Welcome to the Home Learning Page for Year 2. We hope you find the resources useful to support your child at home with their learning. Please keep checking our Year 2 page for further updates and challenges.
Mrs Dobson and Miss Wilkinson hope you all have a lovely half term break! Please get some well deserved rest and have plenty of fun. Existing tasks are available for completion on Seesaw and Twitter should you wish to engage.
Christ the King has a main Twitter that sends general messages, you can follow this by searching for:
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Week Beginning 20th April
Hello Year 2. We hope you have had a lovely Easter break, did you decorate your house with Easter bunting? Have you been making dens to read your favourite book in? Mrs Dobson and Miss Wilkinson are missing seeing you all but we will be setting some challenges on here to keep you busy.
We would like to see Year 2 access Mathletics so we can celebrate your acheivements by sharing the certificates you can gain for participation. It is important that you keep your mental maths skills sharp for when we do return to school.
Well done to Jaxon, Julia, Billy, James and Ben for earning a Bronze certificate and Harry for earning a Bronze and a Silver - can you try for Silver or Gold next time?
New tasks have now been set on Spelling Shed. We have set tasks based on what children have already learnt so the first spelling rule is alternative ways of spelling the /j/ sound. Let's see who can top the leader board!!
We have started using Seesaw as an online learning platform. Our first task we set was based on Captain Tom Moore. Well done to those children who have already uploaded some of your work, we enjoy seeing this so keep it up!
Week Beginning 27th April
This week, to celebrate Captain Tom Moore turning 100 we have suggested some ways in which you can get involved to help celebrate. Please see the files below for ideas.
Week beginning 4th May
As we are in Summer term, our next Geography topic is Australia. So we are starting to set short tasks to children can still learn about this country while at home. Read the slides about Australia then use the map to answer questions about the states. There is also a jigsaw of Australia that you can cut up and put back together to help memorise the locations of the states. All activities will be uploaded onto Seesaw and in the files section at the bottom of this page.
We are starting our Science topic 'Animals including humans' so look out for a new activity mid week about life cycles.
On Friday 8th May, Britain will be celebrating VE day. We will be sharing links and ideas of how you may want to get involved in the celebrations. We would love to see photos of your celebrations so please share any you have to Seesaw or the school office.
Week beginning 11th May
This week we will be continuing with our Australia and Science topics on Seesaw. As usual, the tasks will be uploaded onto this page under the files section.
For our Australia topic, we are looking at compass points and using the language North, East, South and West to write directions.
Download the picture map of Australia and some sentences to complete. Using the map and the compass points you need to describe where the famous landmarks of Australia are positioned on the map.
Download Emily's Kangaroo task which is a map showing Emily who has been separated from her kangaroo. Can you use the compas points to write directions to help Emily get back to her kangaroo? There is a recording sheet for you to do this on, if you wish to use it.
For our Science topic this week we are finding out about the basic needs of a human and animal.
• Imagine that you have been chosen to lead a mission into space. You are going to be alone for two weeks, while you rocket towards the Moon. What do you need to take with you to be happy and healthy? Think of three things.
• There are many things that humans like to have to make their lives more enjoyable or more comfortable. But there are only a few things that we really need.
F _ _ d, a _ r and w _ _ _ r.
• For humans and animals, shelter is very important too. Shelter keeps us safe from predators, gives us a place to rest and protects us from getting wet, too hot or too cold. Can you think of a few examples of different types of shelter? What does a bird make for shelter? What about a fox?
You have a choice of two activities.
1) Pet Fact File
Choose a pet and use books, leaflets, the internet (with adult help) and the knowledge of your family to find out about your chosen pet. What does it look like? What does it like to eat? Where does it live? How do you care for it?
Write a fact file to teach people all about your chosen pet.
Don’t forget to draw a picture of the pet you choose!
2) Design a Pet Home
Design the ideal home for a pet of your choice. Remember what we have learnt today and make sure that the home provides the pet with food, water, shelter and a space to play, rest and exercise.
Draw your pet home and label the different parts.
When you have finished draw your chosen pet. Are they happy? Perhaps you could draw a speech bubble and write a comment from the pet. Don’t forget to use speech marks!
Have fun Year 2! We can’t wait to see the work that you do.
Key words for today’s lesson:
basic needs food
You may find that your child has come to the end of their work books that were sent out in March, if this is the case please access Mathletics and Spelling Shed for further tasks. Bug club is where your child can find reading books that have been set appropriate to their reading level.
Thank you to the children who have shared their VE day celebrations on Seesaw, it was wonderful to see.
Week Beginning 18th May
As we commence another week of home learning we realise that some of you may have come to the end of the home learning packs from March. We will be sharing more challenges and tasks through the Seesaw app but we would also like to point you in the direction of White Rose Maths to support your child's maths work at home.
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ Follow the link and you will find a video for each lesson. Please find the supporting resources in the files section of this page. You can access earlier weeks of these videos as they began in April, if you would like the supporting resources please just email your child's teacher.
This is the daily schedule for White Rose Maths this week. Resources are in the files section below.
We will be continuing with our Australia and Science topics this week on Seesaw and you can find any documents needed in the files section. Our Australia topic focuses this week focuses on weather and climate, comparing two Australian cities - Hobart and Darwin. Read through the slides then use the weather cards to help you write a description, comparing the two cities. You don't have to use the sheet provided to write your comparisons, you could:
- Print and cut out some of the weather cards of Hobart and Darwin and create a poster describing the comparisons between the two cities
- Print and cut out some of the weather cards and create a video describing what the pictures show us about the climate and weather in the two cities
- Choose another Australian city to research about (perhaps from a different state/ territory) and record what you find about their weather and climate. How does it compare to Hobart and Darwin?
- Come up with your own creative way to compare the weather in the two cities - can you suggest why the weather is so different?