Year 2 Home Learning – Week Commencing 27th April

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Year 2 Home Learning – Week Commencing 27th April

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Hello Year 2! We hope you have all been well and are enjoying the sunshine! We are all missing your smiley faces and have enjoyed reading some of your comments here on the blog. Enjoy your time at home and we hope to see you all again soon. From Mrs Norris, Mrs Anstey, Miss Croot and Miss Nice.

Here are some activities for you to do at home this week.  We will continue to add more ideas each Friday while we are away from school.

Reading – We can see that many of you have signed up to the Scholastic Reading that we mentioned in last week’s post and are now enjoying reading a range of different texts.  Keep reading as it is so important for everything else we do in school (and when you are a grown up!). If you haven’t had a chance to sign up yet, please follow the link below for more information. Obviously, we would like you to keep enjoying actual, real books too so don’t forget to take time to relax and read a good book with a family member, favourite toy, pet or by yourself.  The teachers have all been enjoying reading at bedtime and out in the sunshine.  Happy Reading!

Click here for the Scholastic Reading Handout for Parents –

Writing and Topic  –  The Great Fire of London
Earlier in the year, we learnt about The Great Fire of Northampton. Tell your grown ups what you can remember. Think hard and right back to the beginning of Year 2. Next, watch this video and see if you can pause it and answer the questions that the lady asks. After you have watched, write down all of the facts that you can remember.  Your writing task is to then write a news report as if you were in London in 1666. Think about what you can see, hear, smell and how you feel.  If you can, maybe you could then video yourself as a news reporter telling the story to the camera (with a microphone made from something at home!). Happy Reporting!

Maths – This week we would like you to practise telling the time.  Your first task is to go around your home and find all the things that you can that tell you the time.  Look carefully and think hard about where you have seen, or heard, the time.  What do you notice is the same about them? What is different?  Next watch this video to remind you of how we tell the time and then make a timetable of your day.  You could decorate this with pictures to show all the different activities that you do in a day.  Ask your grown ups to help you read the times on different types of clock at different times of the day. There is a link to a time telling game below too. Telling the time is really tricky so keep looking at those clocks and working out the time.  Have fun!

Don’t forget that we also have TT Rockstars and NumBots to keep your mental maths and calculations up to date! Here are the Touranment Results from last week. Well done 2NC and 2AA! Can you win this week 2MN?

Science – Can water walk from one cup to another? Try this to find out!

You will need:

  • 2 or more cups or glasses
  • Kitchen roll sheets or other absorbent material
  • Coloured liquid: water with food colouring, juice, or even just water.
  1. Half fill one cup with your liquid.
  2. Fold up the kitchen roll sheet into a long strip.
  3. Put one end of the strip in the cup of liquid, and put the other end in an empty cup.
  4. Leave for a few hours, then come back to see if any water has walked into the empty cup!
  5. What would happen if you had two different coloured liquids going into one cup? Come up with a prediction, then try it out if you can!
  6. Try different types of paper or absorbent material: which works best?

How do you think the water moved? We have seen some people make an NHS rainbow in this way too!

The water moves using something called capillary action: you could do some research to find out more about it, and how plants use it.

Creative – Create your own Animal Park

This week we would like you to create your own Animal Park at home.  This might be using toy animals or drawings that you cut out, lego or anything else you have at home.  If you are lucky enough to have a garden, maybe make it outside.  Think carefully about how you are going to keep the animals apart as we don’t want the lions eating the zebras (think about the food chain work we have done in Science!) and whcih animals might go near to each other as they are the same type.

Have fun everyone and take care of yourselves.  Remember to message us on the blog if you wish and if you have any enquiries about the work email the school on

We hope to see you all soon! 🙂


2 thoughts on “Year 2 Home Learning – Week Commencing 27th April

  • 23rd June 2020 at 2:46 pm

    First to finish my decoration! 🙂

    • 24th June 2020 at 9:38 am

      Glad you enjoyed the activity. You produced a lovely design. Regards Mr Whitfield


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