Below you will find lots of different home learning ideas. Don't forget to keep checking back regulary as we update this page all the time. It is important to be reading everyday and to keep the learning active and fun. You can always check our Reception or Year 1 class pages for some extra ideas.
The Year 2 Team
Our Home Learning Gallery
We hope you have enjoyed taking part in the home learning. Year 2 teachers would love if you could send in a photograph to show us what you have been busy creating at home. We will post the photos on the website so we can share them like we would normally do in class. All of your teachers look forward to seeing your wonderful work!
Please send your photographs to: email@example.com
Make sure you include your name and your class in the email.
Home Learning Week 13
Write a letter
It is transition next week where we will spend 2 days at Farley in your new classroom. Can you write a letter to your teacher and bring it with you for her to read?
Some ideas you could include:
What you have been doing whilst we have not been in school?
Have you learnt a new skill?
Have you had any good news?
What are you looking forward to in year 3?
Once you have done that, maybe you could write to a friend in your class?
A song to help kids learn the 7 continents in order from largest to smallest. Subscribe! ➜ https://www.youtube.com/c/hopscotchsongs?sub_confirmation=1 NEW RE...
How many continents are there?
Can you name them?
Which is the biggest?
What interesting facts can you find out about each continent?
How many countries are in each continent?
Which continent is the UK part of?
ContinentsCan you play the game below to find all the continents?
Art Club Moon Baboon special
Home Learning Week 12
Journey to School
How is their journey to school different to yours?
Where do you think they are? What country might it be?
How long do you think it takes them to get to school?
What time is it in the picture?
What do you think they all had for breakfast?
What do they have inside their rucksacks?
Where are their parents?
What is their school/teacher like? How is it similar/different to yours?
Are the children happy?
Imagine you are one of the children in the picture. Can you write about your journey to school?
You might write it as a diary entry, or a recount.
You could even write a piece about whether it is better to go to your school or the school the children in the picture are going to. What would you find mroe excitng and why?
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help? Could you add an adverb?
The children paddled through the water. It was hot.
Can you use a colon to separate two independent clauses?
The first independent clause describes something and the second gives extra detail.
E.g. The journey was tough: we had to paddle for hours.
It is better to go to school in the jungle they don’t have any traffic to worry about!
Imagine what their school looks like when they finally get there.
Can you draw or describe it?
Can you draw a map of your journey to school. Remember to add a key!
Could you discuss your new journey to school in September? Will it be the same or will it be different?
Telling the time
Use this link https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling_the_time to practice telling the time. There are many different levels so remember to challenge yourself! Have a practice first before timing yourself. Can you beat your own score?
Summer Reading Challenge This amazing creative writing competition is back for an incredible 10th year. If you like writing stories and fancy winning some awesome prizes, this is the competition for you! What is the Summer Reading Challenge? The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. Use the link to join the challenge now!
We have loved exploring Space this year! Why not try and create your very own rocket and try launching it. Take a video and send it to us, we would love to see!
Art Club with Olaf Falafel - Episode 11
Episode 11 - Shoebox Pollocks, Disgruntled Doughnuts, Typography tutorial and the return of the Sausage Bird! Welcome to Art Club Episode 11. .
How To Make Tetris from Cardboard
How To Make Tetris from Cardboard:
Fancy a game of Testris, then why not make your very own!
Spelling practiceUse this helpful and fun game to practice spelling common exception words. If you spell the words correctly for Year 2 then challenge youself to the words in Year 3 and 4!
EbooksRead all the books you have at home? Then why not use this website to read a variety of books online.
Home Learning Week 11
On the surface, everything looked ordinary.
The boy in the boat was bored. He had lived beside this boring river with his boring family for his whole boring life. Nothing unexpected ever seemed to happen to him. He often went to bed at night and wished for something exciting in his life.
Little did he know, underneath the ground he walked on and the river he rowed his boat on, a marvellous, mysterious, magical menagerie of life stirred.
His life was about to become a lot more interesting…
Who is the boy and why do you think he is bored?
What do you think he has with him in the boat?
What do you think his family are like?
Where do you think their home is?
Who do you think lives in the city under the ground?
Why do you think the boy has never seen the people who live there before?
Why do they live underground?
Is there anything peculiar about the sea or the tree that is next to it?
What do you think is about to happen to the boy?
These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help? Could you add an adverb?
The boy rowed the boat. Underneath him was a big fish. It swam around, waiting.
Can you include some speech in your writing, using inverted commas?
E.g. “Have you found it yet?” asked the visitor.
“What?” replied the boy.
Remember to start a new line for a new speaker.
Think about where there might be a hidden city in your school or home. A place where no-one would bother the inhabitants! It might be under the stairs or inside a bookshelf or even under the floorboards! Can you draw what you have imagined?
Rainbow in a Glass! Experiment of the Month May 2017--Scientist Joe
Experiment of the Month for May 2017. Create a rainbow in a glass using Skittles, water, and density! www.sciencefun.org Song courtesy http://www.bensound.com/
Look at the picture and have a discussion with your family, can you answer these questions:
Where did her journey begin?
Why was it 'unexpected?'
Where will she go on her adventure?
What different things will she encounter?
How will she get back at home?
How might she be feeling about her adventure?
Would you like to go on an advenure like this?
Now, have a go at writing your own adventure story based on this picture. Can you use noun phrases, adverbs or similies?
Bingo is a fun game, and this version puts a mathematical twist on this classic game, as a way to boost multiplication skills.
What you need to play:
Paper to write your numbers down
How to play:
In this mathematical version of the game, write down 5 numbers, which are multiples of a given times table. The time tables you should practice are 2s, 5s, 10s and want a challenge try your 3s.
Can your family call out multiplication questions from the chosen times table? You will need to work out the answer.
If you have the answer to the question on your bingo board, you can cross it out.
How to make slime
Ah, slime. It’s the one thing that we know all children love! So why not turn it into a science activity? You will need: mixed shaving foam, PVA glue and a little bit of air freshener (fabric conditioner can work too!), to create a slime that you can swirl, stretch and crack, providing hours of fun.
Can you write instructions on how to make slime? How much did you need of each ingredient? Can you describe what it feels like?
Use these links to take a virtual tour of famous landmarks:
She had been standing there for hours, surrounded by ice.
As the sun peeped its head over the distant mountains on the horizon, an orange and yellow hue filled the sky. The warmth of the sun was a gesture of kindness to her frozen hands, which she clasped together in front of her trembling body.
It was then that she heard it…
It was as if the world in front of her was breaking in two...
Who is the girl in the story?
Why might she have been standing there for hours?
Why might the girl be trembling?
Where is the girl standing?
What do you think is happening in the picture?
How long is the split that seems to be appearing on the Earth’s surface?
Can you draw what might happen next in the picture?
Sentence Doctor Needed!
These sentences are ‘sick’ (boring!) and need help to get better. Can you help?
The girl stood on the ice.
The sun came up.
It was cold.
The ground started to split.
You can add a simile, an adverb, interesting adjectives, additional information about the character etc... For example
The girl stood on the ice could become
Silently, the small girl perched on the flat, freezing surface of the lake.
See what you can come up with!
Multiplication Here are series of videos that provide simple online learning for multiplication. Simply sit and play, pausing as needed to complete the activities.
Rock Noughts and Crosses Game
The traditional game of noughts and crosses can be brought to life in a new fun way! Find some stones in your garden or when out on a walk, paint them and turn them into a game! Click on the link below for more details.
Is it possible to grow a rainbow at home without leprechauns? Learn how with this video! Equipment: paper towel, water-based felt-tip pens, water, a flat dish, pape...
Home Learning Week 7
Think carefully about where the bubble might be taking her. Think about what she would see when she gets there. Can you write or draw what you have imagined where the bubble takes you?
Where do the bubbles take you?
Do they always take you to the same place?
Can you control where the bubbles take you?
Which is heavier, the bubble-making liquid or the bubble?
Which is heavier, a balloon or a bubble?
Is a balloon heavier when it is full of air or before it’s blown up?
Can you grow your own plant?
Art Club with Olaf Falafel - Episode 6
It's POP ART this week!!! Episode 6 of Art Club and we'll be looking at Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and the rest of the Pop Art gang. There's also a fuzzy ...
ART PLANT POT
Bridget Riley is a British painter. The style of her painting is called op art. Op art is short for 'optical art'. Bridget puts colours, shapes and patterns together in clever ways to create an optical illusion. Can you create your own?
Turn on the SubtitlesTurning on the subtitles when watching TV/Films helps us to read and with spellings. An easy way to support at home-just turn on the button.
Home Learning Week 6
Ride Of Passage
Toki’s tribe expects him to bring home the head of the biggest animal possible. In return, he will receive honour and respect. However, this rite of passage does not turn out as planned. With the help of a colourful new friend, he achieves something much bigger
Once you have watched the video you can:
Write a letter to Toki asking him questions you would like to find out about living in the rainforest. What must you include at the end of a question sentence?
A cloud maker and his apprentice grandson are busy making clouds but everything doesn't happen as it should. As things don't go according to plan, the pair of them learn that good ideas come from happy accidents.
Once you have watched this video can you.....
Write a some instructions of how to make a cloud maker- think about what equipment you will need. What would you do first? Finally what would you do?
Go outside and look up at the cloud. What shapes are there? Do any clouds look like something else? Can you draw some or take a photo?
Can you write a story about you using a cloud maker? What would you do? Where would you go? Who would be there with you?
Have you heard about the amazing Captain Tom Moore? At 99 years old, he decided he wanted to raise £1000 for the NHS to support all our doctors and nurses. He wanted to walk 100 laps of his garden before he turned 100. He has now raised over £20 million! It will be his 100th birthday on April 30th. If you would like to make and send him a card, you can do so at the address below:
Where to send
Once you have designed your card just pop it in an envelope and send to:
Captain Tom Moore
C/O Marston Moretaine Post Office
67 Bedford Road
If you can’t print or get out to send Tom a card, don’t worry, just head to the Post Office Facebook page and leave Tom a message and they will send it to Tom on your behalf.
In the beautiful weather we're having, now is the time to start thinking about new growth. STEM Science are currently offering a free set of downloadable activities and resources all on the topic of plants. You may even be able to grow some of your own!
Find some links below to explore a range of animal events from your home.
Spring is starting and new life is beginning. Below you will find links to virtual events such as a barn owl box, a farm with sheep due to give birth to lambs and lastly check out Whipsnade Zoo's youtube channel, they have lots of fantastic videos about all the animals they look after there!
Learn how to make an easy lava lamp with this fun science experiment. Use simple household items such as vegetable oil, food colouring, Alka-Seltzer and a bottle to create chemical reactions and funky balls of colour that move around like a real lava lamp.
Use the link below to access instuctions on how to make your very own lava lamp as well as a range of other exciting and interesting science experiments.
The Tate website gives you lots of ideas of how to be creative at home. There is activities ranging from drawing and painting, cut and sticking and performance. Use the icon below to explore the website. With us entering the new season of Spring and with Easter approaching why not decorate an egg.
Line Riders ~ Movie music
Listen to the music.... Do you recognise it? Where is it from? Can you notice the change in rhythm and dynamics? Can you explain the pace of the music?
We have learnt rules of how to change a singular word into plural. What does singular mean? What does plural mean? Play both games on 'phonics play' to practise your skills.
'The Armchair Astronaut' is a free resource that hosts live astronunt events weekly, today is a live online audio presentation and audience question and answering seesion by an astronaut called Steve Swanson who's presentation is on 'having fun on the ISS.'
Use this link on Tuesday 7th April at 2pm or 7pm:
What is the ISS?
Can you write four statement sentences on what you have learnt?
How do astronauts entertain themselves in Space?
The Louvre Musuem Virtual Tour:
We may be stuck indoors for the time being but that dosen't mean we can't broaden our horizons beyond our homes. Keeping the theme of our France topic learning why not take a virtual tour of 'The Louvre' located in the capital of France, Paris.
Can you find the 'Mona Lisa' painting? Who painted the Mona Lisa? What other famous artists have thier paintings displayed at The Louvre? What was your favourite room to see?
Here is the link for The Louvre Musuem: https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs
Art Club with Olaf Falafel - Episode 1
Hello! Thank you so much for watching my first ever Art Club, I really hope you enjoy it. I'll be putting a new one up every Monday at 11am so make sure you ...
The Author, Olaf Falafel, who visited Whipperley, has set up an Art Club every Monday from 11am.
Olaf would like the children to send in photographs of any artwork completed during the club to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listen to the music... What do you notice about the music? How do the dynamics change? How does the chnages make you feel?
Use the website pobble 365 to view a different image each day. You can use the image to discuss what you can see, hear, smell, taste and touch. Can you make these words into expanded noun phrases. Use the different image every day to write a description or even create your own story.
The Queen Bee
Describe what you think this illistration is about.
What time of day do you think it is?
Who is the Queen Bee and what does she want?
Why is there a cage in the picture?
Are these ordinary bees?
What would you do if you went to a place like this? Would you enjoy being there?
How does this picture make you feel?
Sceince Nature Workshop
Each week we will upload a Science workshop for you to access at home. This week it is based on nature. All you need to do is visit the website below to find the resources.
*MESSY-MORPHOSIS* | Full Episodes #10 | Messy Goes To Okido | Cartoons For Kids
Messy monster can't find his caterpillar friends. The garden bush where he left his friends is now covered with pretty butterflies. But where did the caterpi...
Arts and Crafts
The Tate website gives you lots of ideas of how to be creative at home. There is activities ranging from drawing and painting, cut and sticking and performance. Use the icon below to explore the website.
Thank you to everyone who attended the SATS meeting last week. I have included below the material we used in the session and also some past papers as requested. If you have any questions, please speak to your child's class teacher.
2020 Key Stage 1 tests
This 6-minute video provides information for parents about the Key Stage 1 tests, including the optional Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Test. A downloadable...
It is of the utmost importance that you read with your child every day. The children change their books 3 times a week; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Spellings are given out every week on Friday. Spelling books should be returned on Wednesday so that new spellings can go home and our spelling test is on Thursday. Please help your children practice their spellings daily.
Each half term we will have a topic based home learning project. Every child should complete at least one activity each week. Please feel free to help your child make, models, encourage them to draw pictures and write sentence about the topic. We look forward to seeing them in class.
Help your child at home
count in multiples of 2, 3, 5 and 10
learn the times tables up to 12
talk about shapes and their properties
measure things using a ruler
add and subtract 2 digit amounts
Tell the time using analogue and digital clocks. Extend this by looking at roman numerals.
PE takes place on Friday morning for Orion Class and Comet class Friday afternoon for Pluto Class. Please make sure your children have a full P.E kit on these days.