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School Closure - Home Learning Zone
We know that missing school isn’t easy for your children —or for you. But we also know that there are simple ways to turn unexpected time at home into exciting opportunities for children to learn, think, and grow.
We have put together some ideas and some links that we think your children will enjoy and should be able to be completed with little or no adult support. However, it is always fun to learn together!!
The KS1 Team
Learning at Home
As our Year 2 children continue to learn from home, we have made some changes to our weekly learning activities.
We strongly recommend that you commit to a sense of routine during these closure days and enable your child to complete the learning activities given; we all benefit from routine and structure and this can be particularly beneficial during unusual and concerning times such as these. We acknowledge that many parents will be working at home and the learning activities are designed to fit in with your own busy schedules.
We would like all our Year 2 children to complete the Core Learning tasks set on the Weekly Learning activities Grid each day.
The children can then choose additional activities from the second grid if they wish or enjoy activities from the websites linked.
Learning at Home - Core Learning Tasks and Additional Activities
Complete a daily maths lesson from White Rose Maths (the links are on your weekly activity grid) . Watch the video together. Answer the questions/complete the activities. Mark the work together using the answer guides.
- Y2 Lesson 1 - The 10 times-table and Y2 Lesson 1 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 2 - Make equal groups - sharing and Y2 Lesson 2 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 3 - Make equal groups - grouping and Y2 Lesson 3 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 4 - Odd and even numbers and Y2 Lesson 4 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 1 Unit fractions and Y2 Lesson 1 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 2 Non-unit fractions and Y2 Lesson 2 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 3 Find a half and Y2 Lesson 3 answers
- Y2 Lesson 4 Find a quarter and Y2 Lesson 4 answers
- Y2 Lesson 1 - Count sides and vertices on 2D shapes and Y2 Lesson 1 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 2 - Count faces, edges and vertices on 3D shapes and Y2 Lesson 2 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 3 - Sort 2D and 3D shapes and Y2 Lesson 3 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 4 - Merge 2D and 3D shapes and Y2 Lesson 4 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 1 - Measure length (cm) and Y2 Lesson 1 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 2 - Compare lengths and Y2 Lesson 2 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 3 - Four operations with lengths and Y2 Lesson 3 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 4 - Compare mass and Y2 Lesson 4 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 1 - Measure mass in grams and Y2 Lesson 1 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 2 - Measure mass in kilograms and Y2 Lesson 2 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 3 - Compare volume and Y2 Lesson 3 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 4 - Milliltres and Y2 Lesson 4 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 1 - Litres and Y2 Lesson 1 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 2 - Temperature and Y2 Lesson 2 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 3 - O clock and half past and Y2 Lesson 3 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 4 - Quarter past and quarter to and Y2 Lesson 4 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 1 - Telling time to 5 minutes and Y2 Lesson 1 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 2 - Hours and days and Y2 Lesson 2 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 3 - Find durations of time and Y2 Lesson 3 Answers
- Y2 Lesson 4 - Compare durations of time and Y2 Lesson 4 Answers
BBC Bitesize - Daily Lessons on the website and broadcast on BBC iplayer
Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown. The online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. Available for both primary and secondary levels, it covers a range of subjects. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. They will provide new lessons and resources each week.
ARCHIVE - Weekly Learning Activities
This amazing website has lots of activities and support for parents to help their children with their learning.
Online Maths Resources:
TT Rockstars: Practise your timestables and mental division skills.
Numbots: Have fun with your number skills.
Hit the Button: Practise your division and number bonds facts against the clock.
Coin Cruncher: Can you make different amounts of money using this fun game on the Natwest website?
Off-Screen Maths Ideas:
- Practise telling the time to the nearest five minutes.
- Teach someone in your family your rolling numbers – can you create your own rhyme for your rolling numbers? Can you video yourself doing your rolling numbers?
- Practise making amounts of money using coins – how many ways can you make 50p? £1? £5?
Online Reading Resources:
Free online reading books through the Oxford Owls website (see link above)
- Phonics Play: Practise your phonics skills using this website.
- Storyline Online
- International Children’s Digital Library
- Open Library
- Amazon’s Free Kids eBooks
- Barnes & Noble Free Nook Books For Kids
- Mrs. P’s Magic Library
Reading questions Questions to ask your child when sharing stories or books.
Have fun and keep active with some of our favourite websites!
- Write a diary about your day.
- Write a postcard to your teacher.
- Write a story involving different members fo your family, What might happen? Do they have to travel somewhere unusual? Do they have to defeat a monster?
- Write a set of family rules. Could they begin with ‘We always…’ rather than ‘We do not…’
- Write a rap/song/poem about something you are passionate about.
When you are writing, you could plan your idea, draft it, edit and then publish it in your very best presentation. Remember to think about your punctuation and make sure your sentences make sense.
- You could practice your handwriting by copying out your favourite bits from a book or even your funniest joke. Have fun practising your letters using different types of writing resources; e.g. pens, felt tips, pencils, glittery gel pens or in sand.
The spellings that children in Year 2 must know how to spell by the end of the year:
Also make sure you know how to spell all the Year 1 common exception words too.
Use these How to draw..... guides to practise drawing some of your favourite animals. Share them on the class twitter page @y2wps
Home Learning Project
Try some of the activities linked to the Olympics. How might you present your work? Create a book? A poster? A powerpoint? A video?
Additional Learning Resources:
- Free access to online learning platform.
- TTS have created a curriculum-focused independent learning resource with over 40 home learning activities all planned and all prepared. With a combination of independent and collaborative learning activities, the home learning books provide a great opportunity for parents to learn with their children.