Year 2

Please see below for the home learning activities for children in year 2. 

Please contact year2@gwps.org.uk for any work related queries. You can also email photos of your child's work.

Week Beginning 12th July

Good morning 2AL! Today's live lesson will take place at 10.00 am on Teams! We will have lots of fun and it will be lovely to see you all. 

 

Have a wonderful day!

 

Love,

Miss Lawson and Mr Storey xxx

Friday 16th July

English 

Find a newspaper and cut out the letters to create the ransom note spellings with the word list below. 

 

people

asked

called

liked

there

their

don't

can't

won't

because

come

should

Maths

Use strips of paper to make your own times table flash cards!

 

On one side, write the calculation with no answer, e.g. 10 x 2 = 

 

On the other, write the answer. e.g. 20

 

Use these cards to test yourself and family! 

 

2 x table

5 x table

10 x table 

3 x table

Phonics

Click here to play phonics games.

Thursday 15th July

Today's live lesson will feature a scavenger hunt, a game of Guess Who and a story!

Please join us at 10.00 am on teams. 

Maths 

English

Today, you are going to write a letter all about yourself for Miss Roxborough. Use your 'cloud of me' that you created yesterday to inspire you.

 

Make sure to use a question mark to ask Miss Roxborough questions about herself. 

Phonics

Click here to play phonics games. 

Wednesday 14th July

English

This lesson will be taught on teams alongside a game of Guess Who! The lesson will begin at 10.00 am with Mr Storey and Miss Lawson. 

 

Now that you all know your teacher for year 3, I would love you to make a cloud of 'you' to introduce yourselves!

We will use all the ideas in this cloud to write a letter to our new teacher tomorrow. 

 

Draw a cloud and fill it with images and words that summarise you as a person. 

Maths

Phonics

Click here to play phonics games. 

Art

Follow the instructions on the daily overview to create your own seaside-themed art!

Tuesday 13th July

Maths

Please join us at 10.00 am on teams for a game of times table bingo!

 

Task: Write your 2-, 5-, and 10- times tables in rainbow numerals! Can you challenge yourself to try your 3- times tables?

 

Click here to play the times table games! 

English

Use the word list and Miss Lawson's instructions to create a wordsearch!

summer

suncream

hot

flowers

beach

sandy

sandals

bucket

picnic

shorts

Challenge: Create your own word list to make another wordsearch. Can a family member find your words?

Transition

Create a poster all about you!

 

Your new teacher wants to get to know you before you start in September.

Write 5 interesting facts about you and include lots of illustrations!

 

Name

Favourite colour

Favourite Book

Who is in your home?

What are you looking forward to in year 3?

Phonics

Click here to play phonics games. 

Tuesday 13th July

Week Beginning 1st March

Hello year 2!

 

We hope that you have all had a lovely weekend. It was so nice to finally have some sunshine! This week we are very excited because it is our last week of online learning. We are counting down the days until March 8th when we will all be together in school. We hope that you are all as excited as we are! We have lots of lovely activities planned and can't wait to see all of your happy, smiley faces. This Friday, we are going to have a quiz afternoon. Mrs Scott will give you more information about it this week during the live lessons. 

We will see you all very soon.

Lots of love

Mrs Scott, Miss Lawson, Mr Storey and Miss Pattison 

 

 

If you need a new exercise book, please call in to our main office where you can pick a new one up.

Friday

Maths

This lesson will be taught via Teams. Please ensure you have a pencil and paper ready for this session.

Today we are going to be playing some maths games. You will need to have a pencil and piece of paper ready for this session. Before the lesson, please draw a grid like the one below onto a piece of paper.

English

Today in English, you are going to be creating your own Beatrix Potter character. Watch the video below where Mrs Scott explains today's activity. 

Draw a picture of your Beatrix Potter character and write some descriptive sentences about it.

 

Green group –

Create a character based on another in a book.

Use the senses to describe the character.

Use conjunctions within description.

Use exclamation sentences.

 

Yellow group –

Create a character based on another in a book.

Describe character using adjectives.

Use ‘and’ to connect clauses and words.

Use ‘because’ in an explanation sentence.

Capital letters and full stops.

 

Pink group –

Create a character based on another book.

Use adjectives to describe characters.

Write fact sentences about the character.

Use ‘and’ to join clauses and words.

Friday Social

Join me this afternoon live on Teams to take part in a Friday quiz. Other members of your family can join in too if they want to. 

Thursday

All of our lessons today, are based upon Little Red Riding Hood.

Morning 1

This lesson will be taught via Teams. Please ensure you have a pencil and paper ready for this session.

****Please send this work to sgwyear2@gwps.org.uk for Miss Lawson and Mrs Scott to provide feedback.****

In today's live lesson we will be creating a "Wanted" poster to try and catch the Big, bad wolf. If you want to, you can dress up for today's live lesson. I can't wait to see all of your World Book Day costumes!

Listen to the story song to find out about the wolf. 

Watch Mrs Scott's video below, where she briefly outlines what will be covered in today's live lesson.

Use the word mat below to help you to write your Wanted poster.

If you are unable to print this out, you can use a piece of paper to design your own wanted poster.

Use the video below to help you to draw a wolf's head. 

Morning 2

Our next World Book Day activity is to retell the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Watch the story below.

Use the pictures below to help you to write your retell.

Watch the video below where Mrs Scott explains what you need to include in your retell. 

Green group

Can order the events of a story.

Uses conjunctions to connect clauses and vocabulary.

Can identify key vocabulary.

Uses speech in a retell.

 

Yellow group

Can order the events of a story
Uses ‘and’ to connect clauses and vocabulary.

Uses ‘because’ to connect clauses.

Capital letters and full stops

 

Pink group

Can order the events of a story

Uses ‘and’ to connect clauses and vocabulary.

Uses ‘because’ in a sentence.

Capital letters and full stops.

Phonics

Daily phonics activities now have a dedicated section on the website.  Go to the home learning tab and you will see a Phonics section at the bottom of the drop-down menu.  Click on the phase you need and complete Thursday’s activity.

 

See below for phases to select:

 

Green Group - phase 5

Yellow Group - phase 5

Pink group - phase 4

 

Your child’s class teacher will contact you directly if they require your child to complete a different phase to those listed above.

Activity 3

This afternoon, we would like you to make a reading den in your house. When you have made it, we would like you to choose your favourite story and share it with someone special. This could be somebody who lives in your house or you could Face Time a friend or relative. We would love it if you could send us some pictures of your reading dens.

Wednesday

English

This lesson will be taught via Teams. Please ensure you have a pencil and paper ready for this session.

****Please send this work to sgwyear2@gwps.org.uk for Miss Lawson and Mrs Scott to provide feedback.****

Today's live lesson is English. We are going to be retelling the story of Jemima Puddleduck. Watch the video below where Mrs Scott talks about what will be covered in the live lesson.

Use the pictures below to help you retell the story.

Use the word mat below to help you retell the story.

Green: Retell the story.

Include:

A clear beginning, middle and end.

Correct tense throughout

Capital letters for names of people, places and the beginning of sentences.

A question sentence using a question mark

Causal conjunctions  (because, so, as)

Key vocabulary from the story

Adjectives.

 

Yellow: Retell the story.

Include:

Capital letters for names of people, places and the beginning of sentences.

Use ‘and’ to join sentences

One example of a sentence with because / so

Adjectives.

 

Pink: Retell the story.

Capital letters and full stops.

Capital letters for the names of people and places.

Use ‘and’ as a conjunction.

Join two clauses with ‘because’

Key vocabulary from the story.

Maths

Today in maths, we are going to be exploring the difference between seconds, minutes and hours. You will need to have access to a timer for today's activity. If you have a timer at home you can use that or if you have access to a timer on a mobile phone you can use that too.

If we wanted to measure how long it would take us to complete one of the activities below,  would we use seconds, minutes or hours?

  • Brushing teeth
  • Going on a long walk
  • Singing a song
  • Cutting out a picture

Watch the video below for more information about today's activity.

Use the worksheet below to record your times. 

Green/Yellow/Pink

Use a stop watch accurately.

Choose the correct measurement of time.

Record how long it takes you to complete different activities.

Phonics

Daily phonics activities now have a dedicated section on the website.  Go to the home learning tab and you will see a Phonics section at the bottom of the drop-down menu.  Click on the phase you need and complete Thursday’s activity.

 

See below for phases to select:

 

Green Group - phase 5

Yellow Group - phase 5

Pink group - phase 4

 

Your child’s class teacher will contact you directly if they require your child to complete a different phase to those listed above.

PE

This week, it is our final PE session at home so we have decided to have another competition. Will Mrs Scott's class win again or will Miss Lawson's class stop them? Watch Mr Storey's video where he explains the challenge. The scoring system and exercises are listed below this video. The winners will be announced during our Friday social activity. Good luck everybody!

PE Challenge Points

 

1 Point

Jumping

Star jumps

Speed bounce

Hopping

Side bends

Throwing and catching

 

2 Points

Lunges

Squats

Tuck jumps

Floor to sky

Keep ups

 

5 Points

Burpees

Skipping

Big star jumps

Squat jumps

 

Please send an email with your score to our year 2 email address. We will count the scores and reveal the winners on Friday afternoon. The closing time for this competition is Friday 5th March at 12pm.

Tuesday

Maths

This lesson will be taught via Teams. Please ensure you have a pencil and paper ready for this session.

****Please send this work to sgwyear2@gwps.org.uk for Miss Lawson and Mrs Scott to provide feedback.****

Yesterday in maths, we looked at telling the time to the hour and half hour. Today, we are going to be looking at quarter past and quarter to. Watch the video below, where Mrs Scott gives a brief outline of what will be covered in the live lesson.

If you feel like you still need to practise o'clock and half past, please choose pink work today. If you are confident telling the time to the hour and half hour, please choose green and yellow work. There is also an additional sheet that covers o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to for green and yellow group .

 

Green and Yellow Group

Green and Yellow 2

Pink Group

Green Group/ Yellow Group (o’clock, half past, quarter past/to)

Read the time written in words.

Identify where the minute hand is pointing.

Identify where the hour hand is pointing.

Write the correct time.

 

 

Pink Group (focus on o’clock and half past)

Read the time written in words.

Read the time written in words.

Identify where the minute hand is pointing.

Identify where the hour hand is pointing.

Write the correct time.

 

Click on the link below to play the game.

 

Telling the time

English

Today in English, we are going to be reading another Beatrix Potter book. This week, we are going to be sharing the story of Jemima Puddleduck. 

 

Watch the video of Miss Lawson reading the story below. 

Watch the video below, where Mrs Scott explains how to complete your living graph activity.

Task: G/ Y / P

 

Create living graph of the story and label with emotion adjectives.

 

Green Group

Draw additional line for the fox.

 

Green Group

Read and order events of story.

Understand view point.

Generate vocabulary.

 

Yellow Group

Read and order events of a story.

Consider emotions of a character.

Generate vocabulary.

 

Pink Group

Read and order events of a story.

Create living graph.

Phonics

Daily phonics activities now have a dedicated section on the website.  Go to the home learning tab and you will see a Phonics section at the bottom of the drop-down menu.  Click on the phase you need and complete Thursday’s activity.

 

See below for phases to select:

 

Green Group - phase5

Yellow Group - phase 5

Pink group - phase 4

 

Your child’s class teacher will contact you directly if they require your child to complete a different phase to those listed above.

History

Today we are going to be learning about what houses were like during the Victorian era. Watch the video below, where Magic Grandpa visits a Victorian kitchen.

After watching the video, think about all the similarities and differences between your kitchen and a Victorian kitchen. If you want to, you could list them in a table like the one below.

Have a go at sorting the kitchen utensils. Which ones would you find in a Victorian kitchen and which ones would you find in a modern day kitchen?

Monday

Maths

This lesson will be taught via Teams. Please ensure you have a pencil and paper ready for this session.

****Please send this work to sgwyear2@gwps.org.uk for Miss Lawson and Mrs Scott to provide feedback.****

Today in maths, we are going to be learning how to tell the time. Please allow your child to complete the worksheet for their normal colour group. However, if they find it too easy or too hard, please adjust accordingly as some children find telling the time straightforwards and some find it quite tricky. 

Watch the video below where Mrs Scott briefly explains what will be covered in the live lesson.

Click on the link below and have a go a guessing the time!

Green and Yellow Group

Look at the clock.

Look at the minute hand to decide if it is pointing at half past (6) or o’clock (12).

Look at the hour and read the hour.

Write the time down in words.

Pink Group

Look at the clock.

Look at the minute hand to check that it is pointing to 12.

Look at the hour hand to read the hour.

Write the time down in words.

Have a go at one of the challenges below.

Click on the link below to play the game from today's live lesson.

 

Maths Frame Telling the time

English

Today in English, you will be writing a diary entry about what you did at the weekend. Remember that your diary entry needs to be in time order so you will need to write about the things you did in the morning before you write about what you did in the afternoon. Use the word mat below to help you to write it. 

Green Group

Use ‘and’ to extend sentences

Use conjunctions: because, so, or, and

Varied past tense verbs

Time conjunctions (first, next, after that etc)

Use exclamations.

Adjectives for description.

 

Yellow Group

Using ‘and’ to extend sentences

Use ‘because’ to join two clauses

Past tense verbs

Adjectives for description.

Capital letters and full stops.

 

Pink Group

Use ‘and’ to join adjectives

Use ‘and’ to join two clauses

Use ‘because’ to join two clauses.

Capital letters and full stops.

Use adjectives to describe nouns

Phonics

Daily phonics activities now have a dedicated section on the website.  Go to the home learning tab and you will see a Phonics section at the bottom of the drop-down menu.  Click on the phase you need and complete Thursday’s activity.

 

See below for phases to select:

 

Green Group - phase5

Yellow Group - phase 5

Pink group - phase 4

 

Your child’s class teacher will contact you directly if they require your child to complete a different phase to those listed above.

 

Science

Watch the video below, to find out about how exercise helps us.

Make a list of your favourite physical activities. What happen to your body when you exercise? Read the information below to find out.

Green/ Yellow/ Pink group

Create a fact poster about the importance of keeping active. Don't forget to include the changes that happen to our body when we exercise.