Year 2 Homework
Please find your child's Home Learning homework below - use the instructions in the books sent home to access the websites. You do not need to print any sheets as your child can write the answers into their homework book or complete work online. Remember these activities will be updated daily.
Additionally, you will find our recommended home learning timetable helpful to create a learning routine and don't forget to use the healthy living page to support you.
Please contact your child's class teacher, via firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
FRIDAY 17TH JULY
Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you all on Thursday 3rd September.
wednesday 15th july
How is your participation in our virtual sports day going? How many pictures/videos have you posted in? Come on there is still time! Is your class going to win? GOOD LUCK!
Have a go at making your own blow football game. Click on the links.
Or maybe Coffee Filter Butterflies
tuesday 14th july
LIFE SIZE DRAWINGS
Stick a load of A4 sheets of paper together (or if you have a big paper roll even better!) and place it on the floor. Encourage the kids to lie down on it and outline their body with a pen. From this moment on there is no way to stop the kids getting creative: colour in, add accessories to the figures like stickers or stamps, design clothes with old material offcuts or other things you might find in the art drawer. Design a football kit or a prom outfit. The kids will have lots of fun with the real-size copies and you may have something really special to decorate their bedroom wall afterwards. Don't forget to send photos of your drawings in to admin @stmary (full address above)
Tongue-twisters are phrases that are designed to be challenging to say. Kids are encouraged to repeat each saying as many times as possible, as quickly as possible, without making a mistake. But enjoy the slip-ups… Tongue twisters are meant to be fun for the whole family!
Try these with your kids!
- A cheap ship trip.
- I can think of six thin things and of six thick things too.
- Sam’s shop stocks short spotted socks.
- Fat frogs flying past fast.
- Red leather, yellow leather.
- Selfish shellfish.
- Shredded Swiss cheese.
- The crow flew over the river with a lump of raw liver.
- Red bulb blue bulb, red bulb blue bulb
- Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
- Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?
- Purple Paper People, Purple Paper People, Purple Paper People
- Six slippery snails, slid slowly seaward.
- Freshly-fried flying fish.
- How much wood could a wood chuck; chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood
- She sells sea shells by the sea shore
What are your favorite tongue twisters
monday 13th july
The magic of science makes these recycled plastic flowers beautiful. It's a great STEM / STEAM project for kids. Perfect for classroom auction projects, class art projects, Mother's Day gifts, and more.
More information in this week's newsletter.
Friday 10th july
Re-read The Parable of the prodigal son(based on Luke 15:11-32.) Yesterdays text.
Imagine you are the son or the father and tell your story, giving reasons for your thoughts and actions.
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson on 'Friday Maths Challenge' (Summer Term - Week 11), then complete the 'Get the Activity' ON THAT PAGE. Click the + icon on the Week 11 bar then click the videos to play. Finally click 'Get the Activity' to access the task.
Thursday 9th july
A man had two sons. The younger became impatient of living at home on the farm. He wanted to set out into the wide world and seek his fortune. He said to his father, “Father, give me my share of the money from the farm that would come to me when you die.” His father was very sad to hear this, but he loved his son, so he sold off half the farm and gave him the money. The older brother was furious, but the younger son was delighted. He had never had so much money in his life! At once he set off for a far country where nobody would know him and his riches would impress everyone. And they were impressed! He soon found friends to help him to spend his money. He really enjoyed himself. He did anything he wanted. There would be plenty of time later to get a job, and come home to his family a very wealthy man. But a famine spread quickly over the country. Crops failed and there was very little work of any sort to be had. His new friends could not even be bothered to offer him a meal. The only job he could find was working on the farm of a Gentile – feeding pigs! He was so hungry that he would have been glad to eat the pigs’ food himself. At last he came to his senses. “Even my father’s servants have more food than they want, and here am I dying of hunger! I will leave this place and go to my father and say: “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I don’t deserve to be called your son; treat me as one of your paid servants.” So he left the place and went back to his father. His father had been watching out, hoping his son would come home. While he was still a long way off, his father saw him, barefoot, ragged and dirty and so very pale and thin. He ran to the boy and hugged and kissed him. The son began his speech, but his father interrupted him, calling to the servants, “Quick! Bring out the best robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the calf we have been fattening and prepare a feast. I want to celebrate, because this son of mine was dead and has come back to life; he was lost and is found.” Gospels
- Q What did the younger son choose to do with his money?
- Q What were the consequences of his choices?
- Q What do you think it means in the story when it says: ‘he came to his senses’?
- Q What did he plan to say to his father?
- Q What words did he use that meant he had done wrong?
- Q What does the story tell us about the father?
- Q Who is the father like?
Wednesday 8th july
tuesday 7th july
English - (reading) - Literacy planet - 'Wet Pet'
RE - The meaning of sin and the examination of life(conscience).
Christians try to live as Jesus lived. Choosing wisely is important. There are some things that will help in making a good choice:
- to pray and ask for help.
- to get advice from someone you trust and know makes good choices.
- to think about the possible consequences of the choices.
- will it have a good effect on yourself and on others?
Many Christians pray every day for the help they need to make good choices. Every day, usually before going to sleep, many Christians ‘examine their life’ (‘conscience’). This means that they think about what has happened during the day and how they have tried to be the kind of person that God who loves them, wants them to be. They think about what they have done during the day – the good choices they have made for which they say thank you, and the bad choices for which they are sorry. The wrong choices which are done on purpose are sins – that is something that spoils or breaks friendship with God and with other people. Sin is anything that breaks God’s law of love. It is always something that has been done on purpose, not accidentally, or it is something we should do and purposely do not do it.This is the process of examining your life, conscience.
Answer the questions below
- Q When would be a good time to examine your life (conscience)?
- Q How do you think this helps you?
- Q How would you describe a sin?
- Q How would you know your action was good or wrong?
- Q How would you set about putting it right?
- Q Think of ways in which you can make amends for your wrong choices.
monday 6th july
English - (reading) - Literacy planet - 'Battle Zone'
RE - Two sons make choices.
Re-read the story from Friday's lesson
Divide a piece of A4 paper into 8 equal sections (fold in half, then half again, then half again ,open it up into 8 equal parts)
Make a storyboard of the story remember yo include the choices made by each son.
Maths - Click here to watch Lesson 1 ' Litres' (summer Term - Week 11 - Lesson 1). Click the + icon on the Week 11 bar then click the video to play. The maths lesson worksheet is below.
friday 3rd july
English - (reading) - Literacy planet - 'Dirty Dog'
RE - Two sons make choices.
When he was teaching the people, and trying to help them, Jesus told this story about two sons who made choices. Choices always have consequences. Read the story:
There was once a man who had two sons. He went to the older one and said, “Son, go and work in the vineyard today.”
“I don’t want to,” he answered, but later he changed his mind and went. Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. “Yes, sir,” he answered, but he did not go.
Which one of the two did what his father wanted?
Now Jesus was in the Temple teaching when he told this story, so he said to the people who were listening, “What do you think? Which of the two sons did what his father wanted?” And they all said, “the first.”
Matthew 21: 28-31
Answer the questions below
The first son
- Q What was his first choice?
- Q Why do you think he chose as he did?
- Q How do you think he felt?
- Q Can you think of some of the consequences of his choice?
- Q Can you think of reasons why he changed his mind? How did he feel?
- Q Do you think that was easy? Give reasons.
- Q Have you ever done something like this? When? Why?
The second son
- Q What did the second son choose?
- Q Why do you think he changed his mind?
- Q How do you think he felt?
- Q Have you ever done something like this? When? Why?
- Q How do you think the father felt about his two sons?
- Q Why did the father react like this?
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson on 'Friday Maths Challenge' (Summer Term - Week 10), then complete the 'Get the Activity' ON THAT PAGE. Click the + icon on the Week 10 bar then click the videos to play. Finally click 'Get the Activity' to access the task.
thursday 2nd july
English - (reading) - Literacy planet - 'Judy on the Ship'
RE - Choices have consequences.
Re-read the text from Monday's lesson.
Record on a grid (like below) five choices you have made lately. Say what choice you have made. Was it a good choice or wrong choice. What were the consequences for you or other people?
Good or Wrong
wednesday 1st july
tuesday 30th june
Maths - Click here to watch Lesson 2 'Measure mass in kilograms' (Summer Term - Week 10 - Lesson 2). Click the + icon on the Week 10 bar then click the video to play. The maths lesson worksheet is below.
monday 29th june
English - (reading) - Literacy planet my New Bike'
RE - Choices have consequences.
It was holiday time, and lots of children were playing in the park. Tom and Andrew had met some of their friends and were looking forward to a good game of football. Just then, along came Paul. “Just look,” said Tom, “he’s got his sister with him!” And there she was. Jane was dressed in her shorts and was wearing new trainers.“What have you brought her for?” asked Andrew. “I had to choose,” said Paul. “Mum said I could come if I brought Jane, but if not, I would have to play with her at home.”
“It’s all right,” said Jane, “I can play football. I’ve been practising at home, and I’ve got my new trainers.” Tom liked Jane. He’d seen her kicking a football in the school playground and knew she wouldn’t spoil the game, but he felt a bit afraid of saying so. He thought Andrew wouldn’t be friends with him if he did.
Hurry up,” shouted the rest of the gang. “Aren’t you going to play today?” It was now or never.“Come on Jane,” said Tom, “we’d better put our football boots on and show them.” Then he turned to Andrew, “Give her a chance,” he said.The game started before Andrew had a chance to answer. And they all enjoyed it. Tom, Paul and Andrew, and of course, Jane.None of them regretted that Paul had brought his sister with him.
Answer the following questions
- Q What do the words choice and consequence mean?
- Q What choices can you find in the story?
- Q What two choices did Mum give Paul?
- Q What do you think Paul said to his Mum?
- Q How do you think Jane felt when she heard what Tom said, and what Andrew said?
- Q How do you think Paul felt?
- Q What were the consequences of Paul’s choice?
- Q What choices have you had to make recently? How did you choose and what were the consequences? (Perhaps give some examples of class choices.)
friday 26th june
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson on 'Friday Maths Challenge' (Summer Term - Week 9), then complete the 'Get the Activity' ON THAT PAGE. Click the + icon on the Week 9 bar then click the videos to play. Finally click 'Get the Activity' to access the task.
thursdaY 25TH JUNE
English - (reading) - Literacy planet 'Balloon Landing'
RE - The Sign of Peace
Jesus has one rule, love God and one another. In John’s gospel Jesus says,
“My commandment is this; love one another, just as I love you.” Based on John 15: 12
When people go to Mass, just after they have all said the Our Father prayer, they give each other a Sign of Peace to show they follow Jesus’ rule by wanting to be friends with one another and prepare for Holy Communion. During a community celebration of Reconciliation, we also offer each other a Sign of Peace to show that we are forgiven and that we want to live in love and peace with each other.
Using each letter in the word PEACE make up a poem, include reasons why peace is important for Christians
P is for prayer when we want to be forgiven.
E is for ...
wednesday 24th june
English - (reading) - Literacy planet 'Yurts'
RE - The Sacrament of Reconsilation
There is a Sacrament, a sign of God’s love, that helps Catholics, to examine or look at their consciences and ask for God’s forgiveness. It is called the Sacrament of Reconciliation. You think of the sins you are sorry about, the things you have done wrong on purpose. You ask God to forgive you, and tell the priest, who won’t tell anyone else. The priest tells you your sins are forgiven in Jesus’ name and asks you to make up for them by being kind or by saying a prayer.
Think of the last time you said sorry to someone then complete the following in your book.
I have upset or hurt…
I am sorry, I say sorry, I am forgiven.
I can make up by…
I will try not to do it again.
Maths - Click here to watch Lesson 3 ' Four operations with lengths' (Summer Term - Week 9 - Lesson 3). Click the + icon on the Week 8 bar then click the video to play. The maths lesson worksheet is below.
tuesday 23rd june
History/Geography - Children to complete work from Windrush day yesterday.
monday 22nd june
Today, Monday 22nd June, is Windrush Day it is a time to offer our gratitude and respect to the people of Windrush.
Please share with us photos of your Windrush home learning or other activities that you complete that day or during the week. We would really like to celebrate them in our newsletter.
Below is the song we will be singing together at 10:27am as one, to celebrate the Windrush Generation with a special version of the universally loved song " You Can Get It If You Really Want" - in their honour. Our whole school will be singing with you. The time of 10:27 am represents the arrival of 1, 027 people on the original Empire Windrush.
History/ Literacy - Click and complete the documents below.
friday 19th june
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson on 'Friday Maths Challenge' (Summer Term - Week 8), then complete the 'Get the Activity' ON THAT PAGE. Click the + icon on the Week 8 bar then click the videos to play. Finally click 'Get the Activity' to access the task.
thursday 18th june
wednesday 17th june
English - (reading) - Literacy planet 'Dr Seuss'
RE - Forgiveness
Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘If my friend keeps hurting me, how many times do I have to forgive him/her? Seven times?
‘No, not seven times,’ answered Jesus, ‘but seventy times seven.’ Based on Matthew 18: 21-22.
Seventy times seven is a way of saying always.
Write the heading The Pathway to forgiveness. Draw around one of your feet. Inside your footprint write words of forgiveness and friendship for example peace and love.
tuesday 16th june
Maths - Click here to watch Lesson 2 'Count faces,edges and vertices on 3D shapes' (Summer Term - Week 8 - Lesson 2). Click the + icon on the Week 8 bar then click the video to play. The maths lesson worksheet is below.
monday 15th june
English - (reading) - Literacy planet 'Minty the Cat'
RE - Sorry
We must understand that we need to recognise and admit that when we have upset and hurt someone. We need to be sorry and say sorry to them. We also need to make up in some ways for the hurt we have caused. Sometimes it is hard to forgive, but that is important too. We all have times when we want to be forgiven.
Write a sorry prayer beginning: Dear God I am sorry for...
Maths - Click here to watch Lesson 1 'Count sides and vertices on a 2D shape' (Summer Term - Week 8 - Lesson 1). Click the + icon on the Week 8 bar then click the video to play. The maths lesson worksheet is below.
friday 12th june
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson on 'Friday Maths Challenge' (Summer Term - Week 7), then complete the 'Get the Activity' ON THAT PAGE. Click the + icon on the Week 6 bar then click the videos to play. Finally click 'Get the Activity' to access the task.
thursday 11th june
RE - God's rule
12 God has chosen you and made you his holy people. He loves you. So always do these things: Show mercy to others; be kind, humble, gentle, and patient. 13 Do not be angry with each other, but forgive each other. If someone does wrong to you, then forgive him. Forgive each other because the Lord forgave you. 14 Do all these things; but most important, love each other. Love is what holds you all together in perfect unity. 15 Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking. You were all called together in one body[a] to have peace. Always be thankful. 16 Let the teaching of Christ live in you richly. Use all wisdom to teach and strengthen each other. Sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 Everything you say and everything you do should all be done for Jesus your Lord. And in all you do, give thanks to God the Father through Jesus.
Draw a person and add labels with the most important words/attributes showing how they follow God’s rule.
wednesday 10th June
tuesday 9th june
RE - Rules
Read the passage below
Rules of sport
Faye asked her big brother David if he would play football with her. David explained that football has rules and that you have to keep the rules to play properly. Faye was only four, so she did not understand about the rules of football. David explained simply that she had to try to get the ball and kick it into the net. David knew he had to be patient with Faye. Faye ran round making silly noises, kicked David and picked up the ball and ran up the garden path. When she came back David asked her whether she wanted to play with the other boys and girls in the park. “Yes, yes,” replied Faye.“Right,” said David, “well if you are going to play with others you have to learn some rules, or no one will want to play with you.”
David told Faye she must kick the ball and not pick it up, she was to keep on the pitch and not hurt other players. Faye understood and tried hard when she and David practised. The next week Faye was joining in the game with other boys and girls in the park. She really enjoyed herself. David was proud of her.
Draw and/or write about a rule which is kept or broken at home. Repeat this for rules in class, in the playground and in school. For each situation ask: What is happening? How do people act? How do they feel?
MOnday 8th June
Science/Geography - Watch our new Foundation Home Learning YouTube lessons by Mr Stringer . Just like the Literacy videos, they are suitable for all the children to watch. Watch the lesson 1 video and then complete the task for Y2. Please click here for the video.
FriDAY 5TH JUNE
Maths - Click here to watch the lesson on 'Friday Maths Challenge' (Summer Term - Week 6), then complete the 'Get the Activity' ON THAT PAGE. Click the + icon on the Week 6 bar then click the videos to play. Finally click 'Get the Activity' to access the task.
Today is World Environment Day
The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature. Yet, these are exceptional times in which nature is sending us a message: To care for ourselves we must care for nature.
It’s time to wake up. To take notice. To raise our voices.
It’s time to build back better for People and Planet.
This World Environment Day, it’s Time for Nature.
Science - Read the information below about minibeasts:
Science - Busy things 'Minibeast Identification'
Science - Busy things 'Create a Minibeast'
Thursday 4th JUNE
English (reading) - Literacy Planet comprehension ‘Charlie Clown'
RE - Use the prayer below as part of a poster in your book that shows and celebrates your learning from this topic. Take a photo and send it in to school - we'd love to see it!
Wednesday 3rd June
Maths - Click here to watch Lesson 3 'Grouping' (Summer Term - Week 6 - Lesson 3). Click the + icon on the Week 6 bar then click the video to play. The maths lesson worksheet is below.
Science -Try this experiment. What do you learn? How did it work?
RE - Read the extract below:
Discuss the first two questions with your home teacher and then write a 5 sentence answer in your book for the third question
1) How can we help each other do what is right?
2) Name some of the people you think pass on the Good News in their lives? (It may be saints or people in our families or our friends.)
3) If we act as God wants us to, what would the world be like? Why?
Tuesday 2nd June
English (reading) - Literacy Planet comprehension ‘Dirty Dog'
Maths - Click here to watch Lesson 2 'Sharing' (Summer Term - Week 6 - Lesson 2). Click the + icon on the Week 6 bar then click the video to play. The maths lesson worksheet is below.
Times Tables Rock Stars - Maths - Practise for 2 lots of 10 minutes
RE - Read the extract below:
Now discuss then answer these questions in your book:
- What has Jesus promised?
- What might the Holy Spirit do for people?
- What is the Good News that we are asked to pass on?
- Why does St Paul tell us not to be sad?
Monday 1st June
ICT - Busy Things (Path Peril)