Year 2 2019 - 2020

Mr Carew

Home Learning - Week beginning Monday 1st June

Week 6 Term 3 activities

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to a new half term.

Below are the activities for week 6 (starting June 1st).

Don’t forget; as well as the activities below, you may want to look at BBC Bitesize. Here is the link: .They are setting three lessons a day for each year group and I am sure they will be very useful.




This is a unit of the Maths curriculum we have not covered in Year 2 and is very important. Past experience tells me that the range of knowledge and understanding within the class will be broad. I also know that talking about time ‘in real life’ and practising telling the time regularly is just as important as completing the activities I have set. For most, the first few lessons will be a re-cap of knowledge they already have, but the activities will act as important building blocks for the more difficult tasks to come later in the week and next week.

Please note, these lessons are not part of the online White Rose Home Learning activities (time is not currently on their plan) so unfortunately there are no video tutorials for this unit. Instead I have uploaded  PowerPoints to go with the activities. The PowerPoints can be used as a ‘teaching guide’.

See the bottom of the page for lessons 1, 2 and 4. Lessons 3 and 5 are internet games based to support and reinforce the learning from the day/s before. I would advise not moving onto telling the time to 5 minutes unless they are very confident with quarter to / quarter past etc.


Lesson 1- o’clock and half past  

Lesson 2- quarter to and quarter past

Lesson 3- Play Hickory Dickory Clock Level 1 See link below. This game will embed Lesson 1 and 2- children  need to be thoughtful and not just click any answer

Lesson 4- telling time to 5 minutes

Lesson 5- Play Hickory Dickory Clock Level 2 See link below.


If you are very confident the children can tell the time to 5 minutes then the children could take a break from time until next week and try the following lesson set by BBC Bitesize

Extra activity:


English / Spelling

New task for Week 6

Flat Stanley. See the attached file at the bottom of this page for full details.



  1. As in previous weeks, I would like children to go onto Oxford Reading Tree using the link below:


Select a book from their current colour band (or one above if you feel they will be comfortable with this). Read the book and complete the activities.


  1. Taking into account the work I have set on Flat Stanley, there are no new comprehensions this week. I will set come new ones in Week 8.



Task 1- Changing adjectives into nouns by adding the suffix ness

I would like the children to investigate adjectives that can be changed into nouns by adding ness. They will need to think carefully about the impact of any spelling rules, for example change the y  to an i.

Here are two examples. kind- kindness    lazy- laziness

 How many can you find? Maybe you can put them in groups according to their spelling rule?


Task 2- Continue to learn the high Frequency Words and Common Exception Words

Remember to test the children on the High Frequency words lists at the bottom of this page- starting with the first 100 words. When you find between 5 and 10 they don’t know, practise them regularly until you are sure they can spell the words in their independent work. Keep adding three more that they don’t yet know, but keep practising the words they initially got wrong. When your child is ready, move onto the next 200 words list. If the high frequency words are mastered or nearly mastered begin on the Common Exception list. This is an end of Year 2 aspiration - not something to be cracked in one week. Take your time!!



At the bottom of this page is a PowerPoint from Mrs Byrne. It is called Hindu Trinity PowerPoint Week 6 to help complete the file called Hindu Trinity worksheet Week 6.



See the attached file at the bottom of this page for more details.



Watch my short video clip on Class Dojo. I have set you two new challenges to try this week.



Here is a link to a music lesson provided by Love Music Trust, who support music at Whirley and other Cheshire schools.


Below are 5 songs for your children to enjoy if they wish, also provided by Love Music Trust.




Continued from before half term.

This term the children are due to learn more about coding and simple algorithms. There is an excellent lesson on the Year 2 BBC Bitesize page to support this. I have attached the link below and would like the children to work through the lesson videos and activities.

Be aware that Activity 3 takes you to an extensive bank of activities and ideas that could be worked through over a number of weeks. Go through these activities at your own pace, maybe picking out a few your child would enjoy the most.

On the BBC Bitesize website this lesson was published on May 7th .






30 minute walk each day

Participate in the Joe Wicks work out on You tube

Try one of the physical activity cards at the bottom of this page.

Watch Newsround

Practise handwriting- look at the cursive font used on the high frequency spelling lists. Each child should be writing on the line, forming each letter correctly and ensuring each letter is the correct size consistently. This is a great opportunity to develop a lovely neat style.

Continue practising timestables- 2X, 5X and 10X and their inverses (very important).

Make pairs to 20 e.g 19-1 , 15-5, 7-13                          Make pairs to 100  e.g. 55-45     67- 33

Play dominoes

Learn to tie shoe laces

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