Home Working Area Year 2 - 20th-24th April 2020
(Text from Year 2 parent letter, also below as a PDF)
Dear Year 2 Parents
Week 3 - home learning
Thank you for your continued support. I am sure you are all doing an amazing job in difficult circumstances. Please don’t worry if you have not completed everything on the timetable - it is only a guide and other activities such as gardening and baking are great educational things to do together as a family. If your child is getting bored working in the same room each day, then maybe try making a den inside or outside and creating different learning spaces to keep them motivated.
The activities on the timetable for week 3 are:
See Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel for a great daily workout for the whole family. If your child can only manage part of it that is fine, but it is a good way of waking them up!
As you have been, please continue to listen to your child read a few pages of a book and discuss what they have read to you. We are starting to use Purple Mash now in year 2 and there is a reading and comprehension task online for Monday and Tuesday. Some of your children will be able to access this independently and others will need a great deal of support with this. Our summer topic is Oceans and we learn about Mary Anning (as she is a local person who has international impact) so I wanted every child to learn about her at the start of the new half term. It might be that you need to read the text to your child, in this instance, and on Tuesday go through the comprehension together.
Your child should be able to access the education city activities independently.
Please continue to alternate the high frequency words and the common exception words at some point during the week - both of which are an important part of year 2 learning. Please carry on taking 3 or 4 words a day from the common exception list/high frequency list and play spelling games with your child. On the parent hub there are examples of different ways to explore this e.g. bubble writing, rainbow writing and sand tray writing. Your child can also write “silly sentences” using 2 or 3 of the words. As you are aware, I have included the spelling lists and the alphabet sheet in the year 2 file to help your child with the formation of their letters. I haven’t put a specific slot on the timetable but see if you can fit it in when your child is not too tired. ** Please look at Jules Daulby’s YouTube channel for spelling lessons.
We are using three different websites to keep your child stimulated. Purple Mash is fairly new to year 2 and they can choose in the games this week which level they would like to work to. Encourage them to be “Go for it Gorillas”!
TT Rock Stars (times tables)
Please continue learning the tables with your child. These games are quick paced.
On Thursday’s Science activity your child may like to create a fossil drawing, painting or even make a salt dough mould. On a short walk or in your garden he/she may like to go fossil hunting.
Thank you for your continued support at this difficult time. Although I have timetabled the week (as some children like this structure) please swap timings around to suit. Both the PE and the audio stories can be accessed at any time on the YouTube channels.
Mrs Bourne and the Year 2 team