Year 2 Home Learning

Dear Parents/Carers,
With all the concerns over the coronavirus outbreak and how this might impact schools and your child’s learning, we wanted to offer you some ideas to help you continue their education during school closure.
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We also appreciate that keeping children engaged in their learning whilst at home is not going to be easy and so we have prepared perfectly matched content for your child that can be completed both independently or with adult support.
For independent learning and games, we recommend using Classroom Secrets Kids (kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/). Packed with fun and engaging Year 2 content, this online learning platform will guarantee to keep your child learning independently.
For more practical resources and worksheets, we have included a learning pack perfectly matched to the Year 2 content. With a range of resources, these packs will help continue the learning inside your home.

Ideas to support your Year 2 child:

  • Read everyday
  • Write book reviews for the books you finish
  • Keep a diary
  • Practise spellings from the Y1/2 words list and put them into sentences
  • Practise 2, 5 and 10 times tables
  • Complete calculations using all four operations (+, -, x and ÷)
  • Measure objects around your home and record the lengths
  • Go on a 3D shape hunt, write the names of all the shapes you find, then make a table and record the number of faces, edges and vertices for each object.
  • Collect some coins from your money box, list the coins you have and find the total amount. Try to make the same amount using different coins.

You might be inclined to create a minute by minute schedule for your kids.  You have high hopes of hours of learning, including online activities, science experiments, and book reports.  You’ll limit technology until everything is done!  But here’s the thing.

Our kids are just as scared as we are right now.  Our kids not only can hear everything that is going on around them, but they feel our constant tension and anxiety.  They have never experienced anything like this before. Although the idea of being off of school for 4 weeks sounds awesome, they are probably picturing a fun time like summer holidays, not the reality of being trapped at home and not seeing their friends.

Over the coming weeks, you may see an increase in behaviour issues with your kids. Whether it’s anxiety, or anger, or protest that they can’t do things normally - it will happen.  You’ll see more meltdowns, tantrums, and oppositional behaviour in the coming weeks.  This is normal and expected under these circumstances.

What kids need right now is to feel comforted and loved.  To feel like it’s all going to be ok.  And that might mean that you tear up your perfect schedule and love on your kids a bit more.  Play outside and go on walks.  Bake cookies and paint pictures.  Play board games and watch movies.  Do a science experiment together or find virtual field trips of the zoo.  Start a book and read together as a family.  Snuggle under warm blankets and do nothing.

Don’t worry about them regressing in school. Every single child is in the same boat and they all will be ok.  When we are back in the classroom, we will meet them where they are.  Teachers are experts at this!  Don’t pick fights with your kids because they don’t want to do maths.  Don’t scream at your kids for not following the schedule.  Don’t mandate 2 hours of learning time if they are resisting it.

If I can leave you with one thing, it’s this: at the end of all of this, your kids’ mental health will be more important than their academic skills.  And how they felt during this time will stay with them long after the memory of what they did during those 4 weeks is long gone.  So keep that in mind, every single day.

Mrs Potts and Mrs Meadham

File icon: pdf School Closure Parents Letter_Year 2 [pdf 86KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 2 Home Learning Pack Guidance and Answers [pdf 539KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 2 Home Learning Pack [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 2 Practical Ideas [pdf 625KB] Click to download

General

File icon: docx CLASS 2 CLOSURE ACTIVITY GRID [docx 25KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf School closure Activity_Book KS1 [pdf 25MB] Click to download
File icon: docx Useful Year 2 websites [docx 133KB] Click to download

English

File icon: pdf handwriting [pdf 156KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf high frequency handwriting [pdf 66KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Independent book choice [docx 12KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf letter formation [pdf 104KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Question cards [pdf 4MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Y2-Recommended-Reading-List [pdf 156KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Year 2 Writing Must Haves [docx 11KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Question cards [pdf 4MB] Click to download

SPaG

File icon: pdf Mat 1 [pdf 319KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Mat 2 [pdf 355KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Mat 3 [pdf 285KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Mat 4 [pdf 289KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Mat 5 [pdf 280KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Mat 6 [pdf 315KB] Click to download
File icon: docx spelling scribble [docx 97KB] Click to download

Comprehensions

File icon: pdf A Postcard from Mo Farah Activity Card [pdf 362KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The Great White Shark Activity Card [pdf 184KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-L-4544-Hedgehogs-Reading-Comprehension [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-L-4546-Barn-Owls-Reading-Comprehension [pdf 843KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-L-4610-Butterfly-Reading-Comprehension [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-L-4612-Honeybee-Reading-Comprehension [pdf 5MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-L-4614-Snail-Reading-Comprehension [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-L-5597-Dogs-Reading-Comprehension [pdf 5MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-L-5609-Fox-Reading-Comprehension [pdf 5MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-l-51690-spiders-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity [pdf 5MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-l-51691-worms-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity [pdf 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-l-51692-ladybird-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity [pdf 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-l-51704-butterfly-life-cycle-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-l-51705-sunflower-plant-life-cycle-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity [pdf 1011KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-l-51706-minibeasts-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-l-51709-chicken-life-cycle-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity [pdf 3MB] Click to download

Maths

File icon: pdf Mathematics-Non-Negotiables-Year-2 [pdf 539KB] Click to download
File icon: pptx Reasoning Problems of the Day [pptx 10MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Time sheets 1 [pdf 88KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Time sheets 2 [pdf 89KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Time sheets 3 [pdf 103KB] Click to download

ICT

File icon: pdf k-2-unit2-using key words [pdf 453KB] Click to download

Keeping Healthy

File icon: pdf Advice from a Dentist Activity Card [pdf 307KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Doctor's Orders Activity Card [pdf 324KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Recipe for a Healthy Fruit Salad Activity Card [pdf 510KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Staying Fit Grid [docx 12KB] Click to download

RE

File icon: pptx Easter Story ppt [pptx 13MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Easter story writing frames [pdf 0B] Click to download

Topic - India

File icon: pptx all-about-india-powerpoint [pptx 21MB] Click to download
File icon: pptx Chembakolli School - SLIDESHOW [pptx 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pptx Chembakolli Toys and Games - SLIDESHOW [pptx 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pptx How to play Koh Koh [pptx 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf mindfulness-elephant-colouring-pages [pdf 5MB] Click to download

Purple Mash

Please can I encourage you to sign up for/install Purple Mash at home. Your child can access Purple Mash from home on a laptop, desktop or a tablet. Purple Mash is a safe environment that does not require any downloading or allow interaction with people online and children cannot make any financial transactions. We will be encouraging the children to continue their learning at home and Purple Mash is a great resource for this. Your child will be taught how to use Purple Mash in school and will be able to use it without supervision, but you may want to take a few minutes to explore it yourself so that you can help them with their work. Please click on the picture link to login to Purple Mash.

School Learning Zone

Please find a selection of resources for children in Year 2. 

The resources are a great and fun way to support and supplement your child's learning in school, develop their knowledge of the topic and encourage their love of learning.  

As with any internet access adult supervision is necessary when using these resources.  Whilst every effort has been made evaluate these sites for content, St Mary's is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.

KS1 SATs Support

Please click on the picture link to access the information and resources.