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Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 – Monday’s Home Learning

Year 2 Home learning for Monday 1st June 

Subject focus What we need to learn: How we might learn it:
English  Reading To read the common exception words for Year 1 and 2.

This week we are going to focus on the reading of the common exception words. These are words that appear commonly in texts but do not follow some of the phonic rules we have learnt. Today’s task is to read through the list of common exception words from both Year 1 and 2 and practice reading them. 

If there are any words that you find hard to read then make a list and practise them throughout the week.

The word mat is attached at the bottom of the page or you can download it from 

Writing To read and understand a story.

Watch the snail and the whale on bbc IPLAYER or read the book if you have it.

Think about the main parts of the story. Retell the story to someone else in your house. It could be a parent or a sibling. 

Write a few sentences retelling the story. Try to use different clauses to extend your sentences using words like and, so, but, because, when, that. 

Remember to use capital letters correctly and finish sentences with a full stop.  

Maths To use knowledge of mental maths in real life situations.

This week you are going to use your knowledge of Maths to play games and complete tasks. Here are today’s activities;

1) On a piece of paper, write down three even numbers between 0 and 10.

2) Write down three odd numbers between 10 and 20.

Show these to a grown up – are you correct?

3) Play the ‘Add and Subtract’ game (see below – print if you can) – this is a game for two players.

4) Play these Maths games;

Please remember – always have a grown up with you when you use Internet resources – keep safe online.

Other:  To learn about the features and habitat of different animals

This week our topic is ‘The Zoo’.

Watch one of the virtual tours of Chester Zoo on their website.

Choose one of the animals that you have seen on the website and write an information label / plaque for its cage. Use these headings to help you:

Name: (What is its full name?)

Type of animal: (Is it an amphibian, bird, fish, mammal or reptile?)

Habitat: (Where does it live?)

Appearance:(What does it look like? How do it’s features help it?)

Diet: (What does it eat?) 

Predators: (Who are its enemies?)

Remember to email your child’s class teacher to let them know how you’ve got on. We’d love to see examples of what you’ve been up to. 

Mr Wells –

Mr McEvoy –

Mrs Knapp and Mrs Marshman 

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