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Y2 Home Learning 

Approximate Directed Activity Time - 1 hour  - 2 hours

Ideally, every day we would like children to do the following: 

English work - about 30/35 mins

  • Read to an adult or older sibling for 10/ 15 minutes 
  • Spend around 20 minutes writing practising their writing, spelling or grammar

Maths work - about 30 / 35mins

  • Practice counting or using NumBots for 15 minutes 
  • Spend around 15/ 20 minutes completing a maths task 

Topic work - about 30/ 45 mins

  • Complete one of our themed activities (Science, RE, Art etc.)

 

Helping your child with home learning - what to do:  

Reading (10/15 minutes).

  • Ask an adult or an older sibling to hear your child read their school reading book.
    If you do not have a school reading book, you can use a picture book from home or an online book
  • Listen out for them reading confidently, without having to sound each word out individually.
  • If they are completing the reading scheme then please talk to them about what they have read, perhaps ask them questions such as; What does this word mean on this page? Can you think of another word that means the same? Which bit made you feel…….?’How does the character feel on this page - why? 
  • If they are completing the Reading Challenge, then encourage them to complete the reading diary and book activities as normal.

Writing (15/20 minutes) 

  • There is an English activity booklet which can be downloaded below. This contains a variety of English activities including comprehension, spelling work and writing prompts. You should aim to complete one activity a day.
  • If your child would prefer, we have also shared some story setting pictures below that can be used to write about. Encourage your child to use the vocabulary to create a really interesting piece of writing.
  • Visit Phonics Play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/, which is a great site to continue reading words and applying sounds. You can access many games for free.
     

Maths (30 minutes)

  • Log onto Times Tables Rock Stars
  • You could also practising counting to 20 and back, starting at any number and also counting in 10s, 2’s and 5’s. 

Dancing in 2’s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCxvNtrcDIs

Dancing in 5’s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amxVL9KUmq8

Dancing in 10’s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7stosHbZZZg

Number bonds to 10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD9tjBUiXs0

Number bonds to 20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmLMU8BqyKw 

 

  • Activity Books (10-15 minutes) Encourage your child to spend 10-15 minutes per day working through the activities in the maths practice book below. 
     

Topic Learning (30 minutes) Choose one per day: 

  • RE - What is your favourite Bible story? Reread it together and then ask the children to tell you what they have remembered. They can draw a picture of the story and then they could label the people in their picture or write a simple sentence or paragraph underneath. 
     
  • Science - Outdoor learning activities, go outdoors if you have a garden only and do one of the following: (if you do not have a garden, there is an activity sheet below) 
    • Learning the names of different flowering plants and trees.
    • Identifying the different parts of a plant.
    • Recognising the change in seasons – How do we know it is Autumn? (hours of daylight, seasonal changes)
    • Bug hunting and recording.
  • Design Technology -Make a cake and practise measuring all the ingredients. Practise measuring in different ways (length, weight, volume etc
     
  • Computing - Uses of technology survey (download below) 
     
  • Art - Portraits, using any art materials you have at home, pencils, crayons, paint etc paint either a self portrait or a portrait of someone in your family. 

 

Alternative ideas (Please feel free to use as needed):

Discovery Education. https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/

  • Children can freely explore the resources in the KS1 section. There are activities for all areas of the curriculum with videos to watch and activities to play including Phonics and Maths resources. It is a closed site and safe for children to use independently.

Mini Project:  What is your child interested in? It could be linked to our topics or to another area of interest.  Share it with your teachers in a mini project. You could:

  • Start a scrapbook, write and draw about their favourite character, person, animal etc.
  • Write letters or make cards for family and friends
  • make a model,
  • create a PowerPoint presentation,
  • make a fact file,
  • create an information poster,
  • create a piece of art
  • write a story,
  • make your own quiz or puzzle
  • a song or rap,
  • bake something
  • make up a drama script,
  • create your own word treasure hunt,
  • make fact file flash cards

You can produce anything you like based on what you know and have found out – be as creative as you like.


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