Year 2 Home Learning Resources

 

Welcome to Year 2’s home learning page. We hope you are all well and looking after each other at home. Below are some suggested activities and resources and a suggested timetable that you can follow or select activities from. This is not compulsory and the activities we have provided below are simply suggestions. We want our children to be happy and mentally healthy during this period of time so find what suits your child and family; that may be daily bursts or following a structured timetable. We do not expect you to follow and complete each activity, so please feel free to pick and complete any of the activities as you wish to do so.  Please also visit our 'Wellbeing' page for some activities which children can complete independently for a learning break or some quiet time. Please also refer to our 'SEN resources' for additional support for your child, should you need this.

 

Updated Year 2 Home Learning Resources – 11.05.20

We have put together the following timetable as a suggestion for how you may wish to structure the week. This is by no means compulsory and just a suggestion for how to structure and balance focusing on different subjects throughout the day/ week.

 Year 2 Example Home Learning Timetable - 11/05/20

 

Maths

Daily - White Rose maths session.

White Rose is the maths scheme that we use in school in order to sequence and plan our maths lessons throughout the year. White Rose is providing a daily maths session including a video and follow up questions/ activities. You are able to access the video for each daily session on the White Rose website. However, the worksheets and activities are no longer accessible for free on their site. As we have a school subscription, all resources will be saved onto our home learning page and accessed below, along with a weekly list of the video links. We do not expect you to complete every task here, however, each ‘step’ builds on from the next so work through them in the right order at your own pace. 

Click here to go to White Rose Year 2 Home Learning

Week commencing 11th May – As the ‘small steps’ follow a sequence of lessons and concepts, it is important to complete the steps in order. Weeks 1 and 2 were completed over the previous 2 weeks, so we are now moving on to the ‘Summer Term’ blocks. These appear on the White Rose website as - Summer Term Week 1 (w/c 20th April) and Week 2 (w/c 27th April)  

 

Week 1: Summer Term Week 1                      Week 2: Summer Term Week 2

Lesson 1 – Find three quarters                            Lesson 1 – Compare lengths

Lesson 2 – Count in fractions                             Lesson 2 – Order lengths

Lesson 3 – Measure length (cm)                          Lesson 3 – Four operations with length

Lesson 4 – Measure length (m)                           Lesson 4 – Problem solving

Lesson 5 – Mathletics challenge                          Lesson 5 – Mathletics challenge

Please find below the activity sheets for each day and the video links for week 1 and week 2. The videos can also still be accessed by following the White Rose link above.

 

If you started the White Rose daily sessions prior to the Easter holidays and are currently working through the Summer Term beyond weeks 1 and 2, you can find the premium resources for these small steps, alongside all other previous weeks, on our KS1 Mathematics curriculum page.

 

Year 2 White Rose Maths Resources - w/c 11/05/20 and 18/05/20

 

Weekly- Once you have completed the White Rose activities, have a go at your Mathletics challenge that your teacher has set for you at the end of each week. 

Extras:

Daily – Click here to have a go at the White Rose ‘Problem of the Day’. Can you explain how you solved the problem?

Take a look here  to see the scheme of learning for ‘Measurement: Length and Height’ for further ideas for questioning, reasoning and problem solving. It also gives you lots of great key mathematical vocabulary for this unit.

 

 

 

English – Writing

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

You will continue to receive ParentMails over the next 2 weeks with chapter updates of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’

 

After listening to chapter 3 – Mr Wonka and the Indian Prince

In chapter 3, we read about Prince Pondicherry writing a letter to Mr Willy Wonka asking him to go to India and build him a castle made entirely out of chocolate.

It had one hundred rooms, and everything was made of either dark or light chocolate. The bricks were chocolate, and the cement holding them together was chocolate, and the windows were chocolate, and all the walls and ceilings were made of chocolate, so were the carpets and the pictures and the furniture and the beds; and when you turned the taps in the bathroom, hot chocolate came pouring out.

1 - Design your own bedroom made out of chocolate and sweets! Draw a picture of what you want your bedroom to look like and label all of the different sweets and chocolates that you have used. Be as creative as you can! You may have a lamp made out of a tall candy cane, a bed made out of a huge marshmallow, and a wardrobe made out of chocolate. Try to use some adjectives too – soft, fluffy marshmallow. Smooth, creamy chocolate.

 

2 – Write a letter to Mr Willy Wonka (just like Prince Pondicherry!) asking him to build you your bedroom made entirely out of chocolate and sweets. Remember to tell him exactly how you want your bedroom to look and what you want in it. Describe your bedroom carefully and use your design picture and labels to help you.

Use this poster to remind you how to set out a letter. Remember, you have written a letter before to Julia Donaldson.

 

After listening to chapter 4 – The Secret Workers

3 - Charlie has found out lots of information about Mr Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory from his grandparents, but Charlie has never met or even seen Mr Willy Wonka. Imagine the first time that Charlie meets Mr Willy Wonka. Can you write a conversation that they might have together? You have written a conversation before between James and the Snowman. Remember to try and use the 4 different sentence types and think about the punctuation you need to use. Use this poster and the example below to help you.

Charlie: Hello! My name is Charlie.

Willy Wonka: Hello Charlie. Nice to meet you. I’m Mr Willy Wonka.

Charlie: Is it really true that you have secret workers in your chocolate factory?

 

After listening to chapter 5 – The Golden Tickets

4 – Design and create your very own Golden Ticket! Write information and instructions on the front and back for the lucky winners.

You will need to write down the time and date, where the winners need to go, and instructions they need to follow. Here are some ideas.

 

Date: Monday 1st June 2020          Time: 12 o clock

Place: The big, black iron gates outside the factory

Instructions: Wear your best clothes.

Do not be late.

                                    

 

Other activities:

  • Diary entry – Write a diary entry about your bank holiday weekend. Did you do anything special or exciting for VE day? Did you spend time outside enjoying the sunshine? Remember to write in the past tense because it has already happened.  Dear diary,

 

 

  • Practise spelling your year 2 common exception words correctly and writing them in sentences. Can you think of some sentences that have more than 1 common exception word in? How many common exception words can you use in one sentence?

 

  • Write a book review based on a book you have read this week. Here is an example to help you. 

 

  • Design your own new chocolate or sweet that could be made in Willy Wonka’s factory. Create an advert for your very own chocolate bar or sweet.  Remember to make it look yummy and exciting – you want people to buy it! You might want to give it a fun name and a catchy slogan. What is inside your chocolate/sweet? Where can you buy it? What does it taste like?

 

 

Poetry

 

1 - Look at the pictures below of chocolates and sweets. Write down your ideas and some exciting vocabulary that you can use to help you write your poem next time. Describe your senses – what can you - See? Touch? Taste? Smell? Feel?

 

 

  • Using your vocabulary and ideas that you wrote down from the pictures, create your own sweets and chocolate acrostic poem - click here for acrostic poem templates. Here is an example to help you.

C- Creamy milk chocolate bars are my favourite

H- How many bars could I eat in one go?

O- One, two, three, four. I love….

C- Chocolate! I think I’ll eat more

O- Oh so yummy. It’s out of this world

L- Lovely and delicious caramel all gooey inside

A - All different fillings, it’s so hard to decide!

T- Treats for you, treats for me

E- Everyone loves chocolate, it’s clear to see!

 

English – Reading

  • Here are some reading activities for you to have a go at:
  • Complete a 60 second read and answer the comprehension questions. You can find lots of them by clicking here
  • Read a book of your choice by yourself or with a family member. You could take it in turns to read a page each.
  • Have a go at the ‘Animals and Plants - Seashore’ reading activity - click here. You can also access this activity by clicking here and finding the activity under Week 4 - day 16. 
  • Have a go at the ‘Firefighters’ reading activity - click here. You can also access this activity by clicking here and finding the activity under Week 4 - day 20.
  • Pick a topic that interests you and read the fiction and non-fiction book. Complete the activities that go with it – click here
  • Choose and read a book of your choice on Oxford Owl.
  • Listen to a chapter of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ (Links for chapters 3, 4, and 5 will be sent via ParentMail)

 

 

Foundation subjects

 

Science –

Which material is the most suitable for the packaging of a chocolate bar?

Investigate the best material for packaging your new chocolate bar. We have investigated materials last term. Look at the materials above and see if you can find them around your home. Make a prediction first about whether you think it will be suitable. Feel the material and use these word mats to describe the properties. Do you think it would be suitable for packaging chocolate? Why/ why not? Draw a table to record your results. Here is an example to help you. 

After my investigation, I think the most suitable material would be…… because…….

 

 

History –

Last week, we celebrated VE day (75 years) Take a look here at our VE day learning resources on our school website. You will find a diary entry written by the Headteacher of Boldmere Infant and Nursery School in 1942! Read the diary entry with a grown-up (the handwriting is quite tricky to read!)

 What questions would you ask the Headteacher? Write a list of questions you would ask to find out more information about what happened.

You could start your questions with - who, what, where, when, why, how, do, have.

 

Here are some other VE day activities on the page you could have a go at:

  • Design your own medal
  • VE day wordsearch
  • Make your own Spitfire Glider
  • Design your own teacup for celebrating VE day
  • Create your own flag

 

 

 

  • Write a letter to Captain Tom Moore. What would you like to say to him?

 

 

Geography -

What is it like in Brazil where cocoa beans grow?

Look at this PowerPoint to find out about Brazil. Create a poster or a fact file all about Brazil using what you know - you could draw pictures and write about

  • Where Brazil is – which continent is it in?
  • The weather in Brazil
  • What food is produced and grown in Brazil
  • Special places and celebrations in Brazil
  • Fun facts!

 

Boldmere Explorers - Europe

Join in with our exciting 'Boldmere Explorers' project! Click here to go to our Explorers page, where we are now looking at the continent Europe. There are lots of fun activities for you to have a go at! 

 

DT -

Have a go at making you own chocolate brownies! Here is a recipe you can follow, or your parents might have a different recipe at home.

Next time, you are going to be evaluating your product so make sure you take a photograph once you have finished before eating them all up!

 

Art –

Have a go at creating your own sweets and chocolate 'silhouette' painting. We created silhouette paintings before when we learnt about The Great Fire of London. Have a look at the picture below to remind you.

Try creating your own background using different coloured paints. Let it dry, and use paper to draw and cut out different shaped sweets and chocolates. Once your painting is dry, stick on your sweets and chocolates to create your silhouette painting. Here is an example to show you.

 

 

Take a look at Rob Biddulph - Draw with Rob on YouTube for some great tutorials on how to draw lots of fun pictures such as racing cars, superhero bears and animals. 

 

 

Computing -

 Take a look here to have a go at the BBC Bitesize computing activities. There are lots of fun videos and activities to help you learn about coding and revisit algorithms. You can have a go at creating your own algorithms and try to solve the puzzles. 

 

PE -

Have a go at some of the great Go Noodle videos created by child development experts. They are a great way to practise movement and mindfulness! There are lots of fun videos and channels to choose from.

 

RE –

Ramadan - 23rd April - 23rd May

Ramadan is a very important time in the Islamic calendar, and Muslims all over the world take part.

Take a look here for some information, facts and videos all about Ramadan. Once you have had a look, you can have a go at this quiz

 

Music –

Listen to and appraise some of the songs from 'Charlie and the Chocolate factory.' Think about which instruments you can hear and the tempo, pitch and dynamics of the music. 

Click here for the songs and vocabulary

 

Year 2 Home Learning Resources - 11/5/20

 

 

Archived:

Updated Year 2 Home Learning Resources – 27.04.20 (updates will be made every 2 weeks)

We have put together the following timetable as a suggestion for how you may wish to structure the week. This is by no means compulsory and just a suggestion for how to structure and balance focusing on different subjects throughout the day/ week.

Year 2 Example Home Learning Timetable

 

Maths

Daily - White Rose maths session.

White Rose is the maths scheme that we use in school in order to sequence and plan our maths lessons throughout the year. White Rose is providing a daily maths session including a video and follow up questions/ activities. We do not expect you to complete every task here, however, each ‘step’ builds on from the next so work through them in the right order at your own pace. 

Click here to go to White Rose Year 2 Home Learning

 

 

Week commencing Monday 27th April – please start from Week 1 of the home learning section. As the ‘small steps’ follow a sequence of lessons and concepts, it is important to complete the steps in order. Therefore, weeks 1 and 2 will need to be completed before starting the Summer Term blocks.

Week 1:  (27/04/20)                                        Week 2: 04/05/20

Lesson 1 – Make equal parts                              Lesson 1 - Recognise a third

Lesson 2 – Recognise a half                               Lesson 2 - Find a third

Lesson 3 – Find a half                                      Lesson 3 – Unit fractions               

Lesson 4 – Recognise a quarter                          Lesson 4 – Non-unit fractions

Lesson 5 – Find a quarter                                 Lesson 5 – Equivalence of a half and 2 quarters

 

If your child has already had a go at exploring fractions at home, this is a great opportunity to consolidate their learning and have a go at the activities independently.

Please find below the activity sheets for each day. The video resources can still be accessed by following the White Rose link above. 

Year 2 White Rose Maths Resources

 

Weekly- Once you have completed the White Rose activities, have a go at your Mathletics challenge that your teacher has set for you.

 

Extras:

Daily – Click here to have a go at the White Rose ‘Problem of the Day’. Can you explain how you solved the problem?

Take a look here to see the scheme of learning for ‘Fractions’ for further ideas for questioning, reasoning and problem solving. It also gives you lots of great key mathematical vocabulary for this unit.

 

 

English – Writing

Chocolate Land

Have a look at the pictures below of ‘Chocolate Land’. Pick your favourite! 

 

 

1 – Write your own setting description of ‘Chocolate Land.’ Try to include lots of exciting vocabulary and adjectives. Can you use expanded noun phrases? E.g. The tasty, colourful sweets…

 Have a go at using different sentence openers and describe the setting using your different senses.

 

2 – Design your own character who lives in ‘Chocolate Land’. Draw and label/ write sentences to describe them.

 

3 – Write your very own story set in ‘Chocolate Land’. This will probably take you a few days to complete! You may want to create a story board/ story map to help you plan your story first.

 

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

You will receive ParentMails over the next few weeks with chapter updates of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’

 

Before listening to chapter 1

1 – Have a look at the front cover and write a prediction about what you think might happen in the story. Use the word ‘because’ to explain your reasons why. 

 

After listening to chapter 1

2 – We found out lots about Charlie Bucket in chapter 1. Write a description of Charlie using what you know. What does he look like? What do we know about his family? Where does he live? What does he like? Remember to check your punctuation.

 

After listening to chapter 2

3 – Write some questions to Mr Willy Wonka. What do you want to ask him? What do you want to know? Remember to use question marks.

 

Other activities:

 

 

English – Reading

  • Here are some reading activities for you to have a go at:
  • Complete a 60 second read and answer the comprehension questions. You can find lots of them by clicking here
  • Read a book of your choice by yourself or with a family member.
  • Have a go at the ‘Rainbow’ reading activity - click here
  • Have a go at the ‘Life cycle’ reading activity here - click here.
  • Choose and read a book of your choice on Oxford Owl.
  • Listen to a chapter of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ (Link will be sent via ParentMail)

 

 

Foundation subjects

Science -

 Here are some fun experiment ideas for investigating chocolate at home!

Remember to make predictions before you start your experiment and write up your results. You could draw a table like this to help you.

Place

Prediction

Why do you think that?

Result

Window ledge

 

 

 

Inside a cupboard

 

 

 

Garden

 

 

 

Living room

 

 

 

 

  • How quickly does chocolate melt in different parts of your home?

Investigate how quickly chocolate melts in different parts of your home by breaking a chocolate bar up into pieces and putting them in different places around your home – e.g. in the window, inside a cupboard, in the garden. See how long it takes the chocolate to melt.

 

  • Which chocolate bars float?

Investigate whether or not different chocolate bars float. Collect some chocolate bars and fill the sink up with water. Do they float or do they sink?

 

  • Can you guess the chocolate?

With a family member, take part in a taste experiment. Wear a blindfold and use your senses – touch, smell and taste to try different types of chocolate. Can you guess what chocolate it is?

 

 

History –

Find out about the history of the Cadbury factory. You can find some information about the factory by clicking here.

You can also find some information about the Cadbury family by clicking here.   (You may need a grown-up to help you read this one)

Your parents or grandparents may also be able to tell you some facts.

Create a fact poster to show your findings. You could include a timeline, draw some pictures and include some fun facts you have learnt!

 

Geography -

Where does chocolate come from?

Look at this PowerPoint to find out where chocolate comes from in the world.

Watch these videos to learn about the journey of a cocoa bean.

The journey of a cocoa bean

From cocoa to chocolate

Create your own cartoon strip to show the journey of a cocoa bean. Draw pictures and write captions to explain the journey and what happens. 

 

DT -

Take a look at some Cadbury chocolate wrapper designs from the past.

 

Evaluate the wrappers. Which ones do you like? Why? How have they changed over time? How do you think they could be improved?

Design and create your own wrapper and packaging for the same chocolate bar – Cadbury’s Dairy Milk. Be as creative as you like! Remember, you want to try and convince people to buy your chocolate bar.

 

Art –

Create some ‘chocolate art’ in the style of Jackson Pollock. Click here to go to ‘Tate Kids’ to follow the steps for creating your very own ‘chocolate Pollock painting’. Chocolate ingredients are required!

 

Computing -

Create your own advert for your new chocolate bar packaging you designed in DT on a paint program. You could use ‘Paint’ on a computer or laptop, or a drawing app on an iPad/tablet.

 

PE -

Have a go at some of the great Go Noodle videos created by child development experts. They are a great way to practise movement and mindfulness! There are lots of fun videos and channels to choose from.

 

RE –

Think about ‘belonging’ and what it means to ‘belong.’ Think about and discuss with a family member groups that you belong to – your family, class, school, a group/ club such as beavers or rainbows, or a religious group. Create a poster and draw yourself in the middle. Draw and label all the different groups you belong to. Write what belonging means to you.

 

Music –

Think of a room you would find inside a chocolate factory. Can you create different sounds you might hear in this room? Be as creative as you can! Use objects you can find around your house to create different sounds. Do this with a family member – can they guess which room you have picked? You could even record your sounds on an iPad so you can watch it back.

 

 

Please see below links for:

  • website links – free resources and activities available
  • year group word list
  • phonic sound mats

The home learning grid provides suggested stand-alone activities in addition to the suggestions above that can be completed at home, some of which can be completed independently and some of which you can enjoy working on together. We have also collated some ‘Boredom Buster’ activities (for moments in need!) Please refer to our website links for some excellent free resources that are available to you also.

Please be aware that these activities are suggested and not compulsory. However, we hope they provide lots of opportunities for fun and enjoyment at home.

We will celebrate any work completed at home with the children once school re-opens.

Please feel free to tweet us @BoldmereSchools. We would love to see all of the fantastic work you have been doing at home!

Best wishes,

Year 2 Team

 

Year 2 Home Learning Resources