Year 2 Home Learning – Week commencing 8th June

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Hello lovely Year 2 children,

We hope you are all well and have had a lovely week, despite the weather changing! We have all been back into school with our new groups of children, and it is very strange without our wonderful classes! We miss you all and appreciate how tricky it is doing work from home, for you and your adults! Just know, we are very proud of all you are doing and it will really help when you come back to school.

Keep smiling,

Miss Croot, Mrs Norris, Mrs Anstey and Miss Nice 🙂

This week we have uploaded a video of a brilliant story called Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs by Ian Beck and your English learning will be based around this book.


This week we have several different writing ideas for you, have a go at 1, 2 or all of them and please share on the blog so we can see your hard work:

  • Can you write a list of objects that could have been in the mystery box? Can you add adjectives to describe them?
  • Can you write a ‘message in a bottle’ – pretend you are stuck on a desert island and need saving! Remember to use an exclamation mark if your sentence is shocking or exciting. Can you add a question too?
  • Katy was stuck on an island with the last living dinosaurs, if you were stuck on an island what animal would be on there with you? You could choose your favourite animal or make one up! Draw a picture and then tell us about the animal/creature. What is it like? Use your senses to describe it.
  • Tom flew over lots of different settings. If you can, pause the video on this page and write about the things Tom could see.


We know lots of you have been accessing Scholastic which is brilliant. It is important to read for a little bit each day.  Don’t forget to complete the quiz when you have read a book so that we can see how well you are doing. We have assigned you a Dinosaur book this week.  Read it carefully and then see how many of the questions you can get right.

Our Scholastic Reading Stars so far are…….







Well done to these children who have all been reading reguarly and have had a go at some of the quizzes.  Let’s see if some other children can catch up with them this week.

This week we’d like you to look around your home for objects that have writing on them. Can you have a go at reading what they say? What is the purpose of the writing?

Let’s help get you started:

Cereal boxes – read some of the information on the box. What does it say? Why has it been included on the box?

Washing machines – what words are written on it? Why are they there? Do you know what they mean?

Board Game/Lego Box – Read the instructions. Why are they there? Why are they important?

If the words are tricky ask an adult to help and they can read while you answer the questions.



This week we are going to focus on multiplication and counting in steps.  Most activities will be based on things we have already done in school so you will be using your memory skills to think back in time! Here are three video lessons that you could work through this week. Remember to use TT Rockstars and Numbots regularly too to make sure your brains get to practice some of the important facts we learnt earlier in the year. This week’s Battle is Year 2 Girls versus Year 2 Boys. Good Luck!


We have two science jobs you can choose between this week.

1. How to make an erupting volcano
  • 10 ml of washing up liquid
  • 100 ml of cold water
  • 400 ml of white vinegar
  • Food colouring
  • Baking soda (Bicarbonate of soda)slurry (fill a cup about ½ with baking soda, then fill the rest of the way with water)
  • Empty 2 litre bottle

NOTE: This should be done outside due to the mess.

  1. Combine the vinegar, water, washing up liquid and 2 drops of food colouring into the empty bottle.
  2. Use a spoon to mix the baking soda slurry until it is all a liquid.
  3. Eruption time! … Pour the baking soda slurry into the bottle quickly and step back!

How it Works:

A chemical reaction between vinegar and baking soda creates a gas called carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is the same type of gas used to make the carbonation in fizzy drinks. What happens if you shake up a fizzy drink? The gas gets very excited and tries to spread out. There is not enough room in the bottle for the gas to spread out so it leaves through the opening very quickly, causing an eruption!

2. Hot Air Balloon Science

Tom used a hot air balloon to rescue Katy, watch this short video and draw and label your own hot air balloon.




Can you make your own dinosaur skeleton? All you will need are twigs (if you don’t have those – you can use straws or cotton buds)

Look at the photos and choose a dinosaur then use the twigs to create a dinosaur skeleton.

Home School Topic Timetable | York MumblerDinosaur bones craft made with Q-tips! great site with a million ...

Beddington Infants' School | Dinosaur Skeletons!

9 thoughts on “Year 2 Home Learning – Week commencing 8th June

  • 5th June 2020 at 6:22 pm

    Hello dear teachers! I am Luca’s mom. He was very happy to see that he is a Reading Star. But he told me to let you know that the quizes are not working. He miss you a lot!!! XXX

    • 6th June 2020 at 1:13 pm

      I was so pleased to see your name on the star reader list too Luca! It’s great to see you keeping up with your reading. To do the quizzes, you need to make sure you finish the reading test on Reading Pro and then go back to the Reading Library. Try this and let me know if it works. It’s lovely to hear from you. Hope your family is all well. Miss Croot.

  • 7th June 2020 at 8:43 am

    Hi it’s Jo, Harry’s mum (he misses you all lots) he has been really keen to do TTRockstars but this week the battle doesn’t seem to be registering when he has completed 5 games? See you soon 😊

    • 8th June 2020 at 8:23 pm

      It’s Miss Nice, please tell Harry we are super proud of how well he is doing on TT Rockstars. I can see the progress he has made and my stats tell me he has gotten over 900 questions right this last week! Amazing Harry, keep it up!
      I’ve been onto the battles and made sure all of his information is up to date so try again and if it still isn’t working let us know. We miss you lots too Harry, keep trying hard and remember how hard you have worked this year! Speak soon

      • 8th June 2020 at 8:39 pm

        I’ve just looked at the battles again and it is telling me Harry has scored 292 points for the Year 2 boys! Go Harry!

  • 8th June 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Hello miss when i go on scholastic it doesn’t load so what can I do about it back if there’s something to do about it can you tell me please

  • 9th June 2020 at 11:32 am

    Hi Mawaddah tried to go on scholastic again and all it is showing is a blank screen. Please can you show me how to do this another way.

    Thank you

    • 9th June 2020 at 2:54 pm

      We wil try to telephone you later to see if we can help.
      Mrs Norris


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