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Welcome to Year 2's home learning page. Below you will find some activities and websites to help support your child's learning at home.  We would also encourage you to read and enjoy books with your child as much as possible.

 

We thought it might be helpful to provide you with a sample lockdown home learning timetable. In your family, you might decide to work really hard in the mornings and then in the afternoon have some free time. It is of course fine to structure your day differently and find a structure that suits your child and family as we recognise families have other commitments at this time. The timetable is provided as a guide.

 

When we plan activities for the children, we try and provide one English and Maths lesson a day for you to complete. We then plan some Topic and Science activities for your child to complete. Ideally, we would like your child to complete a RWInc phonics lesson, practise 3-5 spellings a day and read or share a book with you daily. 

 

6.7.20

 

In school, we would have been doing the topic 'The Seaside' so we hope you enjoyed last week's seaside activities. This week's seaside activities will focus on the geographical features of the seaside and the history of seaside holidays.

 

Don't forget you can complete the RWInc Lessons and use BBC Bitesize or Oak National Academy lessons if you would like to. 

 

In school each day, we have been starting our day with Cosmic Yoga and after lunch we have been doing a 'Peace Out' mindfulness activity. Maybe you would like to have a go at home. You could take part on Tuesday and Thursday when Joe Wicks is not doing his PE session.  You could have a brain break and take part in a 'Peace Out' activity.  You will find all the links below.  We hope you will enjoy the activities that we have planned for you this week.

English Activities - 6.7.20

This week's English activities are based on five short video clips. There are instructions on the link below. We will be watching the films and doing the activities in school too.  The PDF document has all the links and the instructions that you need.

Maths Activities - 6.7.20

Please complete this week's unit provided on the White Rose Home Learning website.  Each day there is video you might find helpful and you will find the White Rose Worksheets below.

Below is a booklet that you can complete rather than the White Rose Home Learning if you would prefer on the topic Multiplication and division.  Don't forget to use hit the button to practice your 2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables and opposite division facts along with your number bonds to 10 and 100.

Seaside Activities - 6.7.20

Here are some seaside activities for you to complete.  Hopefully, the sun will shine this week so that you can go to the seaside. 

Features of the Seaside

You could complete these activities on Monday and Tuesday.  

History of Seaside Holidays

Try and complete some of these activities on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

29.6.20

We recognise that as the term goes on it can be hard to keep motivated so do as much as you can. Don't forget you can complete the RWInc Lessons, have a look at the 'Word of the Day' and use BBC Bitesize or Oak National Academy lessons if you would like to. 

 

In school each day, we have been starting our day with Cosmic Yoga and after lunch we have been doing a 'Peace Out' mindfulness activity. Maybe you would like to have a go at home. You could take part on Tuesday and Thursday when Joe Wicks is not doing his PE session.  You could have a brain break and take part in a 'Peace Out' activity.  You will find all the links below.  We hope you will enjoy the activities that we have planned for you this week.

English Activities - 29.6.20

This week's English activities are based on five short video clips. There are instructions on the link below. We will be watching the films and doing the activities in school too.  The PDF document has all the links and the instructions that you need.  Please email if you have any questions (lhale@pennycross.plymouth.sch.uk).

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Maths Activities - 29.6.20

Please complete this week's unit provided on the White Rose Home Learning website.  Each day there is video you might find helpful and you will find the White Rose Worksheets below.

Below are 2 booklets that you can complete rather than the White Rose Home Learning if you would prefer on the topic place value.  You can complete booklet one and two or just move straight on to booklet two. It is up to you.

Geography - Continents - 29.6.20

This week, we would like you to find out about the Asia and Australasia. To help your learning you can watch Go Jetters on BBC iPlayer and look at the powerpoints below.  You can present your work any way you like.  

Science - Beach Habitats - 29.6.20

This week, we are going to find out about beach habitats.  You might like to visit the beach to look for some of the features of a beach habitat and to find some of the animals that live there.  There is also a reading comprehension activity for you to complete about beaches. You do not need to do all three.  The first comprehension is easier than the second and third. The third and final comprehension is the hardest.  

22.6.20

We recognise that as the term goes on it can be hard to keep motivated so do as much as you can. Don't forget you can complete the RWInc Lessons, have a look at the 'Word of the Day' and use BBC Bitesize or Oak National Academy lessons for a change.

In school each day, we have been starting our day with Cosmic Yoga and after lunch we have been doing a 'Peace Out' mindfulness activity. Maybe you would like to have a go at home. You could take part on Tuesday and Thursday when Joe Wicks is not on.  You could have a brain break and take part in a 'Peace Out' activity.

English Activities - The Ugly Five - 22.6.20

This week's English activities are based on the story 'The Ugly Five'.  On Monday listen to the story. You might have a copy at home that you can read.  All the facts that you found out about Africa will come in handy this week.

The Ugly Five

The Ugly Five Who's that singing on the savannah? It's the top-five ugly animals in Africa! The wildebeest, warthog, vulture, hyena and marabou stork swagger...

The video below will remind you about noun phrases. You only need to watch up to 11 minutes 40 seconds. You can then use noun phrases in your descriptions of 'The Ugly Five' that you will do on Tuesday.

Maths Activities - 22.6.20

Please complete this week's unit provided on the White Rose Home Learning website.  Each day there is video you might find helpful and you will find the White Rose Worksheets below.

Here are some different activities you might want to have a go at instead or as well as White Rose lessons. This week's maths activities are going to help you learn to tell the time. There are lots ans lots of videos on You Tube that will help you.

Geography - Continents - 22.6.20

This week, we would like you to find out about the North and South America. You can present your work any way you like.  

Art - 22.6.20

Oak National Academy has some art lessons you can follow.  There are nine lessons in total but you could pick and choose which ones you would like to do.  You will need to scroll down the year 2 foundation subjects until you get to the subheading 'Creative'.  Some of the activities you can do outside.  Don't forget you can Facebook or email Mrs Hale and Mrs Mower pictures of your art work.

 

English Activities - Bubbles - 15.6.20

This week's English activities are based on 2 video clips.  One called 'Bubbles' and one called 'Kitbul'.

Maths Activities - 15.6.20

Please complete this week's unit provided on the White Rose Home Learning website.  Each day there is video you might find helpful and you will find the White Rose Worksheets below.

Here are some different activities you might want to have a go at instead or as well as White Rose lessons. This week's maths activities are going to help you practice counting in patterns and count money. 

Science Activities - Animals including Humans - Session 5 - 15.6.20

In this session you will be finding our about lots of different habitats. A habitat is a place where animals live. There are lots of different habitats in the world. Choose a desert or the arctic to find out what plants and animals live there. Make a poster or large picture to show your habitat with plants and animals in it. Do not forget to label the plants and animals. You can investigate other habitats too! Have fun finding out!

Geography - Continents - 15.6.20

This week, we would like you to find out about the Antarctica. You can present your work any way you like.  

8.6.20

Here is this week's home learning Year 2.  There are lots of activities to choose from and we hope you have fun doing them.  Don't forget to keep doing the 'Word of the Day' and if you would like extra activities please use BBC Bitesize.

English Activities - The Gigantic Turnip - Week 2 - 1.6.20

This week you can plan and write your own 'Gigantic Turnip' story. Use the planning sheet to help you.  You can change the vegetable they plant and the animals that help. Don't forget to add adjectives to describe the animals. Use your planning sheet to write the story. Remember to use the grid at the top to remind you what to include. At the end of the week there is a grammar activity for you to complete on imperative verbs.

 

 

Maths Activities - The Gigantic Turnip - 8.6.20

Please complete this week's unit provided on the White Rose Home Learning website.  Each day there is video you might find helpful and you will find the White Rose Worksheets below.

Here are some different activities you might want to have a go at instead or as well as White Rose lessons. This week's maths activities are going to help you practice adding and subtracting numbers under 20. How quickly can you recall the facts? Don't forget to use hit the button to test your number bond knowledge.  

Science Activities - Animals including Humans - Session 4 - 8.6.20

In this session you will be finding our about food chains. Every living thing needs food.  Plants make their own food. These plants are eaten by animals. These animals then become food for other animals. This makes a food chain.

Geography - Continents - 8.6.20

This week, we would like you to find out about 2 continents. You can present your work any way you like.  Please find out about Europe and Africa.

African Art - Continents - 8.6.20

You could create your own African Landscape. There are some instructions and examples below.

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1.6.20

Hello Year 2! We hope you enjoyed your half term and had lots of fun.  This week, we are continuing our unit on the story 'The Gigantic Turnip'.  Please email or Facebook message the school if you have any work you would like to show us.

 

Don't forget to watch the RWInc speed sound lesson and look at the 'Word of the Day'.  There are also lots of lessons you can do on BBC Bitesize, if you wish.

English Activities - The Gigantic Turnip - Week 2 - 1.6.20

This week we are using the story of 'The Gigantic Turnip' to focus on grammar and punctuation.

 

Maths Activities - The Gigantic Turnip - 1.6.20

Please complete this week's unit provided on the White Rose Home Learning website.  Each day there is video you might find helpful and you will find the White Rose Worksheets below.

Here are some different activities you might want to have a go at instead or as well as White Rose lessons. This week's maths activities are on symmetry.  

Science Activities - Animals including Humans - Session 3 - 1.6.20

In this session you will be finding our about the groups and their characteristics that we can sort animals into.  If you have toy animals at home perhaps you can find animals for each group.

Geography - Continents - 1.6.20

Do you know what a continent is? Do you know what an ocean is? In this session you will find out what the seven continents and five oceans of the world are.

ICT - Coding - 1.6.20

Here is a website that will teach you how to code.  Mrs Hale has had a go at dance party and it is great fun.  You need to  watch a video and complete the challenge. Why don't you have a go at dance party?  There is a presentation below that explains a little bit about coding.

18.5.20

This week's activities are linked to the story 'The Enormous Turnip'.  Please continue to watch the Read, Write Inc videos to allow your child to practice their phonics learning.  Don't forget to use the BBC Bitesize Punctuation, Grammar and Spelling videos too.  We have also put the 'Word of the Day' document below too.

English Activities - The Gigantic Turnip - 18.5.20

Here are the activities that we would like you to do based on 'The Gigantic Turnip'.  You can find some more information on Facebook in the video Mrs Mower has done for you.

Maths Activities - The Gigantic Turnip - 18.5.20

Please complete this week's unit provided on the White Rose Home Learning website.  Each day there is video you might find helpful and you will find the White Rose Worksheets below.

 

 

Here are some different activities you might want to have a go at instead or as well as White Rose lessons. This week's maths activities are on shape.  If you would like extra activities to do, please have a look at the BBC Bitesize lessons. 
Science Activities - Animals including Humans - Session 1 - 18.5.20
Science Activities - Animals including Humans - Session 2 - 18.5.20

Art - Draw With Rob-18.5.20

You might have already come across this activity but if you haven't you can follow the instructions on the videos and draw your own cartoon characters using the website below.  On 21st May Art World Records and Rob Biddulph have decided to attempt to host the world's largest online art lesson. You can be part of it by registering on the website link below.  If you take part don't forget to send us your pictures of your drawings and we will put them on Facebook. We can't wait to see them.

 

11.5.20

This week's activities are linked to the story 'The Billy Goats Gruff'.  Please continue to watch the Read, Write Inc videos to allow your child to practice their phonics learning.  

 

You can follow Read, Write Inc on facebook and this will enable you to find the videos to support your child.

 

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You may wish to begin each day with a phonics video, followed by an English activity. Your child can then complete a Maths activity each day. We have provided Topic and Science activities for you to complete as and when it is convenient for you.

 

If you need any help and support please contact the school office.

The Billy Goats Gruff Topic English Activities - 11.5.20

We have labelled the activities with a day but please don't feel you have to stick to the labelled days. The activities can be moved and changed around.

 

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The Billy Goats Gruff Maths Activities 11.5.20

Please complete this week's unit provided on the White Rose Home Learning website.  Each day there is video you might find helpful.  White Rose no longer gives access to the activities so if you would prefer please use the BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons. The link is also below.

 

Here are some different activities you might want to have a go at instead or as well as White Rose and BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons. This week's maths activities are on position and direction.

The Billy Goats Gruff Topic Activities 11.5.20

Below you will find some information about bridges.  We would love you to have a go at making your own bridge.  You could email the school with your pictures and we will put them on facebook.  Have fun!

This week you could also find out facts about goats or another farm animal of your choice.  
There are lots of extra fun ideas for you to enjoy below too.

Science Activities Plants - week 5 - 11.05.20

We are continuing to learn about plants. This week we are learning about seed dispersal.  Please email the office with pictures if you have been growing any plants.  Mrs Mower and Mrs Hale would love to see what you have been growing.

VE Day

On Friday 8th May it will be the 75th anniversary of VE day, which was the end of the Second World War in Europe. There were lots of celebrations on that day. Find out how people celebrated on that day in England. Can you find out the Second World War using the ideas and links? Have fun finding out.  

You many find the website White Rose Maths useful. Each week new age appropriate activities are uploaded.  Please use the link below. 

Maths WB: 4.5.20

Please complete this weeks unit provided on the White Rose Home Learning website.  The link is above. If you haven't done any of the topics yet you might want to choose a topic to complete.  Below are some different activities you might want to have a go at instead or as well as. This weeks activities are on the maths topic capacity (measuring how much of a liquid fits into a container). You might want to make some time to do some cooking this week.

Maths WB: 27.4.20

Please complete this weeks unit provided on the White Rose Home Learning website.  The link is above. If you haven't done any of the topics yet you might want to choose a topic to complete.  Below are some different activities you might want to have a go at. 

Maths WB: 20.4.20

Please complete this weeks unit provided on the White Rose Home Learning website.  The link is above. If you haven't done any of the topics yet you might want to choose a topic to complete.  The children in school will be learning about weight so we have also put some of the activities that they will be doing below if you would prefer.

Jack and the Beanstalk - week 1

This week we are starting a three week unit on Jack and the beanstalk. We hope you enjoy it. 

Jack and the Beanstalk - week 2

Here are some more activities for you to complete on our story 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We would also like you to have a look at the KS1 Grammar, punctuation and spelling activities on BBC Bitesize.  You don't need to watch them all this week. You could maybe choose a few to do each week from now on.  Please follow the link below.

Jack and the Beanstalk - week 3

Here are some more activities for you to complete on our story 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. Don't forget to keeping looking at the KS1 Grammar, punctuation and spelling activities on BBC Bitesize.  The link is above in week 2.  This week, we are adding a document called 'Word of the Day'.  You can talk about the 'Word of the Day' with the adults at home with you.  

Science Activities

Over the next few weeks, we will be leaving a series of science activities for you to complete.

Week 1- Plants

 

Week 2 - What do plants need to grow?
Week 2 -  Life Cycle of a Plant
Week 3 -  Plants that we eat

Thrive Activities

Try some of the activities suggested on the documents below. Have Fun!

The Magic Porridge Pot Week at Pennycross

The story we will be focusing on this week is 'The Magic Porridge Pot and the maths activities will focus on doubling and halving.  Below are some activities you can do at home and we will be doing these activities in school too. 

Writing Activities

  • Read the story of 'The Magic Porridge Pot'. (Find the story on www.twinkl.co.uk)
  • Look up different versions on You Tube. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gleDVbPFww)
  • You could act out the story or make your own puppet theatre.

Doubling and Halving Activities

Please use the powerpoints to support your child along with the worksheets.  Remember the game 'Hit the Button' will help you practise quick fire doubling and halving.  

Little Red Riding Hood week at Pennycross:

 

Hello everyone! I have been teaching this week at Pennycross around the theme of Little Red Riding Hood. I have put some links and worksheets below that we have been doing in class. 

 

Please remember that the next 2 weeks would have been the Easter Holidays and although we can't get out of the house properly to enjoy this lovely weather, it is important for the children to have a decent break from school work as well. Have fun in your gardens (if you are lucky to have one), do some cooking activities and share some stories but most importantly, enjoy a good rest :)

 

 

Mrs Cook

Art idea

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Everything Is Awesome

Great videos on this channel to dance to! (and maybe a little less exhausting than Joe Wicks!!)

Below is a copy of your child's  Easter homework. Please complete as much as you can.
Maths Activities
Hit the button is quick fire game that supports your child's mathematical knowledge.  Please encourage your child to revise the number bonds to 10 and 20. They can also practise doubling and halving. Don't forget to practise the two, three, four, five and ten times tables with the opposite division facts.

The website ICT games has a range of maths and English activities that will support your child's learning.

 

 

BBC Bitesize has some great activities and videos to support your child's mathematical learning.
English Activities
Below is a writing activity you can complete with your child.
We have been reading the book 'The Day the Crayons Quit'.  Please watch the youtube clip below if you don't know the story.  There is also a writing activity for you to complete on the story.
BBC Bitesize has some useful activities and videos to support your child's spelling and grammatical knowledge.
Reading Activities

Reading Comprehension 1

This reading comprehension is about Goldilocks and the three bears.

Spelling Activities
Your child would benefit from learning to spell the common exception words, red words, days of the week, months of the year and all the numbers from one to a hundred.  Please see the information below:
Here are some non screen activities for you to try.
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