Portishead Primary School

Portishead Primary School

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Year 2 Home Learning

Term 6

Week 1

Year 2 Week Beginning: 1st June 2020
Curriculum Area Links and documents Description and Instructions
Reading  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/  Online books. Please read and re-read two books a week and complete the quiz that goes with each book. 

Genre Focus: Instructions 


Lesson 1:  The Firework Maker’s Daughter: To retrieve information 

For this lesson, you will need a piece of paper and a pencil. Then click the play button to watch the video. When you have listened to the input and watched the teacher model how to write the answer, you will need to pause the video to write down your answer. Then, play the video again to check your answers for any marvellous mistakes. 


Lesson 2: The Firework Maker’s Daughter: To find the meaning of words 

For this lesson, you will need a piece of paper and a pencil. Then click the play button to watch the video. You will need to pause the video to practise writing the spellings on the screen when you have finished press play to continue. After the teacher has talked through each multiple-choice question, you will need to pause the video. This gives you the chance to write down all 4 possible answers, just like she has done in her workbook, and tick the answer you think is correct. 


Lesson 3: To identify the key features of instructions 

For this lesson, you will need a piece of paper and a pencil. Then click the play button to watch the video. You will need to pause the video to practise writing the spellings on the screen when you have finished press play to continue. After listening to the input you will need to pause the video. You then have 2 options; Option 1 – copy out the instructions and label the different features of instructions using the number key on the screen, or, Option 2 – point to the different features of instructions on your screen and say what these are aloud. 


Lesson 4: To identify and use adverbs 

For this lesson, you will need a piece of paper and a pencil. Then click the play button to watch the video. You will need to pause the video to practise writing the spellings on the screen when you have finished press play to continue. After listening to the input you will need to pause the video. You then have 2 options; Option 1 – copy out the instructions and identify the different types of adverbs by underlining or circling them, or, Option 2 – point to the different types of adverbs on your computer screen and say aloud what type of adverbs they are. 


Lesson 5: To write a set of instructions 

For this lesson, you will need a piece of paper and a pencil. Then click the play button to watch the video. You will need to pause the video to practise writing the spellings when you have finished press play to continue. Listen carefully to the input in the video. Today you will be writing your own set of instructions. You might like to pause the video when you see the ‘Star Words’ and write these down to support you when you are writing your instructions. When you have finished, edit your writing carefully. 


Teachers would love you to ask parents to send these to year group emails. 

Please do not upload any of your work online to any social media sites

Please follow the correct links as given on the left. These lessons will build up skills throughout the unit and you will produce a final written piece in lesson 5. 

Use the button in the right hand corner of the screen to navigate between sections of the lesson. You can pause the video and come back to it at any point.  

Spellings Spellings Year 2 Week_1.pdf 
Practise and learn the spellings taught in your Oak English lesson. You might like to do a pre-test at the start of the week to see how much progress you make. 
Vocabulary L6 Angry Words Watch the Mrs Wordsmith lesson and complete the activities in your exercise book. 

Each day’s learning videos can be found here: 




Monday – 10x table 

You may want to have some 10p and 2p coins for this lesson. 

Lesson 1 The 10 times-table 2019

Lesson 1 Answers The 10 times-table


Tuesday – sharing 

You will need to have a set of 20 small objects (for example, counters, Lego bricks, pasta shapes, raisins). 

For questions 3 and 4 on the worksheet, you may want to make some tens sticks out of paper.

Lesson 2 Make equal groups sharing

Lesson 2 Answers Make equal groups sharing


Wednesday – grouping 

You will need to have a set of 40 small objects (for example, counters, Lego bricks, pasta shapes, raisins). 

Lesson 3 Make equal groups grouping

Lesson 3 Answers Make equal groups grouping


Thursday – odd and even 

You will need to 20 small objects and two tens frames (draw them or print from this sheet blank ten frame activity-sheet.

Lesson 4 Odd and even numbers

Lesson 4 Answers Odd and even numbers

For question 7 on the worksheet, you will need two dice. If you haven’t got dice at home, use these interactive dice: 



Friday’s lesson is the Family Challenge. The activity is on the same page as the learning videos, or you can find it on the BBC Bitesize Year 2 page. The most suitable questions for Year 2 are 1, 2 and 3 but why not try the others with someone at home! 


Challenge of the week: Nrich challenge How Odd

We are working on Week 6 – wc 1st June  


This block of learning focuses upon fractions, including tenths as decimals. 


You can either print the worksheets or just write the answers in your exercise book. Remember that questions marked with a thought bubble are supposed to be a bit more of a challenge. 

Maths – online programmes 




Please play on Garage for at least 3 minutes per day.


Please play on Numbots for at least 5 minutes per day. You use your Timetables Rockstars details to log in. The website is the same but if you use an app, you will need to download the Numbots app separately.


Key question: What do we know about the weather? 

In this lesson you will be recapping on what you already know about the 4 seasons and the different types of weather we often experience during them.   

Before you start the lesson talk about:  different times in the year and what was the weather like? What were you wearing?  What things did you do? Can you remember any special events that happen during different seasons? 


Click here to start your lesson.

Seasons Lesson 1 worksheet

  • Introductory quiz – complete but don’t worry of you get things wrong. 
  • Video – pause when asked and complete the tasks set out the worksheet or on paper.  During the video you will be prompted to ‘Have your’ turn where you should answer questions or repeat key facts. 
  • Exit quiz – repeat questions from introductory quiz.  Did you do better this time? Well done 
  • Optional extension task – Write a short weather report about the weather where you are today.  Try to include some of the ‘Star words ‘you have learnt.  If you can find out the temperature to include in your report. 

Story time – watch the animated story about the different types of weather 


Resources: pencil and worksheet 

The worksheet provides a guide through each lesson’s tasks.  If you do not wish to print it out, tasks can be completed on paper or in a notebook. 


What is a continent? 

In this lesson we are going to be learning about the seven continents. We are going to learn what a Geographer is and how important they are. We will be looking at the seven continents, comparing their size and location on our planet. We will then be learning all about what the equator is.


You will need a pencil ad your exercise book to complete this lesson. Click on the link to start the lesson and stop when the teacher tells you to.  Start the lesson again when you have finished the task. 

Jo Wicks Daily PE Lesson 

Cosmic Kids Yoga  

Just Dance 


There are a lot of PE activities available that you can do depending on the space or resources available. Here are some suggestions. 

Examples by Andy Goldsworthy 

Examples suitable for children of any age 

Create some art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.  

Create your own picture or pattern with natural materials by and using things you find. Go on a walk or look in your garden or other outdoor space. Gather some small items together – leaves, petals, grasses, pebbles. (Don’t break bits off of trees or plants please!) Find a suitable space at home or outdoors. Arrange your items to make a pattern or picture. Take photos of your work to share. 

Wider Curriculum

Superhero Activity Worksheet

Super Hero Power 


EYFS and KS1 well-being activity sheet.pdf
Discover your superhero qualities with this fun activity!

Term 5


We always encourage all children to read at home and we know many of you have many lovely books to read. In order for your child to continue being able to read book banded reading books selected at their level of reading ability, your child now has an account with Bug Club https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 where they have been allocated reading books based on their book band or reading age. They have books to read in ‘My Stuff’ and then after completing all of the activities based on the books, they will go into ‘My Library’ to read. Please use our pupil guide below to help you navigate Bug Club. You should have received their username and password through an announcement on Class Charts (the school code is popr). If you have not received this, or have trouble accessing the site, please email your child's year group address.

We recommend reading 1 or 2 books a week rather than racing ahead - quality reading rather than quantity will help you improve your reading more. The first reading should focus on decoding, the second reading will focus on comprehension and completing the activities and try some reading with prosody (intonation, pitch and expression) for a few pages too when you read aloud.

Home learning packs are also available from the Hamilton Trust https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

Each pack contains 5 days of mixed reading, grammar, spelling and writing opportunities, planned around a weekly theme. Some days contain a lot of activities so please don't feel pressured to complete everything. Notes for parents and carers are included, as well as sheets which can be printed for children to work on. However, this is not essential and written responses could be recorded on paper, in a notebook, or typed.

Bug Club User Guide


Daily Maths lessons are provided through White Rose Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ which is a high-quality resource we use in school. For Years 1-6, each lesson video starts with a 'Flashback' to review prior learning, then a short tutorial video with example questions which are fully explained.

Follow-up worksheets can be downloaded below, although again, if you don't have access to a printer, these can be completed on paper. Answers are also provided so you can talk through your child's work and help them if they get stuck. For Early Years, each week is based around a story book but you don't need to have the book to do the activity.

Please also remind your child to practice their times tables recall frequently using Times Tables Rock Stars. Well done messages and house points are sent to the top 3 children in each Key Stage every Friday and many teachers set their own challenges and rewards for effort. If your child doesn't have their log-in details, please email their year group address for help.

Resources for Week 5- 18th May









The wider Curriculum

Year 2 Term 5 Home Learning

Year 2 Spelling Term 5 Overview

Year 1/2 Common Exception Words

Please also see the activities and resources for all year groups page for further more ideas.

Term 4

Answers Differentiated Maths SPAG Pack Guidance

Answers Maths Activity Booklet

Creative Writing Narrow Lines

Creative Writing-Wide lines

Differentiated Maths and SPAG Developing Expected Greater Depth


Fiction Reading Comprehension

History-Creative writing If I were King or Queen 

KS1 Handwriting prompts 

Maths Activity Booklet 

Maths Games The Mystery at the Grand Portrait Gallery

Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension

Poetry Reading Comprehension

Practical Ideas

Queen Elizabeth II Differentiated Reading Comprehension

RE-The Easter story Powerpoint

Science Uses of Everyday Materials Learning from Home Activity Booklet

Spelling Overview