will be learning an action song called 'Bala Pata Zoom' and will have a go at saying and playing rhythm of the song.

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    Week Beginning 21st June

    Hello again Year 2,

    Hope you’re all well! We are continuing with our Bitesize learning as we have had lots of positive feedback about the activities.

    We know the weather has been very wet and unpredictable this week... so why not have a look at the Change 4 Life website.

    There are lots of great active videos to get you moving on windy, wet days!

    Hopefully see you soon,

    Sally: year2-a – mailbox41358@lgflmail.org

    Emma: year2-b – mailbox41359@lgflmail.org

    Sally and Emma
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    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 identify errors in writing.

    Day 2I can identify the days of the week as proper nouns and use them in sentences containing joining words.

    Day 3I can correctly form long ladder letters (l,t,u,y,i,j) and use them in my writing.

    Day 4I can identify describing words (adjectives) and use them in your writing.

    Day 5I can summarise a character and to write a prediction.
    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 learn about the properties of 2D shapes.

    Day 2I can learn about the properties of 3D shapes.

    Day 3I can sort 2D and 3D shapes and think about their properties.

    Day 4 I can identify patterns made from 2D and 3D shapes.

    Day 5I can solve a mathematical problem.
    I can learn about the life, actions and achievements of William Shakespeare.

    Follow the activities over here.
    I can learn about Antarctica and where to find it on our planet.

    Follow the activities over here.
    I can learn about the human body and our senses.

    Follow the activities over here.
    I can learn the basics of repeat pattern making.

    Follow the activities over here.
    I can stay safe online.

    Follow the activities over here.
    Year 2 will learn a fun clapping game called 'Who Stole My Chicken And My Hen'.

    Week Beginning 15th June



    Hello again Year 2,

    We will be continuing with our Bitesize learning again this week. It has been great to see what you have been achieving at home, please keep sending us your photos to share. We are feeling very proud of how hard you are all working in these strange times. Well done Year 2!

    As always, any questions please email us and we will try our best to help.

    Sally: year2-a – mailbox41358@lgflmail.org

    Emma: year2-b – mailbox41359@lgflmail.org

    Take care and enjoy the sunshine while we have it this week!

    Emma and Sally
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    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 – mailbox41359@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 build my knowledge of word endings and develop my vocabulary.

    Day 2 – I can identify words that have been contracted (made shorter) and use contracted words in my writing.

    Day 3 – I can correctly form zigzag letters and use commas in lists when writing.

    Day 4 – I can identify and write the different types of sentences.

    Day 5 – I can read the book “The Night Box." I can write a diary entry.
    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 1 – I can recognise a unit fraction as one equal part of a whole.

    Day 2 – I can recognise non-unit fractions.

    Day 3 – I can find a half of a shape or an amount

    Day 4 – I can find a quarter of a shape or an amount.

    Day 5 – I can describe position and directions.
    I can learn about the life, actions and achievements of Elizabeth Fry.

    Follow the activities over here.
    I can learn about the city of San Francisco and the wider continent of North America.

    Follow the activities over here.
    I can investigate how to squash, bend, twist and stretch materials.

    Follow the activities over here.
    I can learn to count to twelve in Spanish.

    Follow the activities over here.
    I can design and make my own sculpture.

    Follow the activities over here.
    This week year 2 will learn a Ghanaian folk song called 'Tue Tue' which is sung in Twi.

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    Week Beginning 8th June



    Hello again Year 2,

    We hope you are all well and have been enjoying the weather.

    This week we are continuing to use BBC Bitesize for our learning – we have had lots of positive feedback about the online activities. Just keep trying your best.

    As always, any questions please send them to us.

    Sally: year2-a – mailbox41358@lgflmail.org

    Emma: year2-b – mailbox41359@lgflmail.org

    Don’t forget to take a look at some of the home learning pictures sent in by Year 2 and keep sending work you are proud of to us.

    Keep safe,

    Sally and Emma
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    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 trick... Take a quick look back at the Year 1 work to jog your memory. Then try again!

    Day 1I can identify and write different types of sentences.

    Day 2I can write command sentences.

    Day 3I can identify suffixes and can identify them in words. I can use suffixes in my writing.

    Day 4I can identify exclamation marks and use them in sentences.

    Day 5I can accurately form curly caterpillar letters and use them in sentences that contain the suffix -ly.
    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 recall my 10 times table.

    Day 2I can share equally using division.

    Day 3I can group equally to solve division problems.

    Day 4I can solve problems involving volume and capacity.

    Day 5I can solve maths word problems.
    I can learn about the life, actions and achievements of Mohandas Gandhi.

    Find the activities over here.
    I can learn about the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, including the major sights, some traditions and the Rio carnival.

    Find the activities over here.
    Learn about the different habitats all around the world.

    Find the activities over here.
    In Year 3 you will start learning Spanish.

    Watch this clip of some children singing ‘Old Macdonald Had A Farm’ and see if you can join in with the song.
    I can learn the basics of product packaging design and production.

    Find the activities over here.
    I can design my own superhero avatar.

    Find the activities over here.

    I understand why it is important to ask for permission.

    Learn more over here.
    This week Year 2 will be learning a short Japanese folk song called Naka Naka Hoi.

    They will familiarise themselves with the corresponding solfeige hand-signs and the rhythm of the song.

    Week Beginning 1st June

    Hello Year 2,

    Welcome back to the second half of the Summer Term. We hope you all had a relaxing half term break and were able to enjoy the lovely weather.

    I am really enjoying going for walks in the park, listening to the birds singing and seeing how green everything looks. How many of the plants and trees that you see when you are out and about can you name?

    We are so impressed with all the photos you have sent us already showing what you are getting up to at home. Our Year 2 photo page on the website looks great! Please keep sending us these photos so we can share, it’s a great way to keep in touch.

    As always, any questions, just email us.

    Sally: year2-a – mailbox41358@lgflmail.org

    

Emma: year2-b – mailbox41359@lgflmail.org

    Take care

    Emma and Sally
    You can find the timetable for this week over here.
    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 identify and use homophones.

    Day 2I can use coordinating conjunctions like because, if and when in sentences.

    Day 3I can correctly form one-armed robot letters (b, h, k, m, n, p, r) and use them when writing labels and descriptive sentences.

    Day 4I can correctly write the days of the week in order and use them in writing.

    Day 5 I can get information from a text, sequence events and write an advice bubble.
    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 use repeated addition to work out multiplication problems.

    Day 2I can use an array to work out multiplication facts.

    Day 3I can learn the 2 times table by counting in twos and looking at arrays and number patterns.

    Day 4I can learn the 5 times table by counting in fives and looking at arrays and number patterns.

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

    Who is Rosa Parks?

    Follow the activities over here.
    I can learn about Australia.

    Follow the activities over here.
    I can learn about the basic forces of push, pull and twist.

    Follow the activities over here.
    I can learn all about what goes into making a computer game and how algorithms work.

    Follow the activities over here.
    I can make music from objects found at home.

    Follow the activities over here.
    I can talk about my feelings.

    There is a great worksheet over here.

    I understand about keeping passwords safe.

    Follow some of the tips over here.
    This week year two will learn how to sing and play the rhythm of the song 'My Paddle's Keen and Bright in a number of different ways. The song was written by Margret Embers Mcgee in 1918.

    You can view the archived Year 2 home learning from the first half of the summer term over here.