Home Learning

Home Learning Tasks – Week commencing 6.7.20

Dear Year 2,

I hope you and your family are keeping well. Below, you will find the learning tasks for this week. As always, please upload your learning onto Class Dojo where Miss Nina and I can see your learning and provide some feedback.

Keep up the hard work!

Miss Chanda and Miss Nina


Revise all your phonic sounds here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcqqtfr

To practise spelling and understand how to identify and write questions correctly. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zg2cf82

To understand what counting poems are and try writing one yourself. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdbtjsg

To be able to correctly form curly caterpillar letters and use them when writing sentences that contain exclamation marks. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z8cn2v4

To be able to place items in alphabetical order using the first three letters of a word. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsv6wnb

Using the book George’s Marvellous Medicine you will learn how to summarise information from an extract and write a description inspired by Roald Dahl. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfqsm39



Read for 15 minutes each day. Can you retell the story to someone in your home?

Don’t forget, if you need access to more books to have a look at Oxford Owl and register for free.


Alternatively, if you are looking for non-fiction texts, Miss Nina has found this wonderful website for you to try.




Watch one lesson per day, we will be starting to read the Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman (published by Puffin Books). We are going to be retrieving information from Chapter Three of The Firework Maker’s Daughter. We will be reading pages 45-49.  You will need a piece of paper and a pencil.

Genre focus: Poem (Haiku)

Lesson 1: The Firework Maker’s Daughter: To retrieve information https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-retrieve-information-202c7a

Lesson 2: The Firework Maker’s Daughter: To retrieve information https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-firework-makers-daughter-to-retrieve-information-3a40c4

Lesson 3: To identify syllables https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-syllables

Lesson 4: To identify the key features of a Haiku https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-the-key-features-of-a-haiku

Lesson 5: To write a Haiku https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-haiku



Please access the White Rose Maths website for the Maths lessons. We are in Summer Term – Week 10 (w/c 29th June). The accompanying video tutorials can be found here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Lesson 1 – Litres

Lesson 1 Answers – Litres

Lesson 2 – Temperature

Lesson 2 Answers – Temperature

Lesson 3 – O clock and half past

Lesson 3 Answers – O clock and half past

Lesson 4 – Quarter past and quarter to

Lesson 4 Answers – Quarter past and quarter to



This week you will be learning all about patterns and their importance in Islam.

You can watch this video as well to learn a little bit more about Islamic art:

BBC Four – The Hidden Art of Islam, Islam, geometry and nature

Open the RE document to help you! RE W6

Your task:
Go on a walk outside and collect some different items you find in nature. Why do you think they are beautiful?

Using all of the different materials or objects you have found, create a collage.



This week you will be learning about the invention of Wind Turbines!

Watch this video to learn more about wind power.

Then, open the Science document. Science W6

Your Task:

  1. Create a timeline of the invention of turbines.
  2. Think of and write down 2 good things about wind turbines, and 1 bad thing.


Can you craft your own wind turbine/Anemometer?
You could make it out of: a plastic cup and popsicle sticks or paper plates!
Open these links for some more ideas
You can change any of the materials if you need to.



We are now finishing with our unit of Transportation. You have learnt a lot about trains and aeroplanes – how has your understanding changed about the way we travel? What do you think is the most meaningful impact of the invention of trains and aeroplanes?

This week we will be thinking about different ways that events in history are remembered. Please open the History document to help you with this week’s task. History W6

Your Task:

Can you design your own train? What will you include to remember the steam trains used in the Rainhill trials? What modern elements will you include?



Soon you will be moving to Year 3! This will be a big change, for many reasons. You will be coming back to school for the first time since lockdown and there will be a lot of new learning to do. This week, I’d like you to make a diary. Please decorate the front and back cover of it. Then, on page 1 write all the things you are worried about and all the things you are excited for.

Can you please keep this with you for the next year, and update it.

You can then reflect on how much you have grown in Year 3 :).



This week I’d like you to focus on line drawing! Here are a few different activities you can try:

  1. Find an object around your house – can you try drawing it using a single line?
  2. Draw a picture of yourself or someone you know without lifting your pen off the paper.
  3. Draw different geometric shapes – can you fill them in using different lines? You could use straight lines, squiggly lines, or jagged lines. It is completely up to you!


Take a few minutes to do some gentle breathing and focus on how you feel.

Try and do 5 minutes of yoga a day.

Go on a  walk and find 10 things you are grateful for.

Make a picture of how you are feeling.