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Welcome to our home learning journey...


Each day, we will upload a selection of activities for different subject areas for the children to complete. Over the course of the week we will try and offer not only printed sheets but computer games, videos and activities which can be completed on plain paper if printing is not available. We are looking to include videos to demonstrate methods for maths and English where necessary too.  We know that each household's situation is different, some families may have the ability to dip into all of the learning on offer whilst others may also be working and sharing computer equipment and will have to prioritise activities. Photographs of activities, or videos of work can be uploaded to their portfolios or sent via messages to the teacher. The teachers or teaching assistants will send feedback on the children's work and will adapt activities based on what the children have and haven't understood. We will celebrate work with comments and class dojo points. The teachers at school recognise all of the challenges families are facing, please can we ask that you share with us how home schooling is going so that we can support you every step of the way;  we are all in this together!


All of this is taking some time for us to adapt to new systems so please bear with us. 

Most of all we hope the children have fun with their learning and stay safe. 


Best wishes from all of the Year 2 team. 


Today we are going to learning about subtraction. Please see the information in the PowerPoint to explain what to do and then work through the resources below.



Mindfulness focuses on paying attention to the present moment (thoughts and feelings) as well as the world around you. This can improve mental wellbeing. The link below is a guided meditation aimed at children to support relaxation and mental focus. 



This week we will begin our new English unit about winter poems. 


Today we would like you to choose some of the poems below or look through any poems that you have at home and read  them independently, with an adult or listen to an adult read them to you. You should then choose 3 poems to evaluate using the evaluation sheet. On the sheet you can write the title of your poem, whether you enjoyed reading it and give a reason why. This could also be written in blank paper rather than the sheet. You could also talk about which poem was your favourite and why. 




  I can identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for different uses



Read the letter from Morris the magpie who needs our help, things have been going wrong in the place he lives and he needs us to use our knowledge of materials to help him. (The letter is attached below)


Read the story Messy magpie (Twinkl ppt below) up to page 10.


Can you look closely at the pictures and find out what Morris has been collecting. Name the items and the materials they are made out of.


We can describe materials using our senses. What do they look and feel like? We can also use scientific vocabulary to explain some of their properties e.g. waterproof and absorbent. Have a look at some of the scientific language listed below. Then open the materials hunt below and find objects around the house made from different materials based on their properties. 



Open the ppt 'suitability of objects'

Look at why some materials are more suitable for the object they are made into than others.


Have a go at the comparing suitability activites below. 

Shared Reading 

Shared reading involves children joining in with the reading and comprehension of a text whilst guided and supported by an adult. The text can be read by an adult if it is tricky or the child can read it themselves. The reader should be encouraged to use expression in voice and note the features of the text e.g. the title, any illustrations, the author/ illustrator and the structure of the text. Shared reading aims to improve comprehension skills known as VIPERS (vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval of information and sequencing). During shared reading the children are encouraged to ask and answer comprehension questions either verbally or in written form and any feedback about the text should be encouraged and discussed.


Please see the links below for the shared reading text and tasks.